Many of you may know the John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s single ‘Give Peace a Chance.’
BUT…DID YOU KNOW IT WAS BORN IN CANDA?
May 26th, 1969, in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel, John and Yoko laid in bed in room 1472. The couple remained in the room for eight days in an effort to promote world peace. It didn’t take long for media, celebrities and journalists to come knocking on the room door, exactly what the duo wanted!!!
Yoko Ono sat down with Uncut in 1998 and looked back at the song, “I think we kind of made a point there. We thought that we were presenting a thought through an alternative theater setting and that was the platform and the world was the theater.” Yoko went on to explain that the couple recognized the humor in the stunt and knew they would sound silly, but felt it was an effective medium to draw attention to the issue and get their message across.
Music can be a powerful force in the world we live in, positively effecting our society and future leaders. Though not every song may have this effect on world issues – Today is International Day of Peace and we want to highlight songs that promote just that:
10- Mick Jagger – “War Baby”
9- Edwin Starr – “War”
8- 2Pac – “Changes”
7- The Police – “Invisible Sun”
6- John Lennon and Yoko Ono – “Give Peace A Chance”
5- Nickelback – “If Everyone Cared”
4- Black Eyed Peas – “Where Is The Love?”
3- Paul McCartney “Pipes of Peace”
2- Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On”
1- John Lennon – “Imagine”