The Reine Elizabeth Hotel Celebrates The 50th Anniversary Of John Lennon Bed-In For Peace
Give Peace A Chance!
The Bed-In For Peace: A Page Of Montreal’s History Written Again!
It’s already been 50 years since the late John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono did their now famous bed-in for peace. In midst of the war in Vietnam, Montreal got its worldwide debut in 1969 with
this political statement that the newly weds put together and not a lot of people know that it almost NEVER happened.
They’ve decided to travel to Montreal instead. In one of our most historic hotel: Le Fairmount Reine Elizabeth.
The plan was to do the same thing they did in Amsterdam first.
It was a protest against the war, a statement for love and unity while letting the world know what they stood for : world peace.
They stayed a week in the suite but the difference is that they actually recorded a song in Montreal!
”Give Peace A Chance” was recorded and performed in our city and it became an anthem for anti-war messages.
For 7 days straight John & Yoko gave interviews, shared with fans and most of all they spoke their mind about a senseless war.
Call it nostalgia or just the reenactment of something great. Le Fairmount Reine Elizabeth hotel is now giving Montrealers the opportunity
to live this moment again at the very suite where it all took place.
With Genevieve Borne as their spokesperson and also on the 1’s and 2’s. Bringing the best of the 60’s & 70’s
while Ève Salvail will brings us the best of today’s hits.
Speaking of the 70’s, on the 25th Bar Nacarat joins the festivities to bring you the best of that era with Dj Jojo Flores and also a special drink called the Yoko Fresh.
Along with the theme, they’re building a new door for the famous suite and also bring out a Rolls Royce from this era.
From May 25th to May 30th, we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the bed-in for peace with also our local talents like Beyries, Joël Denis, Kevin Parent, Les Porn Flakes & Yann Perreau.
Filled with tour guides of the suite, exhibitions in the halls and a show at their Espace C2.
Also important to add, a part of the proceeds is going to Amnistie Internationale Canada.
If you want to relive a part of history and explore this moment in person, this is your chance.
May 25th-Mayth 30th
Le Fairmount Reine Elizabeth
900 René-Lévesque Boulevard