John Lennon: The Protest Against The Vietnam War

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John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940, in Liverpool , Merseyside, England during world war two. When John was four years old his parents separated and he ended up with his aunt Mimi. John loved music from a young age and soon as a young adult formed a band named The Beatles.This band was very popular in England and John used this to his advantage. John started a non-violent protest against the Vietnam war in 1969. He named this protest ¨Give Peace a Chance¨ . On his honeymoon,in the Presidential Suite at the Hilton Amsterdam, he and his wife, Yoko Ono, had a public bed in, which was an experimental way of spreading peace. They allowed the press to come into their hotel room and document everything they said or did. They hung signs above the bed that read ¨Hair Peace” and “Bed Peace”. These two week long bed ins for peace helped people take their minds off of the raging Vietnam war and turned into a media spectacle.He tried to have a bed in in America but was denied, instead he had one in Montreal.
John’s peace movement was after the beatles broke up so John was writing his own music about anti-war and peace for mankind. Songs such
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The interviews would start at 10am. John Lennon believed that the only way to get peace is by being peaceful. John lived by this and showed it throughout his life. One thing that really got on Johns nerves was when people would joke about the protest and say things like “ Now because of your event in Amsterdam, im not joining the RAF, im growing my hair.” John replied “imagine if the american army stayed in bed for a week”. John used the word imagine many times during his life as an activist.He even wrote a song called “Imagine”. HardRock cafe even sells merchandise with johns famous “Imagine”, which is helping kids who are hungry. The Hard Rock cafe says “imagine a world without hunger”. This is an example of how even after John has passed away his motto lives

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