This 4th of July, “Give Peace a Chance”

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The famous tune was penned by John Lennon and Yoko Ono 40 years ago this Saturday, July 4.

It was at a Montreal bed-in that the song was recorded. Those in attendance included Timothy Leary, Dick Gregory, Petula Clark, Derek Taylor, Murray the K and Allen Ginsberg. John Lennon played acoustic guitar and so did Tommy Smothers of the Smothers Brothers. Some of those names became part of the lyrics.

Find the lyrics and a video of Lennon performing the song, and celebrate the independence of our nation by remembering those who worked and continue to work tirelessly for peace.

And leave your thoughts on the message board at the NPR “All Songs Considered – The Blog”!



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  1. How hard is it?  Peace?  It’s not hard at all!  People around the world WANT peace!  It’s the leaders of the world who have no interest in peace, because of their wants and needs of GREED and POWER!

  2. It`s sort of a bummer that you just aged me. I was there in Montreal at the hotel with my friend Kendall Bolduc, at that very time.

    Now since nothing else has worked, why don`t they “Give Peace A Chance”.

    It doesn`t cost anything.

    Peace to you & yours sir & to all the world.

    It`s strange the number of people, in such a low amount, can prevent peace to the billions who only want it.


    • rb137 on July 3, 2009 at 09:16

    May all of the peacemaking work you do come back to you tenfold.  

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