Give Peace A Chance (demo) - John & Yoko, Sheraton Oceanus Hotel, 1969 (5K Music Video)

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Before famously recording their legendary pacifist anthem “Give Peace A Chance” at their Bed-In for Peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on 31 May 1969, John Lennon & Yoko Ono rehearsed an early version of the song while at the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in the Bahamas just days before, on 25 May.
The performance, which was captured by the Lennon's film cameraman Nic Knowland and sound recordist Mike Lax, has never been released until now and is the earliest known recording of the song.
The video features John humorously ad-libbing lyrics for the verses before being joined by Yoko for the memorable chorus that became an anti-war anthem for a generation and which remains an enduring protest song more than 50 years later.
Originally set for New York, the second Bed-In was relocated to the Bahamas after John & Yoko were denied entrance into the U.S. because of John's 1968 cannabis conviction. However, due to the layout of the hotel and the sweltering Bahamian heat, the couple flew to Toronto the following day and eventually settled in Montreal, chosen for its close proximity to New York and the American press, which they were hoping to use to get the attention of President Nixon.
The couple holed up in the hotel for a week where they gave unlimited access and endless interviews, in order that their extended honeymoon serve as a “commercial for peace.” The event culminated with the recording of John’s first solo single and the first to be credited to the Plastic Ono Band, “Give Peace A Chance.”
Surrounded by fans, Hare Krishnas and having spent the week with a host of notable friends and celebrities like LSD advocate Timothy Leary, singer Petula Clark, disc jockey Murray The K, comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory and comedian Tommy Smothers, who accompanied on acoustic guitar, John and Yoko performed the song in bed, dressed in their pyjamas and helped provide the soundtrack to a revolution.
Released just a month later in July 1969, backed with Yoko’s “Remember Love,” recorded that same night after their guests had left, the single reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 14 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100, giving John his first hit outside of The Beatles.
Although originally credited to Lennon-McCartney due to his publishing agreemeent with Paul, John later revealed the song was written by him and Yoko and that she should have received the co-writing credit.
John said one of his proudest moments was when Peter Seeger led a crowd of over 500,000 protesters in singing a ten-minute version of ‘Give Peace A Chance’ at the Vietnam moratorium in Washington DC on 15 November 1969.
Written and performed by John Lennon & Yoko Ono
© Sony /ATV Music Publishing LLC
℗ Calderstone Productions Limited (a division of Universal Music Group)
Directed & Produced by John Lennon & Yoko Ono, 1969
Film Cameraman: Nic Knowland, 1969
Sound Recordist: Mike Lax, 1969
Audio remastered by Sam Gannon, 2021
Visual restoration by David Frearson, 2021
Editor & Production Manager Simon Hilton, 2021

David Seib
David Seib שעה לפני
Love John and so glad he found his soul mate in Yoko. I like listening to Paul talking about John, Paul is a class act who sticks up for John now that John can't stick up for himself. There is a lot of rubbish written about John but not by people who actually knew him and rarely by people who listened to his music and words. 'Bless You Wherever You Are' - quote from Walls and Bridges album.
Maxim Popov
Maxim Popov יום לפני
Thanks God tRump is over... Peace Love and Democracy 💙
Maxim Popov
Maxim Popov יום לפני
Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away. ~ John Lennon.
Louis Robert
Louis Robert 4 ימים לפני
good rough stuff
Larissa Martins
Larissa Martins 6 ימים לפני
Que delícia de casal💙
Bats Records
Bats Records 7 ימים לפני
great song ! thumbs up
Roy will
Roy will 7 ימים לפני
Just becuz there’s bad religious and Christians out there don’t mean Christ Jesus ain’t real, always remember that. It’s painful to see millions and billions representing God and Christ the incorrect way n turning ppl off - BUT IT DOES NOT MEAN CHRIST AINT REAL. We’ll all have the answers some day. Be patient.
John Lennon
John Lennon 8 ימים לפני
Listen to Gimme some truth, the very best of John Lennon, now in streaming, CD and vinyl
Robert F Sullivan
Robert F Sullivan 11 ימים לפני
RFS Israel *
Ana Miguel
Ana Miguel 12 ימים לפני
Peace and love !!! This is moment for you 🙏 Pace and love in the wolrd love forerever and love with jesus christ!!! Aleluiahh
Rick Davies
Rick Davies 14 ימים לפני
I love lennon
tomberbers 14 ימים לפני
He spend a week in bed Singing this song Beautifull
jon dough
jon dough 15 ימים לפני
even when he's screwing around and having some fun, he's a creative tsunami. amazing.
Lívia 16 ימים לפני
Nunca saberei de como eram os dois realmente, mas do que dá pra saber, os dois são muito lindos, por si só e juntos 💕
S.Kimaux 16 ימים לפני
John will always live in our hearts with his amazing music and lyrics come what may...
beatle st
beatle st 16 ימים לפני
SkyTheGuy04 17 ימים לפני
This whole demo gives off the vibes that the demos for the white album had
keep dreamin
keep dreamin 17 ימים לפני
i don't hear a difference from this version so why keep releasing this song over and over and over and over and over and over and over
Eugene Port
Eugene Port 17 ימים לפני
John and George videos are always bittersweet. Gone so young esp. John.
David Robinson
David Robinson 18 ימים לפני
John just knocking out a little ditty and trying to make his missus laugh. God, I miss him.
Yoko Queen Ono
Yoko Queen Ono 18 ימים לפני
Yoko's smile so cute and John also! this brings a wide smile in my face just when i was blue!! Thanks yoko and john forever in debt with you two.
Jolanta Lizewski
Jolanta Lizewski 18 ימים לפני
Yes,Imagine and Give peace of ......
George X.
George X. 19 ימים לפני
I believe you again.....................................................
Karl Krogmann
Karl Krogmann 19 ימים לפני
The original indie rocker.
森田. Morita淳一郎 Junichiro
森田. Morita淳一郎 Junichiro 20 ימים לפני
rick 20 ימים לפני
Looks like the people that are Disliking this must be fans of Pop Tart Singers, Rap and/or K-Pop. None of which have talent and won't be remembered in 15 years let alone in 60
Sergey Yakovets
Sergey Yakovets 20 ימים לפני
Спасибо!! Это супер!!!
Jason Lee
Jason Lee 21 יום לפני
We need wwide nuclear disarmament....
Jason Lee
Jason Lee 21 יום לפני
Can't wait for more 1980 footage......
たつニャー 21 יום לפני
ALEX BASE 21 יום לפני
I'LL CRY INSTEAD by John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Lul Lel
Lul Lel 21 יום לפני
This song of John Lennon sounds very well.
Tal Moore
Tal Moore 21 יום לפני
After all the shit we've given Yoko over the years, she still blesses us with these gifts.
craig rice
craig rice 22 ימים לפני
Osmar Cesar
Osmar Cesar 22 ימים לפני
Um dos maiores gênios da música lenon obrigado
Marcelo de Araújo Silva - o proprietário vive !!
Marcelo de Araújo Silva - o proprietário vive !! 22 ימים לפני
Это было уже в этом году?
Rishav Kundu
Rishav Kundu 22 ימים לפני
People wouldn't normally listen to any artist saying mumbled words but for this man - the world will stop and listen for a while.
Maui Reyes
Maui Reyes 6 ימים לפני
Correct. Since it was John, I listened.
Muhamad Ariz. A
Muhamad Ariz. A 22 ימים לפני
its such beautiful vid
DJT FOREVER 22 ימים לפני
Interesting that the description credits this to Lennon/Ono when in 1969 it was credited to Lennon/McCartney.
Sy Goldman
Sy Goldman 22 ימים לפני
I was 21 years old when he died. I still miss John Lennon...
kepko_ 22 ימים לפני
how is john lennon still making videos what the heck!!!?!?!?!?!!
Vladimir Roque
Vladimir Roque 22 ימים לפני
Anban Medicina China
Anban Medicina China 22 ימים לפני
Me hizo soltar un lagrimon, la simpleza y el amor.
Aniket Patil
Aniket Patil 22 ימים לפני
why, just why in the world am i tearin up?!
Keiko Ito
Keiko Ito 23 ימים לפני
Janet 23 ימים לפני
I love his voice here
Nino bryan Depaz
Nino bryan Depaz 23 ימים לפני
John's bariton vioce...
Iqra Osman
Iqra Osman 23 ימים לפני
What a voice
Janie Barker
Janie Barker 23 ימים לפני
Kurniadi Tan
Kurniadi Tan 23 ימים לפני
Nobody's talking that this song (apart of the fact that it might have been the first mass peace anthem) was probably the very embryotic stage of rap music?
vikskywalker 23 ימים לפני
Always remember Bros before hoes 😉
Jack Williams
Jack Williams 23 ימים לפני
250k views in 3 days. John Lennons legacy is still live and well
Hc Milan
Hc Milan 24 ימים לפני
Poor john 😔😔🕊
Bufalopepe Martínez Amate
Bufalopepe Martínez Amate 24 ימים לפני
Era de los mejores y para orejitas tiernas (Pepe)
Wayne King
Wayne King 24 ימים לפני
This was hard to watch. Lennon was so embarrassing! Delusional too.
Lorene Trocque
Lorene Trocque 24 ימים לפני
Lorene Trocque
Lorene Trocque 24 ימים לפני
J'aurais temps AIME vivre a cette époque
Jkc照悦Dada堀籠 24 ימים לפני
L 24 ימים לפני
Genius , for OUR DAYS ( days of dictatorships)
KissMyAxe 24 ימים לפני
As long as there are two people alive on this earth, someone is going to want someone dead. I hate to say it, but I don't think peace has ever really been an option to begin with smh 😔
01real1 24 ימים לפני
Yoko has a beautiful smile :-)
Watanabe 24 ימים לפני
Fun factoid : If you wish to get your neighbours to permanently move simply play any Yoko Ono album at high volume. One play is all that is required.
Christian Nilsen
Christian Nilsen 24 ימים לפני
yoko caught in 5k
Ann McNeal
Ann McNeal 24 ימים לפני
John n Yoko look soo in love!💕✌🏼
Johnny Walker
Johnny Walker 24 ימים לפני
GandalfAndFerg 24 ימים לפני
What are people talking about?
O.m Hill
O.m Hill 24 ימים לפני
090NJ 24 ימים לפני
Bryan Moe
Bryan Moe 24 ימים לפני
What a beautiful voice. A great clip
Manuel Dominguez
Manuel Dominguez 25 ימים לפני
Pepe Molina
Pepe Molina 25 ימים לפני
que horro de canción
Johnny Walker
Johnny Walker 24 ימים לפני
Esto no es una cancion, es un himno. Que te enteres.
Gi Lang
Gi Lang 25 ימים לפני
Nice chord progression...
Name Me
Name Me 25 ימים לפני
His voice is magic!😍
Rcade now
Rcade now 25 ימים לפני
in top 5 most important modern musicians along freddie.
marleide Santos
marleide Santos 25 ימים לפני
BGY Mix 25 ימים לפני
The quality for a 1969 video is amazing LOL
sam beckingsale
sam beckingsale 25 ימים לפני
You say it loud enough and long enough , you may actually start to believe it. Then who knows.
Vicente Romero
Vicente Romero 25 ימים לפני
Que calidad humana de cabron. JOHN por siempre.
Tony MacFarlane
Tony MacFarlane 25 ימים לפני
I don't know about anyone else, but I am witnessing an embryonic rap style slouching towards Brooklyn to be born.
Nik Cawe
Nik Cawe 25 ימים לפני
Все беды из-за баб. Джончик, нафиг сдалась тебе эта якудза?(
Silvio Templeman
Silvio Templeman 25 ימים לפני
W miss you john
yui O
yui O 25 ימים לפני
His song, raspy voice, the way of his glance ... everything he has in this video feels like powerful and invincible. If you read this comment, let’s sing along with John for the world .... all we are saying ... 🎶
Freya Wilkinson
Freya Wilkinson 25 ימים לפני
Yoko gets a bad rep but the way she looks at john here is very sweet
Freya Wilkinson
Freya Wilkinson 21 יום לפני
@craig rice I agree. I think if john stayed with Cynthia he wouldn’t have written Julia, mother or my mummy’s dead
craig rice
craig rice 22 ימים לפני
I believe Yoko had a lot to do with how John grew as a person.
Angeles Gonzalez
Angeles Gonzalez 25 ימים לפני
Mágico ❤🙌
rumble fish
rumble fish 25 ימים לפני
this is even more rare becquse we could hear yoko doing real harmony on the spot. and suprisingly well.
Vincenzo Strazzulla
Vincenzo Strazzulla 25 ימים לפני
US gun crime killed him
Sebastian 25 ימים לפני
"Give peace a Chance".... beautiful
Bruno Bianchi
Bruno Bianchi 25 ימים לפני
I miss you John 😢
Ana Márquez
Ana Márquez 25 ימים לפני
Kurt Calkins
Kurt Calkins 25 ימים לפני
Jorge Valdés
Jorge Valdés 25 ימים לפני
Muy grande jhon haora faltaría un jhon chino para que lo escuchen no
Alvaro Antúnez
Alvaro Antúnez 25 ימים לפני
Paul was undoubtedly more talented than John at playing the guitar. John was a very basic player guitar
Emma Smulders
Emma Smulders 24 ימים לפני
He did some really cool things on the guitar, and some musicians who worked with him say he's underrated as a guitarist. However, objectively Paul (and Geo) were better though.
Johnny Walker
Johnny Walker 24 ימים לפני
mozarime 25 ימים לפני
Craig Geil
Craig Geil 25 ימים לפני
What, Yoko didn't start screeching in the middle of the song?
Даниил Стрельцов
Даниил Стрельцов 26 ימים לפני
Daniel Redcliff must play him in biopic...
Andy 26 ימים לפני
5k quality here is kinda useless for phone and computer screens , it might only work for big cinema screens due to high original film resolution
Emilia Mazur
Emilia Mazur 26 ימים לפני
To piękne, że po tylu latach możemy obejrzeć znów Johna i Yoko. To niedouwierzenia, genialny filmik. Dzięki ❤❤❤
Marcel1978dt 26 ימים לפני
Great material! Love it! Who needs more than John and his guitar? Thanks John!
michaelterry1000 26 ימים לפני
This is near the end of the Beatles and he still was only in his 20s.
Syuzi Arakelyan
Syuzi Arakelyan 26 ימים לפני
the girl was his gf?
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