Watch The First Performance Of John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s ‘Give Peace A Chance’
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - johnlennon /YouTube
Before John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s iconic honeymoon turned “Bed-in for Peace” in Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal was recorded, earlier video footage of this iconic pacifist anthem “Give Peace A Chance” was released on YouTube, courtesy of John Lennon’s channel. The video, located in Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in the Bahamas, displays the earliest recording of the song, taken by Lennon’s film cameraman Nic Knowland and sound recordist Mike Lax.
Lennon’s estate went to lengths to restore the footage to an impressive 5K resolution. The video shows the singer amusingly adlibbing its verses and singing its unforgettable chorus with Yoko Ono joining in.
When the couple was denied entrance in the US due to Lennon’s Marijuana conviction back in 1968, they decided to relocate to the Bahamas. But due to heat and several other complaints, they flew to Toronto and settled in Montreal, and the rest is history.
You can check out the video here.