2019 Amsterdam – John Ono Lennon & Yoko Ono Lennon (1969)


Wedding Album.

This Avant-garde piece was recorded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969. It was recorded at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. The piece consists of clips from interviews, songs, and conversations recorded during and after John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Bed-In’ for peace in March 1969. The piece begins with an early version of a previously unreleased Yoko Ono song John, John, Let’s Hope For Peace. The song is followed by an interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, recorded in April 1969. The interview is followed by various sounds, interviews, and conversations recorded in Amsterdam in 1969. Unidentified Sitar music can be heard in the second half of the piece. Excerpts of the unreleased John Lennon songs Hair Peace and Goodbye Amsterdam Goodbye and the unreleased Yoko Ono song Grow Your Hair can be heard during the piece. John Lennon also sings a brief a cappella version of The Beatles’ 1968 song Good Night. The piece was released on John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 album Wedding Album which was credited to John Ono Lennon & Yoko Ono Lennon.


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