The Movements Of John Lennon And The Vietnam War

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Register to read the introduction… Lennon led many peace concerts and organized rebellions. John Lennon’s most important acts of peace were The Bed-Ins for Peace, his concerts, and the overturn of John Sinclair’s conviction on drug charges. In March of 1969, Lennon and Ono made a statement on the Vietnam War by staying in bed for six days. The media covered Lennon and Yoko’s entire journey in bed. When they announced their movement, many media companies were hesitant to film their journey because they were afraid of what antics they would do on camera (John Lennon’s Activism). During their first bed-in, they were interviewed by many stations. Lennon and Yoko talked to the world about the Vietnam War and world peace. They continued to speak about how there should be no more war and the U.S. should stop sending troops to Vietnam. During Lennon and Yoko’s second bed-in, they recorded Give Peace a Chance, which was played multiple times as an anti-war protest song. In fact, the song was sung by half a million anti-war supporters during a Vietnam memorial. Throughout their second bed-in celebrities came to visit. Many celebrities supported Lennon and his movement. Some even hosted the news stations newscast (John Lennon’s Activism). John Lennon’s concerts for peace were huge rallies. Lennon had many rallies for peace but most was against the Vietnam War protests. He had multiple peace movement concerts from 1969-1972 (John Lennon’s …show more content…
John Lennon is an amazing guitarist and singer. He had an incredible music career with his band and solo talent. John Lennon is believed to be a hero to some people. He has made drastic contributions to history and promoted what he wanted most, peace. Lennon’s artistic feel for music made his songs so special. His songs were so strong because he believed in what he was saying. He had a passion for what he did and enjoyed his life. He lived his life to the fullest and although it was sad to see John Lennon die so young, he made his mark in society. John Lennon’s legacy will be as a solo artist not a Beatle. Lennon was a genius as a musician and a singer. His work as a solo artist was so important in history. If we could only, “Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one” (John Lennon

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