Peace Talks Radio: The Peace Work of John Lennon and Yoko Ono
In 1969, musician John Lennon and his wife, performance artist Yoko Ono, were among the most high profile peace advocates on the planet. This special edition of PEACE TALKS RADIO, marked the 40th anniversary (July 4th) of the release of the song Give Peace A Chance. This special recalled the several years when musician John Lennon and his wife, performance artist Yoko Ono, were among the most high profile peace advocates on the planet. John was shot dead outside his apartment in New York in 1980 – 11 years after he wrote the song that – since its creation in 1969, has been a fixture at just about any gathering for peace. Give Peace A Chance was released 40 years ago this summer (July 4). Listeners heard from Yoko Ono as well as the producers and directors of two films about this part of their lives: David Leaf who co-created the film The US vs. John Lennon, and the co-producers of the film John and Yoko, Give Peace A Song, Paul McGrath and Alan Lysaght. Lennon's voice was heard in clips from both films and in his songs including, Give Peace A Chance, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Power To The People, Revolution, and Imagine.