Here’s an excuse to stay in bed on February 16

There are a lot of 50th anniversaries coming up this year: Woodstock, the first moon landing, the debut of the first ATM. The list also includes John and Yoko’s “bed-in” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal.

Starting May 26, they stayed in a series of rooms (1738, 1740, 1742, and 1744) spreading messages of peace and opposition to the Vietnam War. This is when we got the singalong “Give Peace a Chance.”

There will be a commemoration for the event (albeit a bit early) on February 16 during the Folk Alliance International Conference in Montreal. Naturally, it’ll be streamed to the world so you can join in at home from your own bed, wherever that may be. Full details here. (Via FYI MusicNews)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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