On March 25th,1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono rented hotel room 902 in the Amsterdam Hilton for their honeymoon. It was here that they decided to host their very first love-in: A protest for peace that was as simple as not leaving their bed, (and letting the media know about it). We’re curious to know what kind of bed they had there in the Amsterdam Hilton, because it was probably a Simmons, Serta or Sealy. The mattress was so comfortable, it probably factored into their reason to host a bed-in and not a chair in.
Here are some pictures from the protest that were published in Time magazine. http://www.time.com/time/photogallery/0,29307,1887244_1860957,00.html
The event was a success in the sense that it had people talking. So they staged another in Montreal at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel. It’s probably the easiest way to start a revolution, because you don’t really have to do anything. In their case, they wore pyjamas and talked about world peace. The bed ins lasted one week, with the media given full access for 12 hours a day. In their Montreal bed they wrote the hit song, “Give Peace A Chance.”
The eccentric couple also held a Bagism protest, where they lived in a paper bag. You can’t judge someone on their appearance when they live in a bag. This proved to be more uncomfortable than a mattress, however, so they went back to their beds in Montreal. Again we’d like to know what kind of mattress they had there as well.