Sean: Niki, can you give peace a chance?
The slogan "Give peace a chance" was popularized by John Lennon in 1969. While still a member of the Beatles, John checked into a ritzy Montreal, Canada hotel with his new wife Yoko Ono and held what they called a "bed-in," a protest against the Vietnam war and a plea for international peace. While in bed on May 31, John and Yoko made a rough recording of a new song of his called "Give Peace a Chance," which was barely more than the title repeated over and over, with the many guests in the hotel room joining in on the vocal. The song was released under the name of the Plastic Ono Band and it reached no. 14 on the U.S. charts that year (#2 in the UK).