The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 15, 1968

John and Yoko plant acorns for peace at Coventry Cathedral
Saturday 15 June 1968 John Lennon, People

In their first public event, John Lennon and Yoko Ono planted acorns for peace at St Michael's Cathedral, Coventry.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono plant acorns for peace, Coventry Cathedral, 15 June 1968

The site they had originally intended to use in the grounds of the cathedral had to be moved after Canon Verney refused to allow the unmarried couple to bury anything in consecrated ground.

Furthermore, the original acorns were quickly stolen by Beatles fans, and replacements sent by Lennon and Ono were placed under 24-hour guard.

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