The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 20, 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono gave an interview to CBC-TV’s news and current affairs show CBC Weekend in Toronto.

Lennon introduced the show, hosted by Lloyd Robertson, as “Peace Weekend”. The other guest was Rabbi Abhraham Feinberg, who had previously sang in the chorus on Give Peace A Chance.

The segment featuring Lennon began with legislator Russell Doern, via a linkup from Winnipeg, reading a letter from Manitoba’s premier asking whether Lennon and Ono would visit in the new year to promote peace. Lennon described the offer as “beautiful” and said he would definitely visit for the province’s 100th anniversary year, although he never did.

Lennon went on to explain why he chose Canada for this peace campaign. “I don’t want to be Mr and Mrs Dead Saint of 1970.”


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