the Montreal Gazette buried its bed-in coverage on page eleven.

The day after Give Peace a Chance was recorded, the Montreal Gazette buried its bed-in coverage on page eleven.

The story focused on Smothers reaction to the event; Give Peace a Chance is only mentioned in passing.

Elsewhere in the newspaper, the Gazette featured a short editorial, titled Embeatled Peace, that gently mocked the bed-in, while a third of a page was devoted to an angry letter from a reader, titled, Open Letter to a Rebellious Student, which slammed the youth who were fuelling the anti-war movement.

http://www.canadashistory.ca/Magazine/Online-Extension/Articles/Come-Together-John-Lennon-and-Yoko-Ono,-Montreal-1

This article originally appeared in the April-May 2013 issue of Canada’s History magazine and has been nominated for a Western Magazine Award. The article has been reformatted for online publication.

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