To celebrate what would have been John Lennon’s 75th birthday, his widow Yoko Ono assembled a giant human peace sign in New York’s Central Park.
This past Sunday Ono headlined the Modern Sky Festival in Central Park with the rotating-lineup Plastic Ono Band, this time including her son Sean Lennon, Thurston Moore, and Georgia Hubley of Yo La Tengo, among others. In 1970, when the Beatles disbanded and soon after he married Japanese artist Yoko Ono, he launched his solo career and became increasingly involved in peace activism, writing songs such as “Give Peace a Chance” and “Imagine”. We assembled ourselves into what we hoped would be the largest-ever human peace sign.
Germany’s Montblanc is placing itself at the center of history through a partnership with the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus for its “Imagine Peace” event.
Registration can be done online at imaginepeace.eventbrite.com or at the park today; an aerial photograph capturing the resulting peace sign at 12.30pm EST.
Former Beatle John Lennon was born in October 9, 1940 in Liverpool.
According to a Guinness World Records representative, Tuesday’s effort brought together more than 2,000 people. Lennon was fatally shot outside his Dakota apartment building in New York on December. 8, 1980.
She concluded: “This is the best present to John”. The current record remains at 5,814 people. But it was not clear whether participants stood in place in the shape of the symbol for at least five minutes, as required, and therefore no official record was set, Robertson said.