‘It’s an incredible day for me to finally go to bed with Yoko’: Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Jeff Bridges recreate 1969 ‘bed-in’ Vietnam War protests to support New York City public schools

  • John Lennon’s former bandmate and his widow were joined outside City Hall by actor Jeff Bridges, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson
  • The stunt was part of a Beatles-themed ‘bed-in,’ inspired by Yoko Ono and John Lennon’s famed Vietnam War protests in 1969
  • Starr quipped: ‘It’s an incredible day for me to finally go to bed with Yoko’
  • It was part of the fifth annual ‘Come Together: NYC’ event, which marked the return of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus 
  • The mobile production studio provides audio, video, digital media and broadcast experiences to students of all ages 

New Yorkers walking past City Hall in Manhattan this morning were treated to an unusual sight: former Beatles drummer and newly-minted knight Ringo Starr laying in an oversize bed with John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, and ‘the Dude’ from The Big Lebowski.

The stunt was part of a Beatles-themed ‘bed-in,’ inspired by Ono and Lennon’s famed Vietnam War protests in 1969, to support New York City public schools.

Lennon’s former bandmate Starr, whose real name is Richard Starkey, and Ono were joined on the steps of City Hall by actor Jeff Bridges, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson.

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