John Lennon and Yoko Ono fly to Barbados

8.00pm, Saturday 24 May 1969 (44 years ago)

John Lennon and Yoko Ono flew from London to Barbados on this day, hoping to hold their second bed-in for peace.

The Beatles had filmed part of Help! in Nassau in 1965, and Ringo Starr was heading there for a two-week holiday, both of which may have influenced the choice of destination.

Lennon and Ono were intending to hold the bed-in at the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in Freeport, but the idea was abandoned and the following day they flew to Toronto, Canada.

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