Where the Beatles and Made in Chelsea collide
Ed Keeble

10:35 3rd June 2014

Professor Green and Millie Mackintosh have renacted John Lennon and Yoko Ono's iconic bed protest. See below.

The slightly misjudged photo is for River Island's Come Together t-shirt range, which you can see Green wearing in the photo above. It is a replica of a shirt worn by John lennon to the 1971 Cannes film festival. Proceeds from the lines sales will go towards aiding the War Child charity, so we can't hate on the bizarre attempt to recreate one of music's most iconic images with a star from Made In Chelsea.

Originally the protest saw John Lennon and Yoko Ono stay in bed for a week in the presidential suite at the Amsterdam Hilton Hotel in 1969. The protest was to promote world peace and to try and critizise the vietnam war. 

See John lennon and Yoko Ono's original bed-in below


Ben Knowles director of funding at War Child said: "The photograph of John and Yoko and the morals that the couple stood for are representative of the values that we continue to have today at War Child.

"This T-shirt continues to spread a message of peace – we hope Brits buy it so we can continue our vital work protecting innocent children caught in the middle of wars they didn’t start."

Below: John Lennon's greatest ever quotes 

  • John Lennon on Jesus: Christianity will go.. It will vanish and shrink. I needn't argue with that; I'm right and I will be proved right. We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first — rock and roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me. (Evening Standard, 1966)

  • On the fallout from his Jesus comments: “I'm not anti-God, anti-Christ, or anti-religion.” (News conference, Chicago, 1966)

  • On being offered an M.B.E: “We thought being offered the M.B.E. was as funny as everybody else thought it was. Why? What for? We didn't believe it. It was a part we didn't want. We all met and agreed it was daft.” (The Beatles, 1968)

  • After meeting Elvis in 1965: “Nothing really affected me until I heard Elvis. If there hadn't been an Elvis, there wouldn't have been the Beatles.” (The Beatles: The Authorized Biography, 1968).

  • On peace: “We're trying to sell peace, like a product, you know, and sell it like people sell soap or soft drinks.” (The David Frost Show, 1969)

  • At The Beatles' infamous rooftop gig: “I'd like to say 'thank you' on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we passed the audition.”

  • On The Beatles' split: “People keep talking about it like it's The End of The Earth. It's only a rock group that split up, it's nothing important.” (Scene and Heard, 1971)

  • On dreams: “A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”

  • About the song 'I'm A Loser': “Part of me suspects that I'm a loser and the other part of me thinks I'm God Almighty.” (Playboy interview, 1980)

  • On The Beatles' humour: “That's part of our policy, is not to be taken seriously, because I think our opposition, whoever they may be, in all their manifest forms, don't know how to handle humour.” (BBC interview, 1969)

  • On the 1960s: “It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility.” (KFRC RKO Radio, 1980)

  • Speaking about his future music on the day of his death: “I've always considered my work one piece and I consider that my work won't be finished until I am dead and buried and I hope that's a long, long time.” (RKO Radio, 1980)

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