All they were saying was give peace a chance, but forty years on, are we any closer to that most coveted of states? The double fantasy exhibit at the Museum of Liverpool allows us to take a look back at the life of John and Yoko and rediscover the peace, love and harmony they projected onto the world through many different mediums. Their words are now as relevant and poignant as ever.
See the relationship of a couple who’s love transcends the physical world, with Yoko recently saying: ‘I feel John and I are still working together. I always feel his warmth next to me’
The exhibit takes a chronological format, beginning with the chance meeting of two extremely unique individuals; a celebrated Japanese avant-garde artist and a Liverpool lad turned global rock ‘n’ roll icon.
Previously unseen videos, objects and letters bring you on a nostalgia tour that ends with the tragic death of Lennon in 1980. Be prepared to see the Wavertree native like you’ve never seen him before and maybe even shed a tear for a genius that was taken too soon.
The negative stigma attached to John and Yoko’s relationship in its association with the splitting of the Fab Four is thrown to the wayside and we see the story of two people that found real love and wanted the world to do the same.
The exhibition is on until 3 November 2019 so no rush, but if you find yourself near the water front, go take a look, it’s FREE!
Written by Adam Thompson