Ringo Starr and Yoko Ono Will ‘Come Together” Tomorrow in NYC
Ringo Starr will join Yoko Ono at a special “Bed-In” event in New York City on the steps of City Hall tomorrow morning (Sept. 13).
The reason for the union of these two strange bedfellows is the unveiling of the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus, a.k.a. the Lennon Bus. The pair will be joined by actor Jeff Bridges, photographer Henry Diltz, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and others to inspire “student activism” in honor of Yoko and her late husband John Lennon‘s famous non-violent protests promoting world peace.
The bus –now in its 21st year-will be in town for a monthlong residency, and will feature speeches by student activists, a group sing-along of “Give Peace a Chance,” and a variety of creative activities. state-of-the-art mobile recording facility providing students with the chance to learn how to use audio and video gear and technology. During its New York residency, the Lennon Bus visit schools around the city, and will offer a newly devised curriculum designed to engage students in conversation and activities, titled ‘Come Together.’
The event, scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. ET, is special to Yoko, who said in a statement that “John would be very proud to know that this project encourages young people everywhere to embrace their creativity, and share their ideas for peace.”
Adds Ringo, “[W]hat a great way to have peace, love and music, Come Together and honor John’s life.”
After the “Bed-In” event, Ringo and his All Starr Band will be playing at the famous New York venue Radio City Music Hall.