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The Story Behind This Famous John Lennon and Yoko Ono Photo | 50 Years Later

By Christopher Lin on March 26th 2019

Fifty years ago, on March 25, 1969, what would become one of the most famous photos in the world was taken of John Lennon and Yoko Ono at their famous Bed-In for Peace.

Photographer Govert De Roos was just 15 years old and despite having no official media credentials, was able to find a way into Room702 and capture the magic and message of the Bed-In.  See his incredible story in the video below:

To honor this impactful cultural moment, Hilton just released the ‘Room 702’ video series, one of which profiles Govert reflecting on his experience as a young photographer and how this moment in history has impacted his life.

You can watch the full video below, and more details about the Room702 series are available on Hilton’s Newsroom here.

The Amsterdam Hilton room is available to rent, but it’ll cost you between $1,800 and $2,300 per night.  See what the room looks like today in the images below:


Disclaimer: John Lennon and Yoko Ono appear courtesy of Yoko Ono Lennon.  Image are displayed with permission from Edelman DC. 

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