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Age of Aquarius

Decade of change. Things mattered. People cared, got angry and took to the streets. Music with a message. Leaders listened. Leaders tried and died. We will never pass this way again.

Los Angeles Airport (LAX), 1964. Girl weeps as she holds a tuft of grass that Ringo Starr had walked on.

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John Lennon and Yoko Ono are staying in bed to protest against war. It is 1969, and the conflict in question is Vietnam. They've just got married. The protest is also their honeymoon – and they drag it out, staging two "bed-ins" at hotels in Amsterdam and Montreal. Inviting the media to witness their recumbent defiance, they abolish the difference between the public and the private.