Double Fantasy John & Yoko

20 March 2018 by Laura

John and Yoko

Photo by Keith McMillan (c) Yoko Ono

On what would have been the couple’s 49th wedding anniversary we are very proud to announce a major new exhibition, telling the story of John Lennon and Yoko Ono Lennon’s profound personal and creative chemistry at the Museum of Liverpool.

Double Fantasy – John & Yoko‘, from 18 May 2018 to 22 April 2019,  celebrates the meeting of two of the world’s most creative artists who expressed their deep and powerful love for one another through their art, music and film. They also used their fame and influence to campaign for peace and human rights across the world, transforming not only their own lives, but art, music and activism forever.

Yoko Ono Lennon said:

I am so happy and grateful that we are having our ‘Double Fantasy – John & Yoko’ show in Liverpool. This is where John was born and I know John would be very happy too.

We were a very simple couple just loving each other every day and I just wanted to show the simple truth of us.

In our personal life we were pretty simple people, and we made all sorts of things with love for each other. Everything was made out of love.

We found that we were both very strongly interested in world peace. I feel John and I are still working together. I always feel his warmth next to me.

Through interviews, quotes and lyrics, the story of their personal and creative relationship, along with their political activism and peace campaigning, will be explored in their own words for the first time. From the intimate to the iconic, the exhibition brings together unmissable objects and artworks.

This exhibition has been made possible with the kind permission of Yoko Ono Lennon.

  1. norman killon says:

    in 1967/68 i would travel from Liverpool to manchester to visit the record shop “One Stop”. The reason i would make this trip was to purchase new american import albums or other albums that were generally difficult to get. In 1968 i made the journey to buy the LP as we called them then “Two Virgins” by John Lennon and Yoko Ono a Lp i still posses .There is a room in the exhibition whereby you can see this and all the record covers of this period and beyond of John and Yoko.Included is Life With The Lions that has a very brave image of The couple Yoko in a hospital bed with John on the floor beside her after her miscarriage. Iconic albums Like Sometime In New York City made at the height of the political/femenist Yoko’s solo period. So a wealth of material to be seen. I’m returning today to absorb more of this wonderful exhibition. Go and you’ll feel Instant Karma.

    • Laura says:

      Thanks for sharing your memories Norman. Hope you enjoyed your second visit – there is a lot to come back for over and over again.

  2. debz says:

    awesome, wish i could see it!

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