I found the song “Happy Xmas-War is Over” floating around on Twitter and wanted to share with you since there is a direct connection to Harlem; and it is the holiday season.
You probably know the history around this song. However, just incase here it is: “Happy Xmas-War Is Over” is a song written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono and released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir. The lyric is based on a campaign in late 1969 by Lennon and Ono, who rented billboards and posters in eleven major cities around the world that read: “WAR IS OVER! (If You Want It) Happy Christmas from John and Yoko.” In 1971, the US was deeply entrenched in the unpopular Vietnam War.
Beautiful song. Love the Harlem connection.
Harlem Gal, you always make me so proud to be a Harlemite.
Thank you Liz! We are proud together about Harlem! Happy Holidays!