The Beatles Top 60 Solo Songs: #49: “Give Peace A Chance”- Plastic Ono Band. Written by John Lennon [although credited to Lennon-McCartney in the songwriting credits- The Beatles were still a band and had yet to record one more album- Abbey Road before breaking up and John would later say he felt guilty and gave it the Lennon-McCartney instead of Lennon-Ono as it actually was.} This anti-war anthem was recorded during the famous John and Yoko honeymoon bed -in in Montreal’s Queen Elizabeth Hotel. There were dozens of journalists and celebrities in the room when this was recorded and the acoustics in the room was poor in the room. Among those in the room Petula Clark, Timothy Leary, Dick Gregory, Allen Ginsberg, Murray the K, Derek Taylor. John Lennon and Tommy Smothers played acoustic guitar. The song was recorded on June 1, 1969 and released as a single in the following month- going to #14 in the US and #2 in the UK.