Give Peace A Chance in Ukraine
Around 150 public radio channels across Europe will play “Give Peace a Chance” at 0745 GMT on Friday in solidarity against the war in Ukraine, the European Broadcasting Union announced.
The track, penned by John Lennon, will be heard in more than 25 countries including Ukraine, while European commercial radio stations will also join in the moment, the EBU said.
“This powerful call for peace through an iconic song will resonate with millions of listeners,” said EBU director general Noel Curran.
The idea came from German public broadcaster RBB.
“The horrors of the war against Ukraine are more apparent every day. Our solidarity, our humanity and our support are needed,” said RBB chief Patricia Schlesinger.
“It is a good signal seeing Europe’s radio stations join forces to remind us of that with this song.
“It is a source of strength and urges us not to look the other way.”
February 1, 1991, on the United Nations deadline for Iraq to remove troops from Kuwait, a new version of “Give Peace A Chance” was released with Yoko Ono and the Peace Choir, consisting of Amina, Adam Ant, Sebastian Bach, Bros, Felix Cavaliere, Terence Trent D’Arby, Flea, John Frusciante, Peter Gabriel, Kadeem Hardison, Ofra Haza, Joe Higgs, Bruce Hornsby, Lee Jaffe, Al Jarreau, Jazzie B, Davey Johnstone, Lenny Kravitz, Cyndi Lauper, Sean Ono Lennon, Little Richard, LL Cool J, MC Hammer, Michael McDonald, Duff McKagan, Alannah Myles, New Voices of Freedom, Randy Newman, Tom Petty, Iggy Pop, Q-Tip, Bonnie Raitt, Run, Dave Stewart, Teena Marie, Little Steven Van Zandt, Don Was, Wendy & Lisa, Ahmet Zappa, Dweezil Zappa and Moon Unit Zappa.