Dylan at Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in June 2010
Lennon in 1969
Dylan at Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in June 2010
MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village
Lennon at Bed-ins for Peace in 1969
The Zimmerman family home in Hibbing, Minnesota
453–461 Sixth Avenue in the Historic District
Lennon's home at 251 Menlove Avenue
Dylan with Joan Baez during the civil rights "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom", August 28, 1963
The intersection of West 4th and West 12th Streets
Ringo Starr, George Harrison, Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1963
Bobby Dylan, as the college yearbook lists him: St. Lawrence University, upstate New York, November 1963
Street signs at intersection of West 10th and West 4th Streets
Lennon in 1964
The cinéma vérité documentary Dont Look Back (1967) follows Dylan on his 1965 tour of England. An early music video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues" was used as the film's opening segment.
Map of old Greenwich Village. A section of Bernard Ratzer's map of New York and its suburbs, made ca. 1766 for Henry Moore, royal governor of New York, when Greenwich was more than 2 miles (3 km) from the city.
McCartney, Harrison and Lennon, 1964
Dylan in 1966
Gay Street at the corner of Waverly Place; the street's name refers to a colonial family, not the LGBT character of Greenwich Village
Lennon in 1967
Bob Dylan and the Band commenced their 1974 tour in Chicago on January 3.
Whitney Museum of American Art's original location, at 8–12 West 8th Street, between Fifth Avenue and MacDougal Street; currently home to the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture.
Yoko Ono and Lennon in March 1969
Bob Dylan with Allen Ginsberg on the Rolling Thunder Revue in 1975. Photo: Elsa Dorfman
The Cherry Lane Theatre is located in Greenwich Village.
Advertisement for "Imagine" from Billboard, 18 September 1971
Dylan performing in the De Kuip Stadium, Rotterdam, June 23, 1978
The annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade is the world's largest Halloween parade.
Publicity photo of Lennon and host Tom Snyder from the television programme Tomorrow. Aired in 1975, this was the last television interview Lennon gave before his death in 1980.
Dylan in Toronto April 18, 1980
The Stonewall Inn, a designated U.S. National Historic Landmark and National Monument, as the site of the June 1969 Stonewall riots and the cradle of the modern gay rights movement.
Lennon's green card, which allowed him to live and work in the United States
Dylan in Barcelona, Spain, 1984
Blue Note Jazz Club
Wintertime at Strawberry Fields in Central Park with the Dakota in the background
Dylan performs during the 1996 Lida Festival in Stockholm
The Washington Square Arch, an unofficial icon of Greenwich Village and nearby New York University
Cynthia Lennon at the unveiling of the John Lennon Peace Monument in Liverpool in October 2010
Dylan, the Spectrum, 2007
396-397 West Street at West 10th Street is a former hotel which dates from 1904, and is part of the Weehawken Street Historic District
Brian Epstein in 1965
Bob Dylan performs at Air Canada Centre, Toronto, November 7, 2006
Washington Mews in Greenwich Village; an NYU building can be seen in the background
Julian Lennon at the unveiling of the John Lennon Peace Monument
Dylan and the Obamas at the White House, after a performance celebrating music from the civil rights movement (February 9, 2010)
Christopher Park, part of the Stonewall National Monument
Lennon and Ono in 1980 by Jack Mitchell
Dylan performing at Finsbury Park, London, June 18, 2011
NYPD 6th Precinct
May Pang in 1983
President Obama presents Dylan with a Medal of Freedom, May 2012
West Village Post Office
Sean Lennon at a Free Tibet event in 1998
Dylan mural in Minneapolis by Eduardo Kobra
Jefferson Market Library, once a courthouse, now serves as a branch of the New York Public Library.
Lennon (left) and the rest of the Beatles arriving in New York City in 1964
Robert De Niro
Recording "Give Peace a Chance" during the Bed-In for Peace at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal
Robert Downey Jr.
Lennon and Ono performing at the John Sinclair Freedom Rally in December 1971
Hank Greenberg
Confidential (here declassified and censored) letter by J. Edgar Hoover about FBI surveillance of John Lennon
Emma Stone
Lennon's Les Paul Jr.
90 Bedford Street, used for establishing shot in Friends
Statue of Lennon outside The Cavern Club, Liverpool
"John Lennon" Star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Los Angeles, California
Street art image of Lennon on the Lennon Wall in Prague.

From February 1961, Dylan played at clubs around Greenwich Village, befriending and picking up material from folk singers there, including Dave Van Ronk, Fred Neil, Odetta, the New Lost City Ramblers and Irish musicians the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem.

- Bob Dylan

Village resident and cultural icon Bob Dylan by the mid-60s had become one of the world's foremost popular songwriters, and often developments in Greenwich Village would influence the simultaneously occurring folk rock movement in San Francisco and elsewhere, and vice versa.

- Greenwich Village

Also in 1972, Dylan protested the move to deport John Lennon and Yoko Ono, who had been convicted of possessing cannabis, by sending a letter to the U.S. Immigration Service, in part: "Hurray for John & Yoko. Let them stay and live here and breathe. The country's got plenty of room and space. Let John and Yoko stay!"

- Bob Dylan

Ono and Lennon moved to New York, to a flat on Bank Street, Greenwich Village.

- John Lennon

In an interview with Jann Wenner, John Lennon said, "I should have been born in New York, I should have been born in the Village, that's where I belong."

- Greenwich Village

In 1972, Bob Dylan wrote a letter to the INS defending Lennon, stating:

- John Lennon
Dylan at Azkena Rock Festival in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, in June 2010

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Underwater atomic test "Baker", Bikini Atoll, Pacific Ocean, 1946

Counterculture of the 1960s

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Anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed throughout much of the Western world between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s.

Anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed throughout much of the Western world between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s.

Underwater atomic test "Baker", Bikini Atoll, Pacific Ocean, 1946
Free Speech activist Mario Savio on the steps of Sproul Hall, University of California, Berkeley, 1966
King's "I Have a Dream" speech, given in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the 1963 March on Washington
A family watches television, c. 1958
Anti-war protesters
Carnaby Street, London, 1966
Oz number 31 cover
Three radical icons of the sixties. Encounter between Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and Ernesto "Che" Guevara in Cuba, in 1960
Yellow Power activist Richard Aoki at a Black Panther Party rally.
Herbert Marcuse, associated with the Frankfurt School of critical theory, was an influential libertarian socialist thinker on the radical student movements of the era and philosopher of the New Left
Eugene McCarthy, anti-war candidate for the Democratic nomination for the US presidency in 1968
A sign pointing to an old fallout shelter in New York City
The cover of an early Whole Earth Catalog shows the Earth as seen by astronauts traveling back from the Moon
Frisbee and alternative 1960s disc sports icon Ken Westerfield
A small part of the crowd of 400,000, after the rain, Woodstock, United States, August 1969
The Jimi Hendrix Experience performs for the Dutch television show Fenklup in March 1967
The Doors performing for Danish television in 1968
Recording "Give Peace a Chance". Left to right: Rosemary Leary (face not visible), Tommy Smothers (with back to camera), John Lennon, Timothy Leary, Yoko Ono, Judy Marcioni and Paul Williams, June 1, 1969.
The plaque honoring the victims of the August 1970 Sterling Hall bombing, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
A small segment of the "Wall" at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial listing the names of the nearly 60,000 American war dead
Jerry Rubin, University at Buffalo, March 10, 1970

This embrace of experimentation is particularly notable in the works of popular musical acts such as the Beatles and Bob Dylan, as well as of New Hollywood filmmakers, whose works became far less restricted by censorship.

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City.

John Lennon (1940–1980) and Yoko Ono (born 1933) (musicians, artists, activists)