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Build and Dedicate a Place of Peace to Late Music Journalist Ritchie Yorke

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Brisbane born and internationally renowned music journalist Ritchie Yorke unfortunately passed away earlier this year. Well-known for his work in both Australia and Canada's music scenes, Ritchie accrued a vast number of supporters and friends from around the world due to his honesty, decency, fairness and his immense passion for music, including John Lennon and wife Yoko Ono, Led Zeppelin and Van Morrison. He was instrumental in organisation of the 1969 peace campaign undertaken by the Lennons, assisting with the Montreal Bed-In where "Give Peace a Chance" was recorded as well as a number of other organisational and promotional tasks such as the iconic billboards.

Ritchie took on these tasks because of his passionate belief in peace and the ability of music to act as instrument of social change. Since his death, tributes have flown in from around the world both to him and to his wife Minnie. At his funeral, a petition was proposed in order to build a physical Place for Peace in Ritchie Yorke's name. This petition is a continuation of that idea, with the objective of finding more  supporters to help gain council permission to potentially in the future to organise a KickStarter to fundraise for the idea.

The 50th Anniversary of these historic events are approaching in 2019 and knowing this will take time to manifest I would like to see the Place of Peace unveiled to celebrate this anniversary and Ritchie's place in it. We have a design and a place in mind, and meetings with council pending so will keep you informed of progress

Thank you for your support

Minnie Yorke

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