As part of the Underground Christmas Party, a happening taking place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared onstage inside a large white bag. Read more »
John Lennon and Yoko Ono gave a lengthy interview on this day to the Dutch television show Rood Wit Blauw (Red White Blue). Read more »
Early in the morning of 12 December 1968, following their performances in The Rolling Stones' Rock And Roll Circus, John Lennon and Yoko Ono gave an interview to the BBC radio show Night Ride.
The show was presented by John Peel, and went out live from the BBC's Broadcasting House in central London from 12.05-2am on BBC Radio 1 and 2. The interview was in the first half of the show.
Night Ride also featured performances from folk musicians John Martyn, Harold McNair, Jacquie McShee and John Renbourn, and poet Christopher Logue was another guest.
Lennon and Ono discussed Two Virgins, and Peel played an extract lasting 3'41". The couple also mentioned the Alchemical Wedding, an event which they took part in on 18 December.
Lennon discussed his first guitar, and his plans for a photo book of the You Are Here exhibition he and Ono had recently staged. He spoke about the Rock And Roll Circus, sang a version of It's Now Or Never, and recited his poems Jock And Yono and Once Upon A Pool Table, introducing them as A Piece Of Paper Called Charles.
Towards the end of the interview Ono discussed their film projects, mentioning the screenings of Smile and Two Virgins at the Chicago Film Festival.
After the interview Lennon and Ono returned to Wembley to see The Rolling Stones' performance for their television special.
On this day John Lennon and Yoko Ono were among guests performing on The Rolling Stones' television spectacular, Rock And Roll Circus. Read more »
The Rolling Stones, always keen to keep up with The Beatles, wanted a television special to rival Magical Mystery Tour. Rock And Roll Circus was their version, intended to mix music with performers hired from Sir Robert Fossett's Circus. Read more »
On this day George Harrison circulated a memo at Apple to tell staff that he had invited a group of Hells Angels to California to stay at 3 Savile Row. Read more »
Following its UK release on 1 November, George Harrison's first solo LP, Wonderwall Music (Original Soundtrack Album), was released in the United States. Read more »
Just over two weeks after its US release, Unfinished Music No 1: Two Virgins by John Lennon and Yoko Ono was issued in the United Kingdom. Read more »
Following his arrest the previous month for possession of cannabis, John Lennon appeared at Marylebone Magistrates' Court, London. Read more »
Three days after its UK release, The Beatles' self-titled double album, commonly known as the White Album, was issued in the United States. Read more »
The Beatles' ninth original UK album was their self-titled double, commonly known as the White Album. Read more »
George Harrison took part in a recording session for the British band Cream on this day, to record the song Badge. It took place at Wally Heider Studios in Los Angeles, with a further overdub at IBC Studios, without Harrison, in December. Read more »
On this day Yoko Ono suffered a miscarriage of the baby she was expecting with John Lennon. It had been due to be born in February. Read more »
Following the completion of the White Album, The Beatles spent several weeks apart, on holiday or working on their own projects. With the group unable or unwilling to pull together to promote the album, Paul McCartney gave an interview on this day to Radio Luxembourg. Read more »
George Harrison was a fan of American comic at The Smothers Brothers. On this evening he made an appearance on their CBS variety show. Read more »
While producing sessions for Jackie Lomax's debut album Is This What You Want in Los Angeles, George Harrison was introduced to synthesizer player Bernie Krause. Read more »
The 10th and final Los Angeles recording session for Jackie Lomax's debut album Is This What You Want? took place on this day at Sound Recorders Studio. George Harrison produced the album for fellow Liverpudlian Lomax. Read more »
The ninth Los Angeles recording session for Jackie Lomax's debut album Is This What You Want? took place on this day at Sound Recorders Studio. Read more »
The eighth Los Angeles recording session for Jackie Lomax's debut album Is This What You Want? took place on this day at Sound Recorders Studio. Read more »