The full name of Apple’s second boutique store was Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical). It was situated at 161 King’s Road, and was run by 25-year-old Australian designer John Crittle.
Three days after their relationship began, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared in public for the first time, for the lunchtime launch party and press conference for Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical), the second boutique from Apple Corps.
The beginning of John Lennon‘s relationship with Yoko Ono was of huge significance, not just to the couple, but also to their families, The Beatles, and those who lived and worked alongside them.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference at what was then the Americana Hotel at 155 West 47th Street, New York City, to promote Apple Corps in the United States.
As part of their promotional trip to the United States to launch Apple Corps, John Lennon and Paul McCartney conducted a series of interviews for newspaper reporters.
On the afternoon of 12 May 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney undertook an unusual business meeting: it took place aboard a Chinese junk, sailing around the Statue of Liberty.
In order to launch and promote Apple Corps in the United States, John Lennon and Paul McCartney flew to New York for a four-day trip. It was the first time they had both visited the country together since their final concert in August 1966.
The singer Mary Hopkin’s appearance on television talent show Opportunity Knocks was broadcast on this day. Her performance led to a contract with The Beatles’ Apple Records, and the multi-million selling debut single Those Were The Days.
Apple Music, the company set up by The Beatles to handle the musical side of their business interests, released an advertisement on this day requesting tapes from aspiring musicians.
After nearly two months in Rishikesh, India, studying Transcendental Meditation with
Paul McCartney, Jane Asher and Neil Aspinall left Rishikesh on this day for England, having spent more than a month studying meditation with
Three days after its UK release, The Beatles’ Lady Madonna single was issued in the US.
George Harrison‘s wife Pattie celebrated her 24th birthday on this day in Rishikesh, India.
Recorded before their trip to India, but released in their absence to sustain public interest in the group, The Beatles’ 17th Parlophone single was released in the UK on this day.
Following the long drive from Rishikesh to Delhi, and the 20-hour flight from there to London Airport, Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen arrived back in London.
Less than two weeks after their arrival, Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen left Rishikesh to return to England.
During The Beatles’ stay in India with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Yoko Ono kept in contact by letter with John Lennon.
The arrival of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr in Delhi was quite different from the journey taken by John Lennon and George Harrison a few days earlier.
Paul McCartney, his partner Jane Asher, plus Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen, flew from London Airport on this day. They were bound for Delhi, India, where John Lennon and George Harrison had arrived three days earlier.
John and Cynthia Lennon, and George and Pattie Harrison arrived in Delhi at 8.15am, having flown overnight from London Airport.