On 12 March 1969, George Harrison and his wife Pattie had their Esher home raided by the Drugs Squad. Following an initial court appearance six days later, their trial took place on this day.
The seven-day bed-in held by John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the Amsterdam Hilton ended on this day. Upon leaving the hotel, they flew to Vienna for a short trip.
EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Jeff Jarratt Two months after the Let It Be sessions ended, EMI was keen to release a new Beatles single from the recordings. Get Back was chosen, and was mixed in mono on this day.
Having been driven from Paris to Amsterdam early in the morning, John Lennon and Yoko Ono checked into the Hilton Hotel, where they staged the first of two bed-ins for peace.
While on their honeymoon in Paris, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had lunch with the artist Salvador Dali.
Having failed to get married in Paris a few days earlier, John Lennon and Yoko Ono chartered an aeroplane to Gibraltar, on the advice of Apple employee Peter Brown.
George Harrison and his wife Pattie had an initial court appearance following their drugs bust six days earlier.
Hoping to get married in France, John Lennon and Yoko Ono flew to Paris on this day.
Following their wedding on 12 March, Paul and Linda McCartney began their honeymoon on this day.
Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns This was the fourth day of stereo mixing for the unreleased Get Back album, and the last time it was worked on until 7 May 1969. Afterwards The Beatles turned their attentions to the single The Ballad Of John And Yoko and the album… Read more »
The notorious Sgt Norman Pilcher of the Drugs Squad chose the day of Paul McCartney‘s wedding to Linda Eastman to launch a raid on the home of George and Pattie Harrison.
Paul McCartney married Linda Eastman at Marylebone Register Office on 12 March 1969.
Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns This was the third day of stereo mixing for the unreleased Get Back album, which John Lennon and Paul McCartney has asked engineer Glyn Johns to compile early in March 1969.
Jackie Lomax’s debut single for Apple, Sour Milk Sea, was an unexpected chart failure. Ahead of the release of his album, Is This What You Want?, a hastily-arranged session took place for a follow-up single.
Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns This was the second mixing session for the unreleased Get Back album, which Glyn Johns had been asked to compile by John Lennon and Paul McCartney early in March 1969.
Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns Early in March 1969, John Lennon and Paul McCartney invited engineer Glyn Johns to Abbey Road, where they gave him the eight-track tapes from the January 1969 Get Back/Let It Be recording sessions at Apple Studios.
At The Beatles’ Apple headquarters in London’s Savile Row, George Harrison gave an interview on this day to David Wigg from the BBC radio show Scene And Heard.
With tentative plans for The Beatles’ return to live performance put on indefinite hold, fans of the group lived in hope that they’d one day see their idols perform once again. On this day John Lennon gave the first concert performance any of The Beatles had given away from the group, with an appearance at… Read more »
Paul McCartney produced the second session for Mary Hopkin’s single Goodbye on this day at Morgan Studios in London.
Paul McCartney produced a session for Mary Hopkin on this day at Morgan Studios in London.