December 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono visit Rochester Cathedral

John and Yoko arrived back in England on this day from Canada, where they had launched their global peace campaign. Part of the campaign was to have been a Christmas Eve antiwar demonstration due to take place in various countries, for which the couple had tape-recorded a greeting to be played.

Mixing, editing: Get Back album

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London Producer: Glyn Johns The final Beatles-related studio booking of 1969 was a mixing and editing session for the unreleased Get Back album. None of The Beatles attended.

Mixing: Plastic Ono Band live at Lyceum Ballroom, London

Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Geoff Emerick The Plastic Ono Band gave their only UK concert on 15 December 1969 at the Lyceum in London. Two days later Geoff Emerick prepared stereo mixes for a possible album release.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono fly to Toronto, Canada

December 1969 was an unusually busy time for John Lennon and Yoko Ono. They took part in two UK television documentaries, gave a series of interviews, appeared in a televised debate about religion, made the film Apotheosis 2, released the Live Peace In Toronto 1969 album, gave the only European concert by the Plastic Ono… Read more »

Mixing, editing: Get Back album

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London Producer: Glyn Johns When The Beatles decided that the unreleased Get Back album should be the soundtrack for Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s documentary, Glyn Johns was asked to compile a set of songs that better reflected the film’s content.