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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

John Lennon and Yoko Ono give a press conference in Toronto, Canada

John Lennon and Yoko Ono had flown to Toronto, Canada the previous day for the latest episode in their ongoing campaign for peace. On this day they gave a press conference at the city's Ontario Science Center. Read more »

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 Band, launched their 'War is over' poster campain and, on this day, flew to Toronto, Canada. 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. Read more »

John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘War Is Over’ poster campaign is launched

John Lennon and Yoko Ono flew to Toronto, Canada on this day to begin the next stage of their peace campaign. To coincide with the launch, huge posters and billboards were erected in 12 countries proclaiming "War is over! If you want it. Happy Christmas from John & Yoko". Read more »