John Lennon’s Bag One exhibition is raided by police

John Lennon's Bag One, an exhibition of lithographs including several containing erotic imagery, had opened on 15 January 1970. Just 24 hours later it was raided by police officers, who confiscated eight of the 14 original artworks on the grounds of indecency. Read more »

Recording, mixing: For You Blue – George Harrison’s final recording session with The Beatles

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: Glyn Johns

This two-hour session away from Abbey Road was ostensibly a remix session for the songs Let It Be and For You Blue. Read more »

Glyn Johns compiles the second Get Back album

Olympic Sound Studios, London
Producer: Glyn Johns

The Beatles had rejected producer Glyn Johns' first attempt at fashioning an album from the Get Back/Let It Be tapes. On this day he put together a second Get Back LP for their consideration, although it too was rejected. Read more »

John Lennon and Yoko Ono give a press conference in Aalborg, Denmark

John Lennon and Yoko Ono had flown to Aalborg in Denmark on 29 December 1969, to be with Ono's daughter Kyoko over the new year period. They stayed with Tony Cox, Ono's second husband, and his new wife Melinde. Read more »

Recording: Let It Be – The Beatles’ last recording session as a group

Studio two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Phil McDonald

Although there were two further recording sessions for the Let It Be album involving just one member of The Beatles, this was their last time recording as a group - albeit without John Lennon. Read more »