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”.
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In April 1969, The Beatles held 27% of the capital in their publishing company Northern Songs. They wished, however, to take full control of the company, after their former partner and publisher Dick James had opened secret negotiations to sell to television executive Lew Grade.
On this day Maclen (Music) Limited began legal proceedings against Northern Songs, the company founded by music publisher Dick James, Brian Epstein, John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1963 to publish Lennon-McCartney songs.
Following their live debut at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival, the Plastic Ono Band were taken to the private estate owned by wealthy Canadian businessman John David Eaton.
Apple Records threw a party for Radha Krsna Temple, the day before the release of their debut single Hare Krishna Mantra.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono moved into their mansion, Tittenhurst Park in Ascot, Berkshire.
A party to celebrate the completion of principal photography for The Magic Christian was held on this evening.
On this day John Lennon and Yoko Ono bought their first home together, Tittenhurst Park in Ascot, Berkshire.
A party to celebrate the launch of Mary Hopkin’s debut album Postcard was held on this day.
On this day George Harrison circulated a memo at Apple to tell staff that he had invited a group of Hell’s Angels to California to stay at 3 Savile Row.
Although he had bought Mornyork Ltd in September 1964, which became Harrisongs Ltd in December that year, on this day George Harrison set up a second music publishing company, Singsong Ltd.
The London nighclub Revolution held a series of fashion shows during the 1960s. On this occasion one of them was attended by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
The Beatles decided the previous day to close down their Apple Boutique in Baker Street, and announced that they would give away the stock. Members of the public queued throughout the night for a chance of getting a free item.
The Beatles had purchased 3 Savile Row in London on 22 June 1968, for £500,000. On this day they moved into the building.
On this day Paul McCartney addressed a sales conference attended by executives from Capitol Records, where he announced that all future Beatles records would be released through the group’s Apple Records label.
On this day The Beatles bought a five-storey property at 3 Savile Row, London, for a price of £500,000.
The National Theatre’s stage version of John Lennon‘s book In His Own Write, directed by Victor Spinetti, had its début at the Old Vic Theatre on London’s Waterloo Road.
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.
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.
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.