John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s 1969 peace campaign came to a close on this day following a meeting with Canada’s prime minister Pierre Trudeau.
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John Lennon returned his MBE to the Queen on this day, as an act of protest against the Vietnam war.
The ‘Paul is Dead’ myth first surfaced in print in the 17 September 1969 edition of the Times-Delphic, the newspaper of the Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. It quickly snowballed, and was heavily featured on the Detroit radio station MKNR. Towards the middle of October it had broken across the Atlantic.
On John Lennon‘s 29th birthday, a pregnant Yoko Ono was rushed to King’s College Hospital, London, for an emergency blood transfusion.
Although the previous week John Lennon had decided to leave The Beatles, Allen Klein persuaded him to keep quiet in public. Nonetheless, on 20 September 1969 Lennon chose to tell the rest of the group.
Live music promotor John Brower telephoned the Apple office and spoke to John Lennon, inviting him and Yoko Ono to the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival taking place the following day.
Following his appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival the previous night, Bob Dylan visited John Lennon and Yoko Ono at Tittenhurst Park, their mansion in Ascot, Berkshire.
Paul and Linda McCartney‘s first daughter Mary Anna McCartney was born on this day.
George Harrison and Mal Evans drove to Portsmouth on this day, to meet Bob Dylan.
While holidaying in Scotland with Yoko Ono, her daughter Kyoko and his son Julian, John Lennon crashed his white British Leyland Austin Maxi car in Golspie in the Highlands.
Hours before the recording of Give Peace A Chance at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada, John Lennon and Yoko Ono clashed with satirical cartoonist Al Capp.
Following their seven-day bed-in for peace at the Amsterdam Hilton in March 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a second, similar event at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada.
John Lennon formally changed his middle name by deed poll from Winston to Ono, during a brief ceremony held on the roof of the Apple building at 3 Savile Row, London.
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.
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.