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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 »

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 »

George and Pattie Harrison travel to the Isle of Wight to see Bob Dylan

George Harrison and Mal Evans had travelled to Portsmouth on 26 August 1969 to meet Bob Dylan. The American singer was due to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival on 31 August, his first public performance in three years. Read more »

George and Pattie Harrison holiday in Sardinia

The Beatles and their wives all took holidays in the early summer of 1969: Paul and Linda McCartney in Corfu; Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey on a cruise aboard the QE2 then on to the Bahamas; John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their second bed-in in Montreal; and George and Pattie Harrison in Sardinia. Read more »