Strawberry Fields, a 2.5 acre section of Central Park in Manhattan, New York City dedicated to John Lennon, was officially opened on this day. 9 October 1985 would have been Lennon’s 45th birthday.
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The day after they considered an appearance on NBC’s Saturday Night (later Saturday Night Live), John Lennon and Paul McCartney met for the final time.
Ten days after its United Kingdom release, The Beatles’ final LP, Let It Be, was issued in the United States.
Although by this time the world knew The Beatles were no more, the dream was kept alive for a short while longer with the release of a final single.
The Beatles’ penultimate US single, Let It Be, was released in the United States on this day.
On 16 May 1969, Ringo Starr, his wife Maureen and various members of the cast and crew of the film The Magic Christian set sail for New York on board the Queen Elizabeth 2 luxury liner. On this day they docked in New York.
Following their wedding on 12 March, Paul and Linda McCartney began their honeymoon on this day.
Following its UK release on 1 November, George Harrison‘s first solo LP, Wonderwall Music (Original Soundtrack Album), was released in the United States.
Three days after its UK release, The Beatles’ self-titled double album, commonly known as the White Album, was issued in the United States.
Unfinished Music No 1: Two Virgins by John Lennon and Yoko Ono was released in the US as Apple T 5001 on this day.
George Harrison missed The Beatles only 24-hour recording session, as he flew to Los Angeles on this day.
One of The Beatles’ most successful singles, Hey Jude/Revolution was issued in the US on this day. It was also the group’s first on their Apple label, and had the catalog number Apple 2276.
Paul McCartney and fellow representatives from Apple Records returned to London from America on this day.
On 21 June 1968, Paul McCartney had arrived in Los Angeles with other representatives of Apple Records to promote their label to Capitol Records executives. On this day, however, they had a day off, allowing McCartney to spend time with his new girlfriend Linda Eastman.
The day after they fell in love in Los Angeles, Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman spent much of the day together at the Beverly Hills Hotel, where he was staying as part of an Apple promotional trip.
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.
The previous day, Paul McCartney had flown from London to New York, for the first stop on a promotional trip for Apple. On this day he arrived at his final destination: Los Angeles, California.
While work continued on the White Album in London, Paul McCartney flew to America on this day for promotional duties for Apple.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference at what was then the Americana Hotel at 155 West 47th Street, New York City, to promote Apple Corps in the United States.
As part of their promotional trip to the United States to launch Apple Corps, John Lennon and Paul McCartney conducted a series of interviews for newspaper reporters.