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US album release: Let It Be

Ten days after its United Kingdom release, The Beatles’ final LP, Let It Be, was issued in the United States.

UK album release: Let It Be

The Beatles’ final album was released in the UK on this day. Ostensibly the soundtrack to their fifth film, Let It Be was issued only in stereo, initially as Apple PXS 1.

The Beatles’ final press release

In answer to speculation resulting from Paul McCartney‘s questionnaire in which he effectively announced that The Beatles were no more, Apple issued a final press statement about the group.

UK single release: Let It Be

The Beatles’ final UK single of their career, not including various reissues and the Anthology releases, was Let It Be.

US album release: Hey Jude

The compilation album Hey Jude was issued on this day in the United States, as Apple SW 385. It brought together non-album singles and b-sides, along with Can’t Buy Me Love and I Should Have Known Better, which had previously been released on the United Artists soundtrack LP for A Hard Day’s Night.

John Lennon reveals he is leaving The Beatles

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.

John Lennon decides to leave The Beatles

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.

UK album release: Electronic Sound by George Harrison

The Beatles’ experimental label Zapple Records was launched on this day, with the UK release of two albums: George Harrison‘s Electronic Sound and John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s Unfinished Music No 2: Life With The Lions.

US single release: Get Back

Nearly a month after its release in the United Kingdom, The Beatles’ first single of 1969 was issued in the United States.

John Lennon changes his middle name to Ono

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.

UK single release: Get Back

The Beatles’ 19th British single, and their first for 1969, was Get Back, with Don’t Let Me Down on the b-side.