John Lennon‘s life and legacy are to be celebrated in a two-month series of cultural events in the city of Liverpool.
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The Beatles’ final film Let It Be had its British première on this day, with simultaneous screenings in the north and south of England. None of the group attended either.
Cynthia Lennon was granted a decree nisi in the London Divorce Court on this day, marking the formal end of her marriage to John Lennon.
On this day John Lennon‘s estranged wife Cynthia countersued for divorce, citing his adultery with Yoko Ono.
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.
After nearly two months in Rishikesh, India, studying Transcendental Meditation with
The Beatles’ long-planned trip to India finally got underway on this day, with John Lennon and George Harrison, plus their wives Cynthia and Pattie, flying from London Airport to Delhi, India.
Following their initial meeting with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi on 24 August 1967, The Beatles, along with Cynthia Lennon, Pattie Harrison, her sister Jenny, Alexis Mardas, Mick Jagger and Marianne Faithfull, travelled to Bangor, North Wales, to embark upon a 10-day conference on Transcendental Meditation.
a title=”John Lennon” href=”/people/john-lennon/”>John, Cynthia and Julian Lennon, Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Alexis ‘Magic Alex’ Mardas and Pattie Harrison‘s sister Paula Boyd all returned to England from Greece on this day.
John Lennon, his wife Cynthia and son Julian, along with Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Pattie Harrison‘s 16-year-old sister Paula Boyd, Mal Evans and NEMS employee Alistair Taylor all began a journey to Greece on this day to look at a set of Greek islands The Beatles were considering buying to live on.
BBC disc jockey Kenny Everett gave the official preview of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on this day, on the radio show Where It’s At, broadcast on the BBC Light Programme from 4pm.
John and Cynthia Lennon, Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen Starkey all flew to Port of Spain in Trinidad on this day for a winter holiday.
The Beatles had been invited to beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s 39th birthday party by mutual friend and Indica Gallery co-founder Barry Miles. Although few of the party goers expected them to show, John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd arrived.
In May 1965 John Lennon and his wife Cynthia made a brief trip to Cannes in France to attend the film festival. He was interviewed on this day by reporter Martin Ogronsky for CBS TV’s The Merv Griffin Show.
John and Cynthia return to England from Switzerland on this day, after a two-week holiday in St Moritz in the Swiss Alps.
On the second day of his two-week holiday in the Swiss Alps with John and Cynthia Lennon, George Martin broke a bone in his foot and was unable to continue skiing.
On this day John Lennon and his wife Cynthia began a 14-day holiday in the St Moritz ski resort in the Swiss Alps.
The Beatles spent Christmas Day 1964 in a number of different ways. John and Cynthia Lennon were at home with their son Julian; Paul McCartney was with Jane Asher at her family’s London home; while George Harrison and Ringo Starr remained in their home at flat 7, Whaddon House in London.
Three weeks after beginning their holiday in Tahiti, John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd flew back to London Airport.
Two days after beginning their holiday in Hawaii, John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd flew on to their main destination: Papeete in Tahiti.