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John Lennon tributes are broadcast on US television

To coincide with the 48th anniversary of John Lennon‘s birth, the United States cable television network Cinemax broadcasts DA Pennebaker’s film of the Plastic Ono Band’s appearance at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival on 13 September 1969.

John Lennon dies

John Lennon was shot and killed on this day at the entrance of the Dakota building, New York City, where he lived with his wife Yoko Ono. He was 40 years old.

John Lennon’s 40th birthday

To celebrate the 40th birthday of her husband John Lennon, and the fifth of her son Sean, Yoko Ono hired an aircraft pilot to skywrite a message in the sky above the Dakota.

John Lennon’s 36th birthday

As a present for John Lennon‘s 36th birthday, Ringo Starr arranged for singer and actress Cherry Vanilla to give a special performance at the Dakota building.

Sean Lennon is born

On John Lennon‘s 35th birthday, his second son Sean was born in a New York hospital.

Recording: Remember by John Lennon

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: John Lennon John Lennon spent much of his 30th birthday in Studio Three of EMI Studios, Abbey Road, where he continued work on his debut solo album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. On this day he recorded the song Remember.

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.

Mixing: For You Blue

Room four, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Phil Spector Engineers: Mike Sheady, Eddie Klein Phil Spector spent much of this day working on an idea which was never used: a 16-second tape loop using part of the instrumental break from George Harrison‘s For You Blue. Onto this he overlaid snatches of dialogue from members of… Read more »

Recording: I Me Mine

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Phil McDonald Although The Beatles’ last recording session as a quartet had taken place on 20 August 1969, there were several other sessions involving one or more members up until April 1970.