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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. Read more »

Paul McCartney files a lawsuit to dissolve The Beatles’ partnership

Although their solo project had largely been successful, 1970 was a dark year for The Beatles. Their group activities were limited to finishing off the Let It Be album, dealing with business activities at Apple, and giving occasional interviews to the press. Read more »

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 the public recording during The Beatles' rooftop performance.

Several of these vox pops were used in the Let It Be film. In the end, however, Spector rejected the idea for the Let It Be album. Indeed, only one brief piece of dialogue from the entire film soundtrack reels made it onto the LP: John Lennon introducing For You Blue with the words "Queen says no to pot-smoking FBI members".