In the United Kingdom, The Beatles had never previously issued songs after they had been made available on an album. All singles were either standalone releases, or came out on the same day as the parent album.
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On John Lennon‘s 29th birthday, a pregnant Yoko Ono was rushed to King’s College Hospital, London, for an emergency blood transfusion.
The first songs to be issued as a single from the Abbey Road were the double a-side Something/Come Together.
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 woke up regretting having agreed to perform at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival that evening. Eric Clapton, however, was eager to play, and convinced Lennon that it was too late to back out.
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.
Following his appearance at the Isle of Wight Festival the previous night, Bob Dylan visited John Lennon and Yoko Ono at Tittenhurst Park, their mansion in Ascot, Berkshire.
John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr watched Bob Dylan and The Band perform at the Isle of Wight Festival on this evening.
The day before they watched Bob Dylan perform at the Isle of Wight Festival, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey travelled to the island.
The Beatles united for a final photographic session on this day. It was also the last occasion in which all four members were together for band duties; thereafter their only meetings were business-related.
BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Kenny Everett was present during the mixing sessions for the Abbey Road album which took place on this day. During a break in the session, Everett interviewed John Lennon.
All four Beatles gathered at EMI Studios on the morning of Friday 8 August 1969 for one of the most famous photo shoots of their career. Photographer Iain Macmillan took the famous image that adorned their last-recorded album, Abbey Road.
While holidaying in Scotland with Yoko Ono, her daughter Kyoko and his son Julian, John Lennon crashed his white British Leyland Austin Maxi car in Golspie in the Highlands.
June 1969 was a month of rest for The Beatles, who were taking a break from the Abbey Road sessions. Following a brief trip to Wales, John Lennon and Yoko Ono drove to Scotland for a brief holiday on 29 June.
Prior to embarking on a motoring holiday in Scotland, John Lennon and Yoko Ono paid a quick visit to Wales.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono pre-recorded an appearance on The David Frost Show on this evening.
On the penultimate day of their second bed-in for peace, John Lennon and Yoko Ono recorded the anthemic Give Peace A Chance in room 1742 of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montreal.
Hours before the recording of Give Peace A Chance at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada, John Lennon and Yoko Ono clashed with satirical cartoonist Al Capp.
Following their seven-day bed-in for peace at the Amsterdam Hilton in March 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono held a second, similar event at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Canada.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono had flown from London to Barbados on the previous day, hoping to hold their second bed-in for peace at the Sheraton Oceanus Hotel in Freeport.