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UK single release: Something/Come Together

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.

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.

The Beatles’ final photo session

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.

Radio: Everett Is Here

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.

The Abbey Road cover photography session

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.

John Lennon crashes his car in Scotland

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.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono holiday in Scotland

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.