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As part of the Underground Christmas Party, a happening taking place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared onstage inside a large white bag. Read more »
John Lennon and Yoko Ono gave a lengthy interview on this day to the Dutch television show Rood Wit Blauw (Red White Blue). Read more »
Early in the morning of 12 December 1968, following their performances in The Rolling Stones’ Rock And Roll Circus, John Lennon and Yoko Ono gave an interview to the BBC radio show Night Ride.
The show was presented by John Peel, and went out live from the BBC’s Broadcasting House in central London from 12.05-2am on BBC Radio 1 and 2. The interview was in the first half of the show.
Night Ride also featured performances from folk musicians John Martyn, Harold McNair, Jacquie McShee and John Renbourn, and poet Christopher Logue was another guest.
Lennon and Ono discussed Two Virgins, and Peel played an extract lasting 3’41″. The couple also mentioned the Alchemical Wedding, an event which they took part in on 18 December.
Lennon discussed his first guitar, and his plans for a photo book of the You Are Here exhibition he and Ono had recently staged. He spoke about the Rock And Roll Circus, sang a version of It’s Now Or Never, and recited his poems Jock And Yono and Once Upon A Pool Table, introducing them as A Piece Of Paper Called Charles.
Towards the end of the interview Ono discussed their film projects, mentioning the screenings of Smile and Two Virgins at the Chicago Film Festival.
After the interview Lennon and Ono returned to Wembley to see The Rolling Stones’ performance for their television special.
On this day John Lennon and Yoko Ono were among guests performing on The Rolling Stones’ television spectacular, Rock And Roll Circus. Read more »
The Rolling Stones, always keen to keep up with The Beatles, wanted a television special to rival Magical Mystery Tour. Rock And Roll Circus was their version, intended to mix music with performers hired from Sir Robert Fossett’s Circus. Read more »
Just over two weeks after its US release, Unfinished Music No 1: Two Virgins by John Lennon and Yoko Ono was issued in the United Kingdom. Read more »
Following his arrest the previous month for possession of cannabis, John Lennon appeared at Marylebone Magistrates’ Court, London. Read more »
On this day Yoko Ono suffered a miscarriage of the baby she was expecting with John Lennon. It had been due to be born in February. Read more »
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. Read more »
John Lennon drew a cartoon strip titled A Short Essay On Macrobiotics on this day. Read more »
John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced on this day that they were expecting a baby. Read more »
Following their arrest for possession of drugs the previous day, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared at Marylebone Magistrates’ Court, London, for a hearing of the charges against them. Read more »
In the morning of 18 October 1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono were arrested by the Drugs Squad. Read more »
On this day The Beatles filmed promotional films for Hey Jude and Revolution at Twickenham Film Studios. Read more »
John Lennon and Yoko Ono made an appearance on the fourth edition of Frost On Saturday, presented by David Frost, on this evening. Read more »
On this day John Lennon‘s estranged wife Cynthia countersued for divorce, citing his adultery with Yoko Ono. Read more »
The London nighclub Revolution held a series of fashion shows during the 1960s. On this occasion one of them was attended by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Read more »
The world première of The Beatles’ animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, took place on this evening at the London Pavilion on Piccadilly Circus. Read more »