John Lennon and Yoko Ono gave an interview on this day for the seventh edition of the BBC television show How Late It Is. Read more »
John Lennon formally changed his middle name by deed poll from Winston to Ono, during a brief ceremony held on the roof of the Apple building at 3 Savile Row, London. Read more »
Two days after being interviewed by Eamonn Andrews for the Today programme, John Lennon and Yoko Ono made another television appeareance. Read more »
On the day they returned from their lightning trip to Vienna, John Lennon and Yoko Ono made an appearance on the Thames Television news show Today, hosted by Eamonn Andrews. Read more »
The seven-day bed-in held by John Lennon and Yoko Ono at the Amsterdam Hilton ended on this day. Upon leaving the hotel, they flew to Vienna for a short trip. Read more »
Having been driven from Paris to Amsterdam early in the morning, John Lennon and Yoko Ono checked into the Hilton Hotel, where they staged the first of two bed-ins for peace. Read more »
While on their honeymoon in Paris, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had lunch with the artist Salvador Dali. Read more »
Having failed to get married in Paris a few days earlier, John Lennon and Yoko Ono chartered an aeroplane to Gibraltar, on the advice of Apple employee Peter Brown. Read more »
Hoping to get married in France, John Lennon and Yoko Ono flew to Paris on this day. Read more »
With tentative plans for The Beatles’ return to live performance put on indefinite hold, fans of the group lived in hope that they’d one day see their idols perform once again. On this day John Lennon gave the first concert performance any of The Beatles had given away from the group, with an appearance at Cambridge University. Read more »
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 »