John and Yoko appear in court on drugs charges

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.

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The hearing lasted just five minutes. Sergeant Norman Pilcher read the charges against them, Lennon and Ono were remanded on bail, and their case was adjourned until 28 November 1968.

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Upon leaving the court, the couple found their car was not waiting. Amid the scrum of reporters and the public, the couple huddled together, with Lennon doing his best to protect his pregnant girlfriend before their transport arrived.

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One of the photographs, taken by a Daily Mirror photojournalist, was used on the rear cover of Lennon and Ono’s 1969 album Unfinished Music No 2: Life With The Lions.

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