John Lennon and Yoko Ono meet Salvador Dalí

While on their honeymoon in Paris, on 24 March 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono had lunch with the artist Salvador Dalí.

Drove from Paris to the Amsterdam Hilton
Talking in our beds for a week
The newspapers said, say what you doing in bed?
I said, were only trying to get us some peace.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono with Salvador Dalí, 24 March 1969

Also on this day, while filming The Magic Christian in New York, Ringo Starr told US reporters that The Beatles were unlikely to perform in public again, giving an early indication that the dream was over.

People really have tried to typecast us. They think we are still little moptops, and we are not. I don’t want to play in public again. I don’t miss being a Beatle anymore. You can’t get those days back. It’s no good living in the past.
Ringo Starr

Last updated: 9 February 2023
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