Lennon wore a blue turtleneck pullover on this day, making the footage easy to identify. Lennon and Ono were at first filmed in bed opening their mail, with Ono also knitting Lennon a late birthday present for her husband.
Lennon read out a negative letter about his return of his MBE to the Queen, and a news item about a Welsh man who had been falsely booking hotel rooms in Lennon’s name. He also read an article about someone who claimed to have contacted Brian Epstein using a ouija board, who predicted an assassination attempt on Lennon on 6 March.
Lennon and Ono were also filmed sitting near a picture window. In the footage Lennon plays a Mellotron while wearing a fake rubber nose.
The latter part of the day’s filming involved the Lennons’ journey to the Apple offices in London. They are shown discussing various topics with their assistant Anthony Fawcett, including plans for their forthcoming War Is Over campaign.
The arrival at Apple was filmed, as was a BBC radio producer’s attempt to interview them as they left the building to travel to a friend’s house.
Filming for 24 Hours: The World Of John And Yoko continued over the next three days.
Also on this day...
- 2009: Paul McCartney live: O2 World, Berlin
- 1973: US album release: Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings
- 1969: George Harrison live: Town Hall, Birmingham with Delaney & Bonnie
- 1965: The Beatles’ final UK tour begins in Glasgow
- 1965: UK album release: Rubber Soul
- 1965: UK single release: We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper
- 1963: Live: Guildhall, Portsmouth
- 1962: Television: Discs A Gogo
- 1961: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
- 1938: Julia Stanley marries Alfred Lennon
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