The final day of a five-day shoot for the BBC documentary 24 Hours: The World Of John And Yoko took place at the Bull Hotel in Long Melford, Suffolk.
Filming concluded on this morning in the Lennons’ hotel room. They played a word game, Fortunately/Unfortunately, while lying in bed. They were also filmed drinking tea in bed.
Ono was evidently fond of the Unfortunately/Fortunately sequence, as she included it in the 1988 documentary Imagine: John Lennon. The audio was also used on the first disc of the 1998 box set John Lennon Anthology.
Lennon and Ono had agreed to the BBC following them for five days in exchange for the rights to the footage. The 35-minute documentary was first shown from 10.30pm on BBC 1 on 15 December.
Also on this day...
- 1971: US album release: Wild Life by Wings
- 1969: George Harrison live at Empire Theatre, Liverpool with Delaney & Bonnie
- 1969: Television: Ringo Starr and Peter Sellers on Frost On Saturday
- 1966: Recording: Christmas radio messages, When I’m Sixty-Four
- 1965: US album release: Rubber Soul
- 1965: UK EP release: The Beatles’ Million Sellers
- 1965: US single release: We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper
- 1962: Live: Club Django, Queen’s Hotel, Southport
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
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