John Lennon and Yoko Ono had flown to Aalborg in Denmark on 29 December 1969, to be with Ono’s daughter Kyoko over the new year period. They stayed with Tony Cox, Ono’s second husband, and his new wife Melinde.
The local press soon discovered that Lennon and Ono were living in the area, and began asking what would bring them to the Danish countryside. A press conference was therefore held on this day.
Danish television broadcast the event, which featured both couples and Kyoko seated on a sofa in front of a Christmas tree. There was also footage of Lennon and Ono posing for photographs outside Cox’s farmhouse, at Ellidsbølvej 37, near Vust in the Hanherred area of North Jutland.
Lennon denied that he was in Denmark to buy 70 acres of land, although he did praise the country’s landscape and people.
Also on this day...
- 1970: Glyn Johns compiles the second Get Back album
- 1967: Recording: Penny Lane, Carnival Of Light
- 1966: Recording: overdubs for The Beatles At Shea Stadium
- 1965: Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show
- 1964: Radio: The Public Ear
- 1963: Live: Museum Hall, Bridge of Allan, Scotland
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool
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