The couple had bought Tittenhurst Park, in Ascot, Berkshire, on 4 May 1969 for £145,000, and moved into it on 11 August later that year. They spent twice the purchase price on renovations, including the creation of an artificial lake which they could see from their bedroom window.
The couple moved to the United States in August 1971, and Lennon never returned to England. Speaking on the telephone from New York, on this day he instructed an Ascot estate agent to put the mansion on the housing market.
Also on this day...
- 2014: New Paul McCartney song Hope For The Future unveiled
- 2010: Yoko Ono opens art installation in Berlin
- 1969: Self-Portrait and Mr & Mrs Lennon’s Honeymoon by John Lennon and Yoko Ono are premièred in London
- 1968: Recording: Helter Skelter
- 1964: Day off in Key West, Florida
- 1963: Lennon and McCartney given Variety Club award
- 1962: Live: Queen’s Hall, Widnes
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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