. Start of John and Yoko's 4-day bed-in at the Amsterdam Hilton. `Get Back', 11th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 2-Life With The Lions' number 179 (Billboard). `Give Peace A Chance', 2nd week in the Top 28 (Billboard).

`Yellow Submarine' LP, 6th week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). Delaney & Bonnie & Friends concert in Bristol. George joins them as guitarist, on tour.

First tour of a Beatle since 1966. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 5th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Apr 01 `Yellow Submarine' LP, 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Compilation and banding by George Martin of `No One's Gonna Change Our World'. Recording: `On Our Way Home' (working title of `Two Of Us'); `Teddy Boy'; `Maggie Mae'; `On Our Way Home' (working title of `Two Of Us'); `Dig It' (version 1) ; `Dig A Pony'; `I've Got A Feeling'.

Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Neil Richmond. `Dig It' (version 1) includes John's child like spoken message. Studio G, BBC Lime Grove Studios, London.

John and Yoko appear on BBC-TV's `How Late It Is'. Few hours later, BBC-TV's `How Late It Is' is broadcast, with appearance of John and Yoko.

Mary McCartney is born to Paul and Linda. George and Pattie appear on Esher and Walton Magistrates' Court, walton-On-Thames, Surrey.

Trial for possession of cannabis resin. They plead guilty and are fined 250 pounds each, plus 10 guineas costs. John and Yoko return to London. John and Yoko appear live on Associated-Rediffusion's `Today', with Eamonn Andrews. Reconstitution of their bed-in.

`Give Peace A Chance' number 2, 4th week in the Top 28 (Billboard). Recording: `Because' (takes 1-23, overdub onto take 16).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. First of three 3-part vocal recordings

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Recording: `You Never Give Me Your Money' (tape reduction take 30 into takes 37-42). Recording: `Come Together' (overdub onto take 9); `Polythene Pam'/`She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (overdub onto take 40); `You Never Give Me Your Money' (overdub onto take 40) ; `Golden Slumbers'/`Carry That Weight' (overdub onto take 17). Stereo mixing: `You Never Give Me Your Money' (remix 1, from take 40); `Sun King'/`Mean Mr Mustard' (remix 1, from take 35); `Her Majesty' (remix 1, from take 3); `Polythene Pam'/`She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (remix 1, from take 40); `Golden Slumbers'/`Carry That Weight' (remix 1, from take 17); `Ending' (working title of `The End') (remix 1, from take 7). Editing, crossfading and tape compilation: `You Never Give Me Your Money'; `Sun King'/`Mean Mr Mustard'; `Her Majesty'; `Polythene Pam'/`She Came In Through The Bathroom Window'; `Golden Slumbers'/`Carry That Weight'; `Ending' (working title of `The End').

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Rough compilation to judge the progress of the medley. Paul decides to eliminate `Her Majesty'.

The piece of tape is cut carelessly, leaving on it the end of `Mean Mr Mustard' and missing the last chord of `Her Majesty', but since this was just a rough mix, things went on

. John Kurlander, second engineer for this session, disobeying Paul, conserved the tape, appending it to the end of the complete tape, but clearly apart from the rest, 15 seconds after `The End'. Studio 1, Olympic Sound Studios.

Recording: `Something' (overdub onto take 36). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Steve Vaughan.

Recording: `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (overdub onto take 21); `Something' (overdub onto take 36). Stereo mixing: `Something' (remixes 1-4, from take 36). Recording: `Something' (tape reduction take 36 into take 37); `You Never Give Me Your Money' (overdub onto take 30).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. John and Yoko are visited by Hammrick and Leonard, Canadian hypnotizers who intend to help them to stop smoking. John and Yoko fly to Aalborg, Denmark, to visit Kyoko.

Paul prepares Heather's birthday party. `War Is Over! If You Want It' billboards go up in eleven cities around the world.

Recording: `Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); `Come Together' (overdub onto take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Recording of lead vocal trial for `Oh! Darling'.

May 07 `Yellow Submarine' LP, 22nd week in the Top 200 (Billboard). `Get Back' number 1, 4th week; 6th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Recording: `Dig A Pony'; `Get Back'; `Love Me Do'; `Get Back'; `Don't Let Me Down'; `I've Got A Feeling'; `Don't Let Me Down'; `The One After 909'; `I've Got A Feeling'; `The One After 909'; `Billy's Song (1)'; `Billy's Song (2)'; `Teddy Boy'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

Versions of `Get Back' and `Don't Let Me Down' for the single. End of `Get Back' not included on the single, but on the `Get Back' LP and film end titles. John speaks about his idea of sending acorns of peace to the world leaders.

John reveals that his fortune is about 50,000 pounds. The Beatles are ready to sell their Northern Songs Ltd. Editing: `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (of master); `Ending' (working title of `The End') (of master). Recording: `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (unnumbered sound effects takes).

Tape copying: `Abbey Road' LP masters. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Recording of sound effects for `Maxwell's Silver Hammer', not used.

Copy of `Abbey Road' LP masters for Geoff Emerick, who will take them to Malcolm Davies, at Apple, to cut the disc. End of sessions for `Abbey Road'. John and Yoko return to England.

[23 December?] ife With The Lions'. Feb 24 Triumph Investment gets control over NEMS. May 25 The Beatles appear on the cover of `Rolling Stone' magazine. Lennon and Yoko go to Toronto to play in the Peace Festival. For 5 days they stay at Ronnie Hawkins's farm near Toronto.

Jan 29 `Yellow Submarine' LP, 3rd week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Recording: `You Never Give Me Your Money' (overdub onto take 30).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair. Start of a new era of recordings. Jan 23 US single release: `Something'/`Come Together'.

May 16 On a front-page article of the `Financial Times', ATV announces it lacks less than 150 000 shares to have the 47 % of Northern Songs. Ringo and family move from `Brookfields', Elstead, Surrey, to `Roundhill', London. John appears on the cover of the magazine `Look'.

Oct 20 Delaney & Bonnie & Friends concert at the Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark. Stereo mixing: `I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (remixes 1-8, from take 1, remixes 9, 10, from unnumbered Trident master).

Editing: `I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (of stereo remixes 8, 10). Master tape banding and tape copying: `Abbey Road' LP

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Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Last reunion of all 4 Beatles in the studio.

Recording: `Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 16). Recording: `Octopus's Garden' (overdub onto take 32).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Recording of Paul's lead vocal trial for `Oh! Darling' and vocals and sound effects for `Octopus's Garden'. `The Wedding Album' number 178, 3rd and last week in the ranking (Billboard).

Recording: `Get Back' (2 versions); `Don't Let Me Down'; `I've Got A Feeling'; `The One After 909'; `Dig A Pony'; `God Save The Queen'; `I've Got A Feeling'; `Don't Let Me Down'; `Get Back'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons

. `I've Got A Feeling', `The One After 909', `Dig A Pony', John's and Paul's comments at the end of 3rd version of `Get Back': versions for `Let It Be' LP.

Version of `The One After 909' for `Get Back' LP. Start of Ringo's stay for observation at the Middlesex Hospital, London. Oct 27 `Yellow Submarine' LP, 1st week in the Top 30, entering the ranking (Billboard).

George presents a new record by the members of the Radha Krishna Temple. `Life' magazine with Paul McCartney on the cover photograph and Paul's interview inside issued. End of negotiations of Allen Klein and EMI Records.

Allen Klein successfully re-negotiates contracts with EMI for Canada, Mexico, and the USA. The band would now earn 58 cents per album up until 1972 and then it would jump to 72 cents after that. Part of the new EMI contractual agreement required the Beatles to release at least two albums per year until 1976.

Prior to this re-negotiated agreement, the Beatles 1966 contract with EMI had them earning 39 cents per album and when the Beatles first signed up with EMI, they only made 6 cents per album. John and Yoko take a train from Montreal to Ottawa. Press conference in Chateau Champlain, Ottawa.

Nov 15 Studio 3 (control room only). Playback of recently recorded titles.

Recording: `Let It Be' (overdub onto take 27); `You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (overdub onto take 30). Mono mixing: `You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (remixes 1-3, from take 30). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Nick Webb.

Recording of single version lead guitar solo for `Let It Be'. John and Paul record vocals and sound effects for `You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)'.

Mono mixing: `On Our Way Home' (working title of `Two Of Us') (remix 1). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Peter Mew; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair. Remix of `Two Of Us' for Paul to present it to the New York trio Mortimer, whom he intended to give it to record, which didn't materialize.

Broadcast of Martin's `With A Little Help From My Friends' show, produced by Yorkshire Television, transmitted by IBA, with Ringo, Lulu, the Hollies, Spike Milligan, Dudley Moore, Blue Mink, Pan's People. Ringo sings `With A Little Help From My Friends'. Feb 17 Apr 30 UK LP release: `Yellow Submarine'

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`Yellow Submarine' LP, 15th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). Dec 01 The Official Beatles Fan Club runs several clubs derived from the main one.

UK single release: `Cold Turkey'/`Don't Worry Kyoko' UK LP release: `Space', with the Modern Jazz Quartet. `Cold Turkey', 4th week in the Top 28 (Billboard). [?] Surprise visit of Princess Margaret during shooting of a scene in a French restaurant for `The Magic Christian'.

After, lunch of Princess Margaret, Denis O'Dell, Ringo and Peter Sellers. Mar 25 Oct 30 End of Ringo's stay for observation at the Middlesex Hospital, London. 30 000 copies of `Two Virgins' are confiscated in New Jersey, on a judge's order, accused of pornographic cover.

John, Yoko and Kyoko fly from London to Bahamas. John, Yoko and Kyoko in Bahamas, for a campaign for peace: `Lie-in'. Photographic session with Angus McBean for the `Get Back' LP cover. Jan 16 `Cold Turkey', 2nd week in the Top 28 (Billboard).

[?] Aug 05 `Tittenhurst', Suningdale, Ascot, Berkshire. Photographers: Ethan Russell, Monty Fresco and Mal Evans. Locations: 1) Pillars in front of the main house; 2) Main garden path; 3) Paddock of high grass; 4) John and Yoko posing with donkeys; 5) Cypress tree by the Diana statue; 6) Weeping blue Atlas cedar trees; 7) Atlas trees; 8) Lawn near main house; 9) Balcony; 10) Side doorway in the assembly hall; 11) Arched porches; 12) Walled path between cottages and main house; 13) Indoors; 14) Southern balcony of main house. `Give Peace A Chance', 5th week in the Top 28 (Billboard).

`Give Peace A Chance', 9th and last week in the Top 28 (Billboard). Meeting at Henry Ansbacher & Co.

Inventory of Northern Songs stocks.

Recording: `John And Yoko' [re-make]. John, Yoko, Kyoko and Julian go to Scotland on holiday.

Recording: `You Never Give Me Your Money' (sound effects takes 1-5). Abbey Road, Room 43 and Studio 2. Recording: `Because' (overdub onto take 16) ; `Ending' (working title of `The End') (overdub onto take 7).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander

. Paul brings home-made tape loops, to use in the crossfade at the end of `You Never Give Me Your Money'. First Beatle use of a synthesizer (`Because'). Tony Clark, balance engineer, and Alan Parsons, 2nd engineer, make a copy from an ordinary cassette of some recent private recordings of John and Yoko. It's taken away by Anthony Fawcett, assistent of the Lennons.

Morning: Normal Pilcher registers the Harrisons' Esher house. George and Pattie attend the `Piscis' party thrown by Rory McEwen. George and Pattie are arrested for possession of cannabis resin. George and Pattie are taken to the Escher police station. Jan 28 Studio 1, Olympic Sound Studios.

Recording: `You Never Give Me Your Money' (takes 1-36). Stereo mixing: `You Never Give Me Your Money' (remix 1, from take 30). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Steve Vaughan.

1st explicit recording for the `Abbey Road' medley. John and Yoko go to the offices of Henry Ansbacher & Co. , to put order in their accounts.

Studio 1, Olympic Sound Studios. Stereo mixing: `Let It Be' (of take 27).

Master tape banding and compilation: `Get Back' LP. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Steve Vaughan. US single release: `The Ballad Of John And Yoko'/`Old Brown Shoe'.

End of John and Yoko's bed-in at the Amsterdam Hilton. John and Yoko leave the Amsterdam Hilton. Premiere of a TV documentary produced by John and Yoko, with their attendance, in Vienna: `Rape'.

They comment the film in a press conference at the Hotel Sacher, Vienna. The film is broadcast by the Austrian National Network Television. UK single release: `The Ballad of John and Yoko'/`Old Brown Shoe', 1st single in Britain and 1st Beatles release not mixed for mono.

The magazine `Disc And Music Echo' publishes an interview to John. Jun 01 May 24 John and Yoko fly to Amsterdam

. `The Ballad Of John And Yoko' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).

`Get Back', 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). 2nd stereo mix of `John and Yoko'. 1st work of Richard Langham back with the Beatles. Recording: `Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); `Octopus's Garden' (takes 1-32). Producer: Chris Thomas/The Beatles; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.

Recording of 1st Paul's vocal trial for `Oh! Darling'. 1st session of Richard Langham back as 2nd engineer, returning from Europe. Recording: `Dig It' (version 2); `Shake Rattle And Roll'; `Kansas City'; `Miss Ann'; `Lawdy Miss Clawdy'; `Blue Suede Shoes'; `You Really Got A Hold On Me'; `Tracks Of My Tears'; `Let It Be'; `George's Demo' (working title of `Isn't It A Pity'); `Let It Be'; `The Long And Winding Road'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Neil Richmond.

Visit at the studio: Heather Eastman

. Dec 24 Failure of a possible meeting of the Beatles and minor Northern Songs Ltd. Share owners, to avoid ATV's control over the company. Tape copying: `You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (of remix mono 3, called remix mono 4). Editing: `You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' (of remix mono 4).

Stereo mixing: `What's The New Mary Jane' (remix 4, from take 4). Stereo mixing with simultaneous overdub: `What's The New Mary Jane' (remix 5, from take 4). Editing: `What's The New Mary Jane' (of remix stereo 4, called remix stereo 6).

Tape copying with simultaneous editing: `What's The New Mary Jane' (of stereo remix 5 into 6). Tape copying: `What's The New Mary Jane' (of stereo remixes 4, 5). Producer: Geoff Emerick/John Lennon; Engineer: Mike Sheady; 2nd Engineer: Nick Webb.

For POB single, never released. The editing of `You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)' was released as the B side of `Let It Be'. `Peace For Christmas' gig in aid of UNICEF, by the Plastic Ono Supergroup (John, Yoko, George, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, Keith Moon, Delaney & Bonnie, and others).

Last John's performance in Britain. Recorded, included in `Some Time In New York City'. Other acts: the Rascals, Desmond Dekker and the Aces, Blue Mink and Black Velvet.

Nov 07 John, Yoko, Julian and Kyoko are involved in a car accident in Golspie, Scotland. John Lennon announces to the others that he is leaving the band.

Lennon's announcement never made it to the press because of their newly negotiated royalty contract they signed with EMI. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 13th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). Ringo begins, with George Martin, the recording of `Sentimental Journey' LP. 1st Beatle formally recording a solo LP. Stereo mixing: `I've Got A Feeling' (2 versions); `Don't Let Me Down'; `Get Back' (2 versions); `The One After 909'; `Dig A Pony'.

Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Mixing of the roof performances.

Start of recordings of the 1st LP of Billy Preston. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 2nd week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart)

. Aug 18 `Yellow Submarine' LP, 16th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

John and Yoko create Bag Productions. John and Yoko perform at the Lady Mitchell Hall, Cambridge, in a Jazz Festival. Recording: `Let's Go On Flying'; `Snow Is Falling All The Time'; `Don't Worry Kyoko'; `Song For John'; `Cambridge 1969'.

1st solo performance of a Beatle, and 1st public performance of John and Yoko. Partially included on `Unfinished Music Number 2 art II', John and Yoko's film, is showed at the Mannheim Film Festival, Germany. Recording: `Her Majesty' (takes 1-3); `Golden Slumbers' (working title of `Golden Slumbers'/`Carry That Weight') (takes 1-15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair.

Dec 05 May 01 Meeting at Twickenham Film Studios to begin rehearsals of new songs for an (eventual) TV live show, for worldwide transmision.

1st session of Glyn Johns as Beatles engineer. UK LP release: `Unfinished Music Number 2-Life With The Lions'. UK LP release: `Electronic Sounds'.

Allen Klein, John and Yoko return to Henry Ansbacher & Co. Stereo mixing: `Ending' (working title of `The End') (remixes 1-3, from take 7); `Golden Slumbers'/`Carry That Weight' and `Ending' (working title of `The End') (crossfade/edit for master); `Something' (remixes 1-10, from take 39).

Recording: `Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15). Stereo mixing: `Here Comes The Sun' (remix 1, from take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

The instrumental jam in the coda of `Something' disappears at last in today's remixes. Recording of synthesizer for `Here Comes The Sun'. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 11th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

John and Yoko announce a plan of producing a film called `A6' about a murder, revealing their intention to make public the case of James Hanratty. Stereo mixing: `Sun King'/`Mean Mr Mustard' (remixes 20-24, from take 35); `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (edit piece remix 37, from take 27); `Polythene Pam'/`She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (remixes 20-32, from take 40); `You Never Give Me Your Money' into `Sun King'/`Mean Mr Mustard' (stereo crossfade remixes 1-11, from sound effects take 5 of `You Never Give Me Your Money').

Mono recording: John Lennon interviewed by Kenny Everett. (The only interview documented on a recording sheet, because studio equipment and tape was used. Everett took away the only copy.

) Editing: `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (of stereo remixes 34, 37); `Sun King'/`Mean Mr Mustard' (of remix stereo 22) joined to `Polythene Pam'/`She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (of remix stereo 32). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 8th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Date announced for the POB single release `You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)'/`What's The New Mary Jane'. BBC broadcasts a 1-hour documentary about John in the programme `Twenty-Four Hours'. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 12th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

Mar 22 It is announced that John and Yoko are recording a record about their lives and Yoko's miscarriage, up until their honeymoon in Amsterdam. Apr 07 Russ Gibbs, of the WKNR-FM, affirms he has received an anonymous phone call saying that Paul has died. Feb 14 Feb 05 Apr 13 Studio 1, Olympic Sounds Studios.

Stereo mixing: Inserts for the `Get Back' LP. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Steve Vaughan. US LP release: `Unfinished Music Number 2-Life With The Lions'.

US LP release: `Electronic Sounds'. The Beatles formally announce their plan to make a counter-offer against ATV's bid for Northern Songs. Clive and Queenie Epstein sell their Nemperor Holdings shares to Triumph Investment Trust.

Paul and John make a counter-offer for Northern Songs Ltd. Mar 10 Mar 31 Jan 20 Abbey Road, Room 4

. Stereo mixing: `Across The Universe' (remixes 1, 2, from take 8).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Remix of `Across The Universe' for `No One's Gonna Change Our World'. Addition of sound effects, and speeding up of the tape.

John gives an island of his called Dorinch, by the Ireland coast, so that any hippy who wishes could live there. `Yellow Submarine', 7th week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

Recording: `Ending' (working title of `The End') (overdub onto take 7); `I Want You' (later known as `I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (overdub onto unnumbered Trident master). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

Recording: `Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Tony Clark; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Recording synthesizer for `I Want You (She's So Heavy)'.

Article accusing Allen Klein is published on `Sunday Times' `Insight' column. Feb 22 May 20 The idea of the performance on the Apple roof is conceived. This day's `Let It Be' sequence shows that Ringo composed `Octopus's Garden' during this period.

Compilation and banding of an EP containing the new tracks on `Yellow Submarine', plus `Across The Universe'. Ringo and Maureen travel to Los Angeles.

Apr 14 Mar 12 `The Ballad Of John And Yoko' number 1. Recording: `Old Brown Shoe' (take 1).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Recording: `Old Brown Shoe' (takes 1-4); `Something (takes 1-13)

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Stereo mixing: `Old Brown Shoe' (remixes 1-3, from take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. 00pm session) and 1st proper take (7.

45am session) of `Old Brown Shoe'. Dick James does not convince the Beatles to sell their shares to ATV. John and Paul reject 900,000 pounds for them.

Sep 22 Apr 27 London premiere: `The Magic Christian'. John accepts to participate in the Toronto Peace Festival. UK LP release: `No One's Gonna Change Our World'.

Debut of `Across The Universe'. George and Pattie attend a Ravi Shankar concert in London. Recording: `Old Brown Shoe' (takes 1, 2); `All Things Must Pass' (takes 1, 2); `Something' (take 1).

Producer: not assigned; Engineer and 2nd Engineer: Ken Scott. Recording of demos of `Old Brown Shoe', `All Things Must Pass' and `Something'.

Badfinger records in one day `Come And Get It', at Abbey Road Studios. US gold certification: `Get Back'/`Don't Let Me Down'.

Mar 02 Studio 2 (control room only). Stereo mixing: `Oh! Darling' (remixes 5-9, from take 26); `Because' (remixes 1, 2, from take 16); `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (remixes 27-36, from take 27). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

Cynthia takes Julian from the hospital and takes him to Greece. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 4th week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). US gold certification: `Yellow Submarine' LP.

`Yellow Submarine' LP, 3rd week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). Dec 08 Trip of the Plastic Ono Band to Toronto. Rock and Roll Festival at the Varsity Stadium, Toronto. John and Yoko perform live with Eric Clapton, Klaus Voorman, and Alan White. Together, at this performance, the band records an Apple album later released as "The Plastic Ono Band - Live Peace in Toronto 1969". Recording: `Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); `Come Together' (overdub onto take 9); `Ending' (working title for `The End') (takes 1-7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

Recording of lead vocal (released version) for `Oh! Darling'. Playback of finished titles for `Abbey Road' LP. Apr 24 Disc-jockeys John Prel and Alan Freeman broadcast copies of `Get Back', announcing its release as single on 11 April.

They convince Paul that the song needs a final mix. Nov 10 POB single `You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)'/`What's The New Mary Jane' is on hold. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 3rd week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

John, Yoko and Kyoko go to Canada during their campaign for peace. John and George visit Bruce Ormrod at offices of Henry Ansbacher & Co.

, to discuss ATV's bid with the syndicates. US LP release: `Under The Jasmine Tree'. Single release: `Give Peace A Chance'

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[?] `Yellow Submarine' LP, 14th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). John and Yoko return to London. [24 December?] John signs 3000 lythographies from his collection `Bag One' at Ronnie Hawkins's farm.

A tape of the Beatles playing `The Ballad Of John And Yoko' is shown on the programme `Music Scene'. [25 September?] Dec 29 May 10 Premiere of `Rape', during the Montreaux film festival. Mar 13 `Yellow Submarine', 8th and last week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart).

Mar 11 John, Yoko and Kyoko leave Canada. UK single release: `Something'/`Come Together'. 1st release in the UK of a single from an already released LP.

Hot Chocolate releases a cover of `Give Peace A Chance' in the USA. Aug 24 `Give Peace A Chance', 8th week in the Top 28 (Billboard). `Yellow Submarine' LP, 24th and last week in the Top 200 (Billboard).

`Get Back', 8th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). John Lennon was selected as one of only three people to be featured and interviewed as `Man of the Decade'. The interview was filmed by ATV on December 2nd as John and Yoko walked the grounds of their Tittenhurst estate in Ascot, Berkshire.

The footage was broadcast in Britain on December 30th 1969. UK LP release: `Space', with the Modern Jazz Quartet. Wo Virgins' enters the ranking, number 158 (Billboard).

Ringo, John and Paul, with Maureen, Yoko and Linda, attend an end-of-filming party for `The Magic Christian' at Les Ambassadeurs Club, London. It is announced the release of a record by the Plastic Ono Band called `Gossip'

. Apr 12 Maclen, on behalf of John, buys `Tittenhurst', at Sunningdale, Ascot, Berkshire, for 145,000 pounds.

Ringo continues recordings of `Sentimental Journey' LP, in London. Yoko is divorced from Tony Cox.

Yoko is granted custody of Kyoko.

Stereo mixing: `Get Back'; `Teddy Boy'; `On Our Way Home' (working title of `Two Of Us'); `Dig A Pony'; `I've Got A Feeling'; `The Long And Winding Road'; `Let It Be'; `Rocker'; `Save The Last Dance For Me'; `Don't Let Me Down'; `Because You're Sweet And Lovely' (working title of `For You Blue'); `Get Back'; `The Walk'. Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Glyn Johns, commissioned by John and Paul, begins work of compilation of the album `Get Back'. Stereo mixing: `I've Got A Feeling'; `Dig It' (version 1); `Dig It' (version 2); `Maggie Mae'; `Shake Rattle And Roll'; `Kansas City'; `Miss Ann'; `Lawdy Miss Clawdy'; `Blue Suede Shoes'; `You Really Got A Hold On Me'.

Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Paul, Linda and Heather visit during shooting of `The Magic Christian'.

Recording: `Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); `Octopus's Garden' (overdub onto take 32)

. Mono mixing: `Octopus's Garden' (remixes 1-7, from take 32).

Stereo mixing: `Octopus's Garden' (remixes 10-14, from take 32). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Recording of Paul's vocal trial for `Oh! Darling'.

BBC's TV programme `The Man Of The Decade', dedicated to John, is broadcast. `Rolling Stone' nominates John the Man Of The Year 1969. John declares to New Musical Express he is considering to leave the group. Mono mixing: `Get Back' (remix 5); `Don't Let Me Down' (remix 1). Stereo mixing: `Get Back' (remix 1); `Don't Let Me Down' (remix 1).

Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys. Session booked by Paul to improve the `Get Back' mix. The stereo mixes are, initially, for use in the US.

End of sessions for `Get Back'/`Don't Let Me Down'. Stereo mixing: `Lady Madonna' (remix 1, from take 5); `Rain' (remix 1, from take 7); `Octopus's Garden' (remixes 1, 2, from take 32).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Remixes of `Lady Madonna' and `Rain' for LP `Hey Jude'. Remix of `Octopus's Garden' without bass, piano, lead guitar, for use as playback on Ringo's appearance on Martin's show `With A Little Help From My Friends'. Recording: `Old Brown Shoe' (overdub onto take 4).

Stereo mixing: `Old Brown Shoe' (remixes 5-23, from take 4). Recording: `I Want You' (later known as `I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (overdub onto unnumbered Trident master; reduction of unnumbered Trident master, called take 1; overdub onto take 1).

Stereo mixing: `I Want You' (later known as `I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (unnumbered rough remix, from take 1). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. ATV gets the support of minor share holders and obtains the 45% of Northern Songs shares.

They maintain their offer of purchase for the Beatles' shares until 15 May. Date after which EMI planned not to pay any author rights to anyone during the EMI-Richenberg trial. UK single release: `Give Peace A Chance'/`Remember Love'.

1st commercial Beatle solo single. Jun 03 Klein flies to New York for a meeting with the board of directors of ABKCO. John, George and Ringo order Peter Brown and Neil to sign Klein's contracts.

The contracts are signed, with the sole exception of Paul's. Alistair Taylor is fired as Apple's director. Recording of `Give Peace A Chance'. Recording: `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (takes 1-21).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; Engineer: John Kurlander. 1st John's session after his accident. A bed is brought into the studio so that Yoko could stay by John's side.

ATV obtains the 54% of the shares of Northern Songs Ltd, becoming its main shareholder. Editing: `Golden Slumbers'(working title of `Golden Slumbers'/`Carry That Weight') (of takes 13, 15, called take 13).

Recording: `Golden Slumbers'(working title of `Golden Slumbers'/`Carry That Weight') (overdub onto take 13, tape reduction take 13 into takes 16, 17). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair. Dispute between ATV and the Beatles for the control of Northern Songs Ltd.

Last session of rehearsals at Twickenham Film Studios. Mar 16 Recording of `Never Tell Your Mother She's Out Of Tune', of Jack Bruce.

Morning: John writes `Cold Turkey'. Afternoon: John rehearses `Cold Turkey'. Evening: John records `Cold Turkey'.

The `Rat Magazine' publishes the `Paul is dead' theory. John goes to the US Embassy in London, to try an American visa. John speaks about important financial problems in Apple, warning it will wrack because of its continuous losses

. The Ottawa press is surprised by the announcement of an imminent meeting of Lennon and Canada Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau. A limousine takes John and Yoko into Canadian Parliament's building, for a 55-minute meeting with Pierre Trudeau.

After the meeting, John and Yoko are interviewed by the press. John declares to the Canadian press about his pro-active peace movement: "Peace is no violence, no frustration, no fear," John Lennon said in a C. Interview, "If I smile at you, you're liable to smile back.

" From the ministerial office the Lennons are driven to the Ministery of Public Health, to meet the Minister of Public Health, John Munro, and members of his department. John, Yoko and Kyoko arrive in Toronto. They spend two hours and a half in customs.

Start of 2nd John and Yoko's bed-in in Montreal, Room 1742, Queen Elizabeth Hotel. `Wonderwall' premiere in London. John interview with Desmond Morris for ATV's `Man Of The Decade'.

Interview was recorded on December 2nd, 1969. A tape of the Beatles playing `The Ballad Of John And Yoko' is shown on the programme `Music Scene'

. John and Yoko appear on BBC-TV's `The Question Why'.

Feb 07 Apr 25 Richard Asher disappears. The Plastic Ono Band plays at the Chelsea Town Hall to promote the single `Give Peace A Chance'/`Remember Love'. Ringo boards the `Queen Elizabeth II' to sail to the USA for the filming of `The Magic Christian'.

He travels with Maureen, their two children, Peter Sellers, George and Pattie. John and Yoko decide to live permanently in the USA. John and Yoko are scheduled to join Ringo and the others on the trip, but had to cancel at the last moment since John does not get his visa.

`The Wedding Album' number 182, 1st week in the ranking (Billboard). Apr 19 May 09 `Give Peace A Chance', 6th week in the Top 28 (Billboard). UK single release: `Get Back'/`Don't Let Me Down'.

Jan 01 `Yellow Submarine' LP, 1st week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). Jul 21 `Let It Be' shootings move to the 3 Savile Row basement, where a new studio has been installed. US LP release: `The Wedding Album'.

US single release: `Cold Turkey'/`Don't Worry Kyoko'. European premiere of `Candy' at the Odeon Theatre, Kensington, London.

Apr 05 John and Yoko move to `Tittenhurst'

. Feb 12 Richard Asher is found dead at his Wimpole Street house basement. `Give Peace A Chance', 7th week in the Top 28 (Billboard).

Studio 1 into Studio 2 (control room). Recording: `Golden Slumbers'/`Carry That Weight' (overdub onto take 17); `Ending' (working title of `The End') (overdub onto take 7).

Recording: `Something' (overdub onto take 39); `Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Recording of all orchestral overdubs for `Abbey Road'.

For the first time in a Beatles session a closed circuit of television is used to communicate two studios. George re-records, on the floor of Studio 2, his guitar solo for `Something'.

Tape copying with simultaneous recording: `Octopus's Garden' (takes 1-10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Martin Benge; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Re-recording of Ringo vocal for `Octopus's Garden', bass, lead guitar and piano with outside musicians, for his appearance on the show `With A Little Help From My Friends'. Appointment with photographer Iain MacMillan at EMI Studios, for the photographic session for the `Abbey Road' cover.

After this, Paul chooses out of the 6 pictures taken the best one for the LP. Before the recording session, Paul takes John home, at Cavendish Avenue, George and Mal go to the London Zoo at Regent's Park, and Ringo goes shopping. Launch of `War Is Over' campaign organized by John and Yoko.

Posters and billboards are displayed in 12 important cities around the world. Ringo starts shooting of `The Magic Christian'. Jan 31 Studio 2 (control room only).

Stereo mixing: `Come Together' (remixes 1-10, from take 9). Recording: `Ending' (working title of `The End') (overdub onto take 7).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Recording: `Here Comes The Sun-King' (working title of `Sun King'/`Mean Mr Mustard') (overdub onto take 35); `Come Together' (overdub onto take 9); `Polythene Pam'/`She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (takes 1-39).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Re-recording of bass and drums, and recording of lead vocal for `Polythene Pam'/`She Came In Through The Bathroom Window'.

Recording: `You Never Give Me Your Money' (overdub onto take 30); `Golden Slumbers'/`Carry That Weight' (overdub onto take 17). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Press reception for the release of a White Trash cover of `Golden Slumbers'. Premiere of John Schlesinger's `Midnight Cowboy'.

Mono mixing: `Get Back' (remixes 1-4). Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: not assigned. Remix of `Get Back' for the single.

The press reports that Yoko has had a miscarriage. US gold certification for `The Ballad Of John And Yoko'. Mar 05 `Yellow Submarine' LP, 6th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Yoko is taken to the King's College Hospital, London. Two films produced by John and Yoko are exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London: `Rape' and `Self-Portrait'. 00pm), two people sit on stage shrouded in a white bag. Recording: `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (overdub onto take 21). Stereo mixing: `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (remixes 1-13, from take 21).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Yellow Submarine' LP, 5th week in the ranking (UK New Musical Express chart). Shooting for `The Magic Christian'. ATV announces that their offer for Northern Songs to the Beatles will be kept until 15 May. Editing: `I Want You' (later known as `I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (unnumbered master, from takes 9, 20 and 32).

Producer: Glyn Johns; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Recording: `You Never Give Me Your Money' (overdub onto take 30). Stereo mixing: `You Never Give Me Your Money' (remixes 1-6, from take 30). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

Recording of bell sounds for `You Never Give Me Your Money'. Jun 29 Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row.

Recording: `Going Up The Country'; `All I Want Is You' (working title of `Dig A Pony'); `I've Got A Feeling'; `Don't Let Me Down'; `Rocker'; `Save The Last Dance For Me'; `Bathroom Window' (working title of `She Came In Through The Bathroom Window'. Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: not assigned.

Start of shootings at 3 Savile Row. Billy Preston is casually at the Apple reception area, and is convinced by George to join the sessions. The Beatles and Allen Klein negotiate with Joseph Lockwood an increase of the group royalties.

EMI decides to balt negotiations until seeing what happens with the group businesses and NEMS's purchase by Triumph Investment. John and Yoko appear on the `David Frost Show'. May 02 Ringo and Maureen go on holiday to the south of France. Stereo mixing: `Hey Jude' (remixes 20, 21, from take 1); `Revolution' (remix 1, from take 16).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Neil Richmond. Last Emerick's session as Beatles' balance engineer.

Allen Klein is appointed Apple business advisor. US gold certification for `Abbey Road'. US gold certification for `Something'/`Come Together'.

Lansdowne Recording Studios, London. John, Yoko and the Plastic Ono Band record `Don't Worry Kyoko'.

John and Yoko record `John and Yoko'. End of George's stay at the London College University Hospital. Beatles history - 1969 year Odeon Theatre, Kensington, London.

Royal charity world premiere of `The Magic Christian', with attendance of the royal family, Princess Margaret, John and Yoko, Ringo, Peter Sellers, George and Pattie. Before the screening, John and Yoko parade outside the cinema carrying placards declaring `Britain Murdered Hanratty'.

`Get Back', 10th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Give Peace A Chance', 1st week in the Top 28; 1st week in the ranking (Billboard). Recording: `Untitled Jamming'; `Get Back'; `Oh! Darling'; `Get Back'; `I've Got A Feeling'; `The Walk'; `I've Got A Feeling'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

Recording of LP `Get Back' version. Recording: `Golden Slumbers' (working title of `Golden Slumbers'/`Carry That Weight') (overdub onto take 17).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair. Listening, through the mixing console and the studio speakers, of the Wimbledon ladies tennis final, live on BBC Radio 2. Anne Jones (UK) beating Billy-Jean King in 3 sets (71 minutes).

John changes his name to John Ono Lennon, on the roof of 3 Savile Row. Premiere of the film `Isadora'. Northern Songs shares' price raises by 9 pennies

. Jan 02 `Yellow Submarine' LP, 19th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

`Get Back' number 1, 1st week; 3rd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Recording: `Get Back'; `Blues'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Alan Parsons debut as Beatles second engineer.

Recording of `My Dark Hour', by Steve Miller, in London. Paul plays bass, sings backing vocals and plays some drums. Post Office Tower's restaurant.

Party thrown by Apple Records to launch Mary Hopkin's debut album, `Postcard'. Mal Evans takes the tape containing the `Abbey Road' medley compiled on 30 July to Apple for acetate cutting purposes.

He returns the tape this same day to EMI. Malcom Davies, at Apple, cuts a lacquer of the complete medley sequence. On his own he decides to include the `Her Majesty' piece, although it had been placed detached from the main sequence to make it clear it was not intended to be part of the medley.

Studio 1, Olympic Sound Studios. Stereo mixing: Inserts for the `Get Back' LP. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Steve Vaughan.

Besides, playback of complete and mixed titles. Stereo mixing: `What's The New Mary Jane' (remixes 1-3, from take 4).

Tape copying: `What's The New Mary Jane' (of stereo remixes 1-3). Producer: Malcolm Davies; Engineer: Tony Clark; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair. Copies of `What's The New Mary Jane' for John, to refresh his memory, in order to release it as a POB single. End of Yoko's stay at the King's College Hospital, London. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 21st and last week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

`Get Back' number 1, 3rd week; 5th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). London premiere of `Wonderwall' at the Cinecenta. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 23rd week in the Top 200 (Billboard).

`Get Back' number 1, 5th and last week; 7th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Recording: `I Want You' (later known as `I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (overdub onto take 1); `Oh! Darling (I'll Never Do You No Harm)' (working title of `Oh! Darling') (takes 1-26).

Stereo mixing: `Oh! Darling (I'll Never Do You No Harm)' (working title of `Oh! Darling') (remix 1, from take 26). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

London debut concert of Mary Hopkin. Paul, Linda, Ringo and Maureen attend. Feb 23 `The Wedding Album', 2nd week in the ranking (Billboard).

Aug 25 US LP release: `Yellow Submarine'. Dec 12 Dec 27 Mar 21 John and Yoko meet Marshall McLuhan at the University of Toronto, speaking with him for 45 minutes.

Stereo mixing: `Oh! Darling' (remixes 2-4, from take 26). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Nick Webb.

3rd stereo mix of `John And Yoko'. American promoter Mike Belkin offers $ 2 400 000 at least, for a Beatles 12-day US tour, plus 65 % of profits, up to a limit of $ 8 800 000.

End of exhibition `Guildford Minus 40' at the Royal Institute Galleries, London. Ringo's appearance on the `David Frost Show'. John, in an interview, says that Apple is like a big black hole that takes all his benefits as an author and singer.

Ray Coleman interviews John about problems in Apple. Clive Epstein sells Nemperor Holdings to Leonard Richenberg's Triumph Trust. Dec 19 The 7th Christmas Record is sent to the members of the Fan Club.

Ringo appears on the TV programme `Late Night Line up'. End of John and Yoko's stay at Ronnie Hawkins's farm. Recording: `Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 13, tape reduction take 13 into takes 14, 15).

Mono mixing: `Here Comes The Sun' (unnumbered rough remix, from take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

Jan 24 `Cold Turkey', 5th week in the Top 28 (Billboard). [?] `Abbey Road' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart).

Recording: `Come Together' (overdub onto take 9); `Sun King'/`Mean Mr Mustard' (overdub onto take 35). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Recording of guitar solo for `Come Together'.

`Cold Turkey', 1st week in the Top 28, 1st week in the ranking (Billboard). [?] Aug 11 Nov 26 `Yellow Submarine' LP, 7th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). UK LP release: `The Wedding Album'. Recording: `I Want You' (later known as `I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (takes 1-35)

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Producer: Glyn Johns; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Start of `Abbey Road' sessions. US single release: `Give Peace A Chance'/`Remember Love'.

`Yellow Submarine' LP, 18th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Get Back', 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Recording: `I Want You' (later known as `I Want You (She's So Heavy)'); `The One After 909'; `Not Fade Away'; `Mailman Bring Me No More Blues'; `Teddy Boy'; `Besame Mucho'. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

ATV obtains the 50 % of the shares of Northern Songs Ltd.

Tape copying: `I Want You' (later known as `I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (of unnumbered Trident master). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Security copy of `I Want You (She's So Heavy)'.

John announces a plan for a peace festival in Toronto, to take place from 3 to 5 July 1970. George's stay at the London University College Hospital begins. Stereo mixing: `The Long And Winding Road'; `Let It Be'.

Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

Remix of tapes of POB Toronto performance. First Beatle returning to Abbey Road. Clive Epstein receives a letter from John Eastman about Klein's intervention in NEMS.

John and Yoko stand at the Thoresen Passenger Terminal, at Southampton, to board a ferry to France. They cannot board, because of passport problems. Allen Klein goes to Leonard Richenberg's office, threating him with trials.

Mar 17 UK LP release: `Live Peace In Toronto 1969'. US LP release: `Live Peace In Toronto 1969'. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 20th week in the Top 100 (Billboard).

`Get Back' number 1, 2nd week; 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Photographic session with 3 photographers.

Locations: 1) Madingley Club; 2) aboard the boat `Fritz Otto Maria Anna', across the River Thames; 3) an island in the middle of River Thames.

Recording: `Untitled Jamming'; `On Our Way Home' (working title of `Two Of Us'); `Bye Bye Love'; `George's Blues (Because You're Sweet And Lovely)' (working title of `For You Blue'); `Let It Be'

. Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. John and Yoko fly to Gibraltar.

Marriage of John and Yoko in Gibraltar. Mono tape copying: `Dig It' (of 13 March stereo mix); `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (of remix stereo 18).

Producer: not assigned; Engineer and 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Recording: `I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (overdub onto take 1); `Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26); `Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15).

Tape copying: `I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (of take 1). Editing: `I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (from take 1 into unnumbered Trident master). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

Mal Evans takes the copies of `Dig It' and `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' to Malcolm Davies, at Apple, for acetate cutting purposes. Re-recording of `She's So Heavy' vocal harmonies. The song gets its complete title.

Ringo shoots scenes for `The Magic Christian' at the Boathouse, the Embankment, Putney, London. Recording: `Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15). Recording: `Something' (overdub onto take 36, tape reduction into takes 38, 39). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Recording: `Because' (overdub onto take 16). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Stereo mixing: `Something' (unnumbered rough remix, from take 39); `Here Comes The Sun' (unnumbered rough remix, from take 15). Producer: George Harrison; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

2nd and 3rd set of 3-part vocal recordings for `Because'. Remix of `Something' for Martin, for scoring purposes.

Recording: `Come And Get It' (take 1). Stereo mixing: `Come And Get It' (remix 1, from take 1). Tape copying: `Come And Get It' (of remix stereo 1).

Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Recording: `Here Comes The Sun-King' (working title of `Sun King'/`Mean Mr Mustard') (takes 1-35).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Paul's solo session, recording a demo of `Come And Get It' for Badfinger. During recording of `Sun King', jam of `Be-Bop-A-Lula', `Who Slapped John?' and `Ain't She Sweet'.

`Yellow Submarine' LP, 10th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Unfinished Music Number 1-Two Virgins' number 124, its highest position (Billboard). Ringo expresses his opinion about the banning of `The Ballad Of John And Yoko' decided by some US radios.

The label Zapple is incorporated. `Yellow Submarine' LP, 17th week in the Top 100 (Billboard). `Get Back' number 10, entering the ranking; 1st week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Recording: `Something' [re-make] (takes 1-36). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nde Engineer: Nick Webb. Ringo shoots scenes for `The Magic Christian'

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For the lunch break, cast and crew go inside the Star & Garter. US single release: `Get Back'/`Don't Let Me Down'. Billy Preston signs a contract with Apple.

John and Yoko leave the hospital, after their car crash in Scotland. Broadcast of WBCN `Get Back' reference acetate. Recording: `The Ballad Of John And Yoko (They're Gonna Crucify Me)' (working title of `The Ballad Of John And Yoko') (takes 1-11). Stereo mixing: `The Ballad Of John And Yoko (They're Gonna Crucify Me)' (working title of `The Ballad Of John And Yoko') (remixes 1-5, from take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

1st session for `The Ballad Of John And Yoko'/`Old Brown Shoe'. The 3 main Northern Songs share owners and ATV sign an agreement. John and Paul lose control over the company.

`Yellow Submarine' LP, 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Recording: `Here Comes The Sun' (takes 1-13).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Re-recording and perfecting of acoustic guitar. Recording of rythm track for `Here Comes The Sun'. Stereo mixing: `On Our Way Home' (working title of `Two Of Us'); `The Long And Winding Road'; `Lady Madonna'.

Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: unknown. George, Ringo, John, Pattie, Maureen and Yoko attend the Festival of the Isle of Wight, to see the Dylan show. Evening: John and Yoko meet Allen Klein for the first time, at the Dorchester Hotel, London. Recording: `Octopus's Garden' (overdub onto take 32). Stereo mixing: `Octopus's Garden' (remixes 1-4, from take 32).

Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: Nick Webb. Playback of recently recorded titles.

`Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart). Press reports begin to appear about John and Yoko's film `Apotehosis'.

John and Yoko arrive in a white bag inside a white Rolls Royce, at Hyde Park (at Cumberland Gate), to protest for James Hanratty, while Hanratty's father addresses the crowd. Later, Hanratty and the Lennons drive to 10 Downing Street, to present a petition at the Prime Minister's residence.

Concert of Delaney & Bonney & Friends, with guest Eric Clapton. George, Ringo, Pattie and Maureen attend. Recording: `The Long And Winding Road'; `Lady Madonna'; `Let It Be'; `On Our Way Home' (working title of `Two Of Us'). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

Final recording of numbers not apt for performance on the roof. Versions of `The Long And Winding Road' and `Let It Be' for `Get Back' LP. Versions of `The Long And Winding Road', `Let It Be' and `Two Of Us' for `Let It Be' LP.

George and Pattie leave the Esher and Walton Magistrates' Court, Walton-On-Thames, Surrey, on Derek Taylor's surety. Stereo mixing: `You Never Give Me Your Money' (remixes 20-27, from take 30).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Morning: Marriage of Paul and Linda, at the Marylebone Register Office. Heather, Mike McGear, Mal Evans and Peter Brown attend.

The second part of the wedding takes place at the St John's Wood anglican church, and is officiated by priest Noel Perry. Later, party at the Hotel Ritz. Evening: Paul works on a Jackie Lomax record.

`Get Back', 12th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `Give Peace A Chance', 3rd week in the Top 28 (Billboard)

. George and Pattie appear on Esher and Walton Magistrates' Court, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

In London, Ringo confirms they will not play before an audience again. Tape copying/Editing/reinserting: `Ending' (working title of `The End') (take 7).

Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: not assigned. Stereo mixing: `You Never Give Me Your Money' into `Sun King'/`Mean Mr Mustard' (stereo crossfade remix 12, from sound effects take 5 of `You Never Give Me Your Money'); `Ending' (working title of `The End') (remix 4, from take 7).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/ Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. John and Yoko interview to Tony Secunda.

Recording: `Come Together' (takes 1-8). Tape copying: `Come Together' (of take 6, called take 9).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Copy of `Come Together' from 4-track to 8-track tape. First full day of Geoff Emerick back as Beatles' balance engineer. Recording: `Polythene Pam'/`She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (overdub onto take 39).

Recording: `Polythene Pam'/`She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (tape reduction take 39 into take 40). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. `Cold Turkey', 3rd week in the Top 28 (Billboard)

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[?] Media launch of the Plastic Ono Band. Press reception for the release of `Give Peace A Chance', at the Chelsea Town Hall. John and Yoko do not attend, due to their being hospitalised in Scotland; Ringo and Maureen substitute them. Recording: `Here Comes The Sun' (overdub onto take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.

Abbey Road, Room 43 and Studio 2 (control room). Recording: `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (tape reduction take 21 into takes 22-27, with simultaneous overdub). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Tony Clark; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander. Stereo mixing: `Maxwell's Silver Hammer' (remixes 14-26, from take 27)

. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Tony Clark/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

Recording of synthesizer for `Maxwell's Silver Hammer'. Ringo attends the `Candy' premiere. Edition of Thames Television's `The Eamonn Andrews Show', featuring John and Yoko, broadcast from the Cafe Royal, London. Stereo mixing: `Golden Slumbers'/`Carry That Weight' (remixes 1, 2, from take 17). Recording: `Ending' (working title of `The End') (overdub onto take 7).

Stereo mixing: `Ending' (working title of `The End') (remixes 1-6, from take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Recording of 4 seconds of piano for `The End'.

`Cold Turkey', 6th and last week in the Top 28 (Billboard).