The Beatles’ diary -- 1st April 1969

Tuesday, 1st April 1969

UK singles chart
  1. I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  2. Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) – Peter Sarstedt
  3. Surround Yourself With Sorrow – Cilla Black
  4. Sorry Suzanne – The Hollies
  5. Gentle On My Mind – Dean Martin
UK albums chart
  1. Best Of The Seekers – The Seekers
  2. Goodbye – Cream
  3. Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations – Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations
  4. Live At The Talk Of The Town – The Seekers
  5. Engelbert – Engelbert Humperdinck
John and Yoko explaining BagismExplaining Bagism on ‘Today’ – 1 Apr ’ 69

Recording session for the radio show ‘Late Night Extra’ This show was transmitted live (BBC Radio 1 & 2) and featured an interview with John Lennon.

A further session for ‘Today’ took place later in the day at the Television House. The programme was broadcast live (Thames) and featured interviews with John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

John and Yoko appeared on the ‘Today’ show with Eamonn Andrews.

Selected questions from John and Yoko’s interview on the ‘Today’ show: London, 1st Apr 1969

Eamonn Andrews: I heard that after your seven days in bed, you felt so tired that you wanted to come home to bed.
John: We talked to the press from ten in the morning till ten at night to try and get peace through their heads and so we didn’t have much rest really.
Andrews: Well, let me ask you, which you’ve been asked since you came back, what were you after? What was this all about? What were you trying to achieve by doing these extraordinary, bizarre things, you and Yoko?
John: Well, everything we do is aimed at peace, you know. And we spent days trying to communicate through the communication media, press and TV …

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