The Beatles’ diary -- 16th December 1969

Tuesday, 16th December 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Sugar Sugar – The Archies
  2. Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town – Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
  3. Two Little Boys – Rolf Harris
  4. Yester-Me Yester-You Yesterday – Stevie Wonder
  5. Melting Pot – Blue Mink
UK albums chart
  1. Abbey Road – The Beatles
  2. To Our Children’s Children’s Children – The Moody Blues
  3. Motown Chartbusters Vol. 3 – Various Artists
  4. Tom Jones Live In Las Vegas – Tom Jones
  5. Engelbert Humperdinck – Engelbert Humperdinck

16th: John and Yoko flew to Canada for some more peace-campaigning and to announce a music festival that never happened. Over fifty members of the press gathered at the press conference…

Selected questions from a press conference: Toronto, 16th Dec 1969

Q: You’re doing the concert in Canada? Is that because of it’s close proximity to the United States?
John: The visa thing, you mean?
Q: Yes.
John: I believe I’m getting in the States anyway in February, as a Beatle, for the Beatles’ premiere [of ‘Let It Be’]. So, I’m not bothered about that. If they get me in, they get me in.
Q: You’re performing your peace campaign primarily in Canada. So, why Canada?
John: Because Canada talks to China, you know. We’re playing the political game, but we don’t know a lot of details. I …

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