The Beatles’ diary -- 25th March 1969

Tuesday, 25th March 1969

UK singles chart
  1. Where Do You Go To (My Lovely) – Peter Sarstedt
  2. I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
  3. The Way It Used To Be – Engelbert Humperdinck
  4. Gentle On My Mind – Dean Martin
  5. Please Don’t Go – Donald Peers
UK albums chart
  1. Goodbye – Cream
  2. Diana Ross & The Supremes Join The Temptations – Diana Ross & The Supremes & The Temptations
  3. Engelbert – Engelbert Humperdinck
  4. Best Of The Seekers – The Seekers
  5. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack

John and Yoko’s ‘bed-in’ at the Amsterdam Hilton, in room 902 (now called the ‘John and Yoko Suite’). All of this was immortalised in the song ‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’ where he says “talking in our beds for a week… just trying to get us some peace.” They invited every radio station, every TV show and every reporter into bed with them… not your normal kind of honeymoon!

With the ‘Two Virgins’ cover still fresh in everybody’s mind, the press initially assumed that they’d be making love for the cameras. The local paper said: “Vice squad police have been taking a close interest in the honeymoon ‘love-in’ announced by Beatle John Lennon and his bride Yoko Ono. The vice squad boss, Chief Inspector Perrels, said if people are invited to such a happening, the police would certainly …

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