The Beatles’ diary -- June 1969

June 1969

Sunday, 1st June

John recorded Give Peace A Chance in his Montreal bedroom, with celebrity guests Timothy Leary, Petula Clark, Allen Ginsberg and Phil Spector. Later in the day John and Yoko were confronted by the cartoonist (and professional heckler) Al Capp.

Monday, 2nd June

Neil Aspinall sent an amusing memo to all the department heads… “Please ensure that your staff are prompt each morning. Recently, a number of people have been getting very tardy. There’s no excuse. Ten o’clock should be within everybody’s reach. Also, please don’t put joss sticks in the typewriter carriages; please keep drunken Irishmen out of our board meetings; please tell the girl hiding in the lavatory that Paul never uses that one; please don’t try to play jam butties on the hi-fi equipment, and ‘pleeease’ stop trying to take photographs of Allen Klein!”

Wednesday, 4th June

‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’ single – front cover ReleasedUSA single. The Ballad Of John And Yoko Peak position: Billboard – #8; Cashbox – #10; Record World – #7

Thursday, 5th June

Peter Asher resigned as head of A&R and joined Ron Kass at MGM. “I have no real wish to knock Apple,” he said, knocking Apple, “but I am simply not happy there anymore, and that is why I am leaving.”

Saturday, 14th June

John announced that Yoko was pregnant, and that they were planning on calling it ‘Amsterdam’.


 
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