The Beatles’ diary -- November 1969

November 1969

Sometime in November (date unknown) John and Yoko commissioned Tony Palmer to write their biography – the snag being he only had six days to complete it. So he worked like a fucking dog for six days and nights, and knocked out 75,000 words, only to be told a week later that they’d changed their minds!

Friday, 7th November

John’s third solo album ‘The Wedding Album’ consisting of John and Yoko’s heartbeats and them calling out each others names in various different ways – laughing, shouting, crying, weeping etc.

Thursday, 13th November

John offered free-use of his island off the Irish coast to some hippies.

Tuesday, 25th November

John’s Niagra-Biafra protest letterJohn’s Nigeria-Biafra letter – 25 Nov ’69

Recording session for the radio show ‘Today’ at the Apple Corps This show was transmitted on 26th November (BBC Radio 4) and featured an interview with John Lennon.

John returned his MBE. He sent it off to Buckingham Palace with a letter protesting “about Britain’s involvement in the Niagra-Biafra thing, our support of America in Vietnam, and ‘Cold Turkey’ slipping down the chart.”


 
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