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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 24, 1969

In the UK The Ballad Of John And Yoko by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 23, 1969

John Lennon and Yoko Ono paid went on a short visit to Wales before setting off on a motoring holiday in Scotland, 

First, they drove to Tywyn, a seaside resort on the Cardigan Bay, on the west coast of Wales. With them were Lennon's six-year-old son Julian and Ono's five-year-old daughter Kyoko Cox.

The visit was just days before the investiture ceremony held at Caernarfon Castle in north Wales for Charles, Prince of Wales, which took place on 1 July 1969.

The tourists sent a postcard, bearing the image of the 20-year-old prince, to Ringo Starr and his family, c/o Peter Brown at the Apple offices at 3 Savile Row, London. It contained the simple message: "Hello".

The postcard, bearing the postmark of Tywyn and dated 23 June 1969, was included in Starr's 2004 book Postcards From The Boys.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 22, 1969

Today in the US people were listening to Get Back by The Beatles. In UK The Ballad Of John And Yoko by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 21, 1969

The Beatles' single, Get Back, is #1 in the US charts for the fifth straight week. This will be its final week in the #1 position.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 20, 1969

Nothing much happened today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 19, 1969

Today people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles. In UK The Ballad Of John And Yoko by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 18, 1969

Today people in US were listening to Get Back by The Beatles. In UK The Ballad Of John And Yoko by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 17, 1969

The raunchy musical review "Oh! Calcutta!" (written by Kenneth Tynan) opens in New York. The script includes a comic “masturbation” scene called “Four In Hand,” based on a suggestion by John Lennon (the idea came from John’s recollections of the “circle jerks” he participated in with his teenaged mates in Liverpool).

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 16, 1969

Number one - Monday, June 16, 1969

The Beatles - Get Back

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 15, 1969

The Ballad of John and Yoko reaches No. 1 on the charts.