The Ballad Of John And Yoko, The Beatles' second UK single of 1969, was released on this day. The b-side was George Harrison's Old Brown Shoe.
The Ballad Of John And Yoko was recorded by John Lennon and Paul McCartney at Abbey Road's studio three on April 14, 1969, without the other two Beatles present. It was released six weeks after it was recorded, while Get Back was still at number one in the UK charts. The Ballad Of John And Yoko was released as Apple R 5786, and was The Beatles' first single in Britain and Europe to be released in stereo.