The Beatles: Friend admits to tipping off John Lennon and Yoko Ono before DRUG raid

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

During the sixties, The Beatles got to know some journalists pretty well. One of them was Daily Mirror showbiz reporter Don Short, who befriended the Fab Four. Now as he publishes his memoir The Beatles and Beyond, he has shared some fascinating stories from his time with the band.

This included admitting that he tipped off John Lennon and Yoko Ono, having heard from a contact at Scotland Yard they were going to be raided for drugs.

The incident took place in September 1968 and Short “knew it was the wrong thing to do” but was loyal to Lennon as a friend so let him know.

John and Yoko were living in a house in Central London that had previously been occupied by Jimi Hendrix.

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