John Loved Yoko

Submitted by ub on Sat, 03/23/2019 - 10:39

The romance between John Lennon and Yoko Ono changed the music world after they were married a half century ago and also caused considerably more than 50 tears.

Although the following record was released by The Beatles in 1969, this hit single was written and recorded by John Lennon and Paul McCartney without Ringo Starr or George Harrison. It features lead singer John Lennon recalling the events surrounding his wedding to Yoko Ono 50 years ago today, March 20, 1969. ‪

The Ballad Of John And Yoko

But Yoko and John’s nuptials represented the end of The Beatles, who broke up in 1970, and released their final studio album, “Let It Be.” ‪

This turning point signaled an experimental direction and growing political activism marked by the Bed-In for Peace, which the newlyweds staged on their honeymoon and during their new life as a New Yorkers.

Years later John would be silenced by a madman with a gun in front of The Dakota, the home he and Yoko made for themselves.
Besides the revolver, the assasin was holding a book. The Catcher in the Rye, which is narrated by a young man, who makes it clear that he is undergoing treatment in a mental hospital. The events take place between the end of the fall school term and the holidays. ‪John Lennon Dies: Dec. 9, 1980 | Archives | TODAY