Beatle News  # 3

JL-YO

JL-YO

  • 1969 – My Favourite Beatle, John Lennon marries Japanese born Yoko Ono, avant-garde artist and peace activist, who also happens to carry Japanese royal blood in her veins, being a direct descendant of the Emperor of Japan, from her fathers side. Initially, John and Yoko were planning to get married in Paris, France; yet they weren’t allowed, as they hadn’t lived in France long enough. Then on the 20th March, 1969, they attempted to get married on the cross channel Ferry, whence that too failed, they flew all the way to Gibraltar, a British overseas territory, where they were married and within the hour they had flown back to Paris for their honeymoon. 

The marriage of John and Yoko, would eventually lead to the break up of The Beatles, at least it is considered the root cause for the bands break-up till date. Yet John Lennon would not only end up in very successful solo career (his post-Beatles number, Imagine, happens to be my all time favourite song), but he would end up being one of greatest Peace activist of the 1970’s. If not for his untimely death, when he was shot dead by a deranged fan in 1980, he would have been known as a modern day saint by now. 

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Newly-Weds, posing in front of the Rock of Gibraltar (with their marriage certificate), where they got married, just before flying back to Paris.

Newly-Weds, posing in front of the Rock of Gibraltar (with their marriage certificate), where they got married, just before flying back to Paris. (20th March 1969)

 

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