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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 25, 1970

January 25, 1966

People in US were listening to We Can Work It Out by The Beatles. In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 24, 1970

Beatles fans around the world hear the news that John and Yoko have cut off their long hair to mark the start of "Year One for Peace."

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 23, 1970

January 23, 1966

In UK Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out by The Beatles was in the top 5 hits

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 22, 1970

January 22, 1963

BBC Paris Studio in London. The Beatles appeared live on one BBC radio program and recorded sessions for two others. Then off to the Paris Studio on Regent Street to accompany the broadcast of their new single, "Please Please Me'. The Beatles chatted live on air. Other guests were Joan Regan, Jon Pertwee (the future Dr. Who) and Shane Fenton (future Alvin Stardust).

Next, the Beatles rehearsed at the Playhouse Theatre near Charing Cross for their first appearance on the pop radio program, "Saturday Club". The Beatles recorded five songs, "Some Other Guy", Love Me Do", Please Please Me", Keep Your Hands Off My Baby", and "Beautiful Dreamer". This program was broadcast on January 26th, on the 2nd half hour of the two-hour show.

The last session took place at the Paris Studio in London, where before an audience, The Beatles recorded another contribution to the Light Program Show "The Talent Spot", for broadcast on January 29th. Among the other guests on the show was a young guitarist Rog Whittaker, destined to become Roger Whittaker.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 21, 1970

Daily Express' publishes that John cut his hair to be able to travel without being recognized.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 20, 1970

John and Yoko stayed in Aalborg in Denmark over the new year and most of January 1970, to be with Ono’s daughter Kyoko. She was living there with Tony Cox, Ono’s second husband, and his new wife Melinde.

John made the decision to have his hair cropped shorter than at any other time in his adult life. The precise reasons are unclear, although he and Ono were in the midst of a lengthy peace campaign and were keen to remain in the public eye.

Lennon and Ono both had their hair cut on this day. It was later described by the Daily Mirror as “the most sensational scalpings since the Red Indians went out of business”. The couple kept their shorn locks in a bag for future use.

On 4 February 1970 Lennon and Ono swapped the hair for a pair of Muhammad Ali’s bloodstained boxing shorts, which they said they intended to auction to raise money for peace.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 19, 1970

"Bag One" lithograph sales skyrocket following the police raid in which a number of John Lennon's lithographs were confiscated by Scotland Yard for being potentially pornographic. Three hundred sets of the lithographs are available for sale, at a cost of £550 ($770) per set.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 18, 1970
The #1 song on the UK Singles Chart on January 18, 1966
The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 17, 1970

January 17, 1963

Every ticket for the Majestic dance was sold in advance, much to the disappointment of an extra 500 fans outside the venue. The Cavern Club, Liverpool at lunchtime and the Majestic Ballroom, in Birkenhead in the evening.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 16, 1970

Detectives from Scotland Yard converge upon the London Arts Gallery, raiding the John Lennon "Bag One" lithograph exhibit. They confiscate eight of the lithographs, those which have been deemed to be erotic and indecent. The warrant was issued under the Obscene Publications Act.