Yoko Ono and John Lennon's relationship timeline explored after the launch of All You Need Is Love

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

On April 9, All You Need Is Love: The Beatles in Their Own Words was released worldwide. The book is written by Peter Brown and Steven Gaines, who have both worked with The Beatles and written about them for years.

The book features unreleased interviews with The Beetles and their significant others, including Yoko Ono. This is not the first time Yoko Ono and John's relationship has been in the spotlight.

Their relationship started in an art gallery and took many forms in the 14 years they were together. It continues to be one of the most famous love stories. A look into their relationship timeline shows that Yoko continues to carry on John's legacy and accept awards on his behalf.

"Love can sometimes be hell", Yoko Ono says about her relationship with John Lennon

Yoko Ono and John Lennon's relationship began at a gallery where Yoko presented her artwork at the Indica Valley. The Beatles visited the gallery, and John was intrigued by Yoko's work. John later recalled to Playboy about his first meet and reported,

"That's when we locked eyes, and she got it, and I got it and, as they say in all the interviews we do, the rest is history."

John, at that time, was married to Cynthia Lennon and also had a son with her, but he found a new connection with Yoko, and they fell in love.

November 11, 1968: The first collaboration

Lennon and Ono joined for their first musical collaboration, Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins. While it marked the beginning of their relationship, it led to John's subsequent divorce from Cynthia.

March 20, 1969: The Gibraltar summer dream

Shortly after Ono and Lennon married on March 20, 1969, in Gibraltar. The Beatles split in the subsequent year.

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