John & Yoko Avant-Garde Timeline, According to "Strawberry Fields Forever" by Vic Garbarini, Brian Cullman, and Barbara Graustark
Given my negative review of this book, the obvious question is why bother with a timeline based on the book? Especially when I know there are factual errors (like the day John and Paul met). The answer is simply to be thorough. I've done previous such reviews and timelines for other Lennon biographies, and eventually I want to compile all the separate timeline into a single, exhaustive chronology. When I do that, I will compare and contrast various authors' accounts. Any factual errors will be weeded out then. But for right now, my goal is just to be thorough in my research and document all of my sources. Moreover, mistakes are often the best way to learn. If I find errors in this timeline, I will be more likely to remember the right date by correcting these errors.
1966.11.? John and Yoko meet (p. 155)
1968.06.15 John and Yoko plant acorns for peace (p. 67, 159)
1968.06.18 In His Own Write premiered (p. 159)
1968.07.01 Opening of John's art exhibit (p. 159)
1968.10.18 Drug bust (p. 69, 161)
1968.11.08 John and Yoko run an ad about the "Peace Ship" (p. 161)
1968.11.09 Two Virgins album released (p. 161)
1968.11.21 Yoko's first miscarriage (p. 161)
1968.12.18 John and Yoko perform "Bagism" at Royal Albert Hall (p. 161)
1968.12 Rock 'n' Roll Circus filmed (p. 162)
1968.12.end production of film Rape (p.161)
1969.03.07 John and Yoko perform "Cambridge 1969" (p. 162)
1969.03.20 John and Yoko marry in Gibraltar (p. 73, 78, 162)
1969.03.26 John and Yoko's "Bed-In for Peace" (p. 73, 163)
1969.04.01 John and Yoko perform "Bagism" following the premiere of their film Rape in Austria. John also announced sending two acorns to the leaders of each country for peace (p. 163)
1969.04.26 John changes his middle name from Winston to Ono (p. 163)
1969.05.01 Album Life with the Lions released [in UK?] (p. 163-64)
1969.05.20 "The Ballad of John and Yoko" released [in UK?] (p. 164)
1969.05.26 Album Life with the Lions released in US (p. 164)
1969.06.16 "The Ballad of John and Yoko" released in US (p. 78, 164)
1969.07.end Car crash (p. 164)
1969.07.28 Single "Give Peave a Chance"/"Remember Love" released in UK and US (p.79, 164)
1969.09.? Wedding Album released in UK (p. 164), "An Evening With John and Yoko" held at the New Cinema Club in London with a showing of 4 Lennon/Ono films (p. 165)
1969.09.13 Rock and Roll Revival in Toronto (p. 165)
1969.10.20 Wedding Album released in US (p. 165)
1969.12.? Album Live Peace in Toronto released in UK (p. 166)
1969.12.15 Album Live Peace in Toronto released in US (p. 80, 166)
1970.09.22 John and Yoko appear as guests on the Dick Cavett Show (p. 167)
1970.12.09 Album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band released in UK (p. 81, 167)
1971.05.15 The Filmaker's Fortnight Festival in Cannes, Fance, showed two John and Yoko films: Apotheosis (Balloon) and Fly (p. 168)
1971.06.06 John and Yoko perform with Frank Zappa (p. 168)
1972.01.13 John and Yoko appear as guests on the David Frost Show (p. 168)
1972.02.21-25 John and Yoko co-host the Mike Douglas Show (p. 168)
1972.04.04 John and Yoko appear as guests on the Dick Cavett Show; television special John and Yoko in Syracuse, N.Y. broadcast (p. 169)
Garbarini, Vic and Brian Cullman with Barbara Graustark. Strawberry Fields Forever: John Lennon Remembered. Bantam, New York, NY, 1980.
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