“The Ballad of John and Yoko” photo session

April 1969

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Some days after the recording of “The Ballad Of John And Yoko”, The Beatles met up for a photo session to get a photo to use as the single cover for markets outside the UK (In the UK, it was still the norm to use factory sleeves for singles).

Linda McCartney was the principal photographer.

[…] The only time I did an official Beatles photo was when Paul called me up at the last minute from the studio, and said that EMI needed a cover for the sleeve of The Ballad of Beatles and Yoko. I took a color portrait of the group with Yoko. I had really wanted The Beatles on their own, but Yoko just sat there, and being a timid newcomer I simply didn’t have the heart to tell her it was group members only.

Linda McCartney – from “Linda McCartney’s Sixties“, 1992
Photo by Linda McCartney
Photo by Linda McCartney
Photo by Linda McCartney
Photo by Linda McCartney
From The Ballad of John and Yoko photo session – The Daily Beatle (webgrafikk.com) – photography by Mal Evans
Photo by Mal Evans

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Raul Macias 3 years ago

On what date were The Beatles photographed with that talentless home wrecker and talentless pariah Yoko Ono?
Please post!
I just can't believe George Harrison partook in this humiliating photo session!
I can't believe George allowed himself to be photographed with Yoko Ono!
George looks absolutely miserable!

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