Paul and Linda McCartney at the UK premiere of “Midnight Cowboy”

Thursday, September 25, 1969
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London Pavilion, London, UK

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On this day, Paul and Linda McCartney attended the UK premiere of the film “Midnight Cowboy“. They were filmed by the BBC arriving in the London Pavilion. This would be their last public appearance for several months.

On the same day, ATV increased its shareholding of Northern Songs to 54%, effectively controlling the company: Paul McCartney and John Lennon lost control of their Beatles songs.

From Photo of Paul McCARTNEY and BEATLES and Linda McCARTNEY; Paul and… Photo d’actualité – Getty Images – UNITED KINGDOM – SEPTEMBER 25: Photo of Paul McCARTNEY and BEATLES and Linda McCARTNEY; Paul and Linda McCartney at the opening of ‘Midnight Cowboy (Photo by Andrew Maclear/Redferns)
From 25th September 1969, London, Beatle Paul McCartney with his wife… Photo d’actualité – Getty Images – Music, Personalities, pic: 25th September 1969, London, Beatle Paul McCartney with his wife Linda casually dressed for the film premiere of “Midnight Cowboy” Eastman, as they enter the London Pavilion (Photo by Bentley Archive/Popperfoto via Getty Images/Getty Images)
From Meet the Beatles for Real: Midnight Cowboy

From Wikipedia:

Midnight Cowboy is a 1969 American buddy drama film, based on the 1965 novel of the same name by James Leo Herlihy. The film was written by Waldo Salt, directed by John Schlesinger, and stars Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight, with notable smaller roles being filled by Sylvia Miles, John McGiver, Brenda Vaccaro, Bob Balaban, Jennifer Salt, and Barnard Hughes. Set in New York City, Midnight Cowboy depicts the unlikely friendship between two hustlers: naïve sex worker Joe Buck (Voight), and ailing con man Enrico “Ratso” Rizzo (Hoffman).

At the 42nd Academy Awards, the film won three awards: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Midnight Cowboy is the only X-rated film ever to win Best Picture. It has since been placed 36th on the American Film Institute’s list of the 100 greatest American films of all time, and 43rd on its 2007 updated version.

In 1994, Midnight Cowboy was deemed “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant” by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

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