Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hairy Flower Power

On December 11th, 1969, John and Yoko used the Royal Premiere of The Magic Christian to drum up some publicity for their latest cause, the 1962 hanging of James Hanratty.

The poster they displayed for the cameras outside the Odeon Cinema (above) hung on the wall of their Apple office the following day as they sat for several interviews. One of them, conducted by Harry Flower for LM Radio in South Africa, touched on the Hanratty case, the upcoming Get Back LP, and South Africa's ban on Beatles music stemming from John's 1966 Jesus comments.


  1. Hi. The James Hanratty hyperlink goes to his Wikipedia page. Is there an audio clip that goes with this?

  2. Nope, that's just for further reading on the Hanratty case.

  3. Gotcha. In any event, thanks for all the great sets you continue to share with us!