John and Yoko were all over the media during this period, partly to promote Two Virgins and their various peace/art projects. But also, I think, John was laying the groundwork for his announcement that he was leaving The Beatles — an announcement that would never come, as he would chicken out after a band meeting later in the month.

In the early hours of this morning, after filming their bit for The Rolling Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus, they had made a live appearance on a BBC radio show called “Night Ride.” The host was John Peel (R.I.P.), later of Peel Sessions fame, philosopher-king of British radio. Here’s a clip; you might want to fast-forward past the first five minutes, which are mostly occupied by an excerpt from Two Virgins. In fact you might want to fast-forward past the whole thing; there’s not a lot of content there, but just in case you’re curious:

Afterward they returned to the studio in Wembley in time to catch the finale of the Circus. Later that same day — presumably after getting some sleep, though who knows — they headed to John’s dentist’s office in Knightsbridge (where the rich girl in the Stones’ “Play with Fire” no longer gets her kicks). They were accompanied there by a Dutch television crew, who interviewed Yoko alone while John was getting his teeth worked on, then the two of them together. Continue reading »