12th March
It was on this day...
1969 Beatle George Harrison's House In Drugs Raid

The police, led by a Sergeant Pilcher (who was apparently jailed in 1972 for planting drugs), ransacked Harrison's house looking for drugs.

Reportedly Harrison, told police:

"You needn't have turned the whole bloody place upside down. All you had to do was ask me and I would have shown you where I keep everything."

Harrison and his wife were able to convince the court that the hash was for their own personal use and were fined £250.

It was also on this day...
1969 Paul McCartney Married Linda Eastman

George Harrison was unable to attend the event (see above) which was watched by hundreds of well wishers outside Marylebone Register Office. McCartney, 26, was the last bachelor Beatle, and the young fans were upset.

The couple had met two years earlier when Eastman, 27, photographed the Beatles in America.

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