On This Day In 1970 John & Yoko Pull The Best April Fool's Gag

As an April Fool’s joke, John Lennon and Yoko Ono issued a statement to the press that they were having dual sex change operations. The press release stated that the couple had entered a London Clinic in order to have his ‘n’ hers sex-change operations. They knew that at this stage of the game some people would believe they were capable of doing anything.

Both John and Yoko Ono had their hair cropped, pronounced 1970 as “Year One for Peace,” and released the “Instant Karma! (We All Shine On)” single, which had been written, recorded, and mixed by John in just one day. “I wrote it for breakfast, recorded it for lunch, and we’re putting it out for dinner,” he told a reporter at the time.

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