It was 55 years ago today (November 9th, 1966) that John Lennon and Yoko Ono first met. Yoko was preparing a conceptual art show at a London's Indica Gallery, which was owned by Lennon's friend John Dunbar. Lennon was invited to peruse the exhibition the night before the show opened, which led to the future couple being introduced. Lennon recalled the meeting to Rolling Stone in 1970, saying, “I got the humor in her work immediately. I didn't have to have much knowledge about avant garde or underground art, but the humor got me straight away. . . There was a fresh apple on a stand and it was 200 (British pounds) to watch it decompose.”
Lennon eventually went on to sponsor several of Yoko's exhibitions, prior to the pair becoming lovers in the spring of 1968. Lennon and Yoko were married on March 20th, 1969.
John Lennon recalled meeting Yoko in 1966: “I'm looking for action, y'know? I see this thing, 'Hammer A Nail In' — it's a board with a chain and a hammer hanging on it and a bunch of nails at the bottom. I said, 'Well, can I hammer a nail in?' (Yoko laughs) She says, 'No.' But she came over and says, 'You can hammer one in for five schillings. I said, 'Are you. . . I'll give you an imaginary five schillings and hammer an imaginary nail in, alright?' And that's when we fell — (sings) da da da da.”