Go-Set magazine, which Molly Meldrum wrote a weekly column for around the late-60s/early-70s.
In regards to the breakup of the Beatles, the official story goes like this: John Lennon announces to the other Beatles at a business meeting in September 1969 that he no longer wishes to continue to be a Beatle, but it is then agreed by all parties not to publicly announce the breakup of the band, for various reasons. This policy is adopted by all four Beatles for several months until April 10 1970, when Paul MacCartney goes public with a press statement that breaks the story worldwide : "BEATLES SPLIT".
Hang on though. Here's Ian "Molly" Meldrum, Australian rock guru, talking about how John Lennon broke the news to HIM in an interview conducted around Christmas 1969, well over three months before Paul's announcement.
What's the story? Why didn't his story break worldwide after Go-Set supposedly published it?
To hear the interview clip (from ABC Radio program "AM", April 1980), click on the 'orrible looking lug-hole on the right.
And further to that, here is Molly being interviewed again, this time for the Australian Women's Weekly TV supplement "TV World" of January 14 1981.
"Lennon came in with Yoko in '69 and asked if I wanted an interview for the Australian paper I worked for - Go-Set. I said 'Okey dokey', taped it, and it was on that tape that Lennon announced 'the marriage is over. I'm out on my own.' He broke the Beatles' break-up through Go-Set. The story later went world-wide on radio, in Rolling Stone, everywhere."
Did it? Any typical Beatles biography pinpoints the break-up story as occurring later that year, in April, when Paul issued his press release along with his first solo album. Fleet Street headlines, etc etc. Not Go-Set. Not Rolling Stone.
If anything, this second Meldrum interview only deepens the mystery.