Live: Yoko Ono and Ornette Coleman, Royal Albert Hall, London

During The Beatles' stay in India with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Yoko Ono kept in contact by letter with John Lennon.

On this leap day, 29 February, she appeared onstage at London's Royal Albert Hall with jazz musician Ornette Coleman. The performance and their afternoon rehearsal were both recorded. Read more »

Recording, mixing: The Inner Light, Across The Universe

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Ken Scott

There were two scheduled recording sessions on this day. The first took place from 2.30-9pm and saw the completion of The Inner Light and further work on Across The Universe, while the second was a mixing session from 10pm to 12.15am. Read more »

Recording, mixing: The Inner Light, Lady Madonna

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Ringo Starr was not present at Abbey Road on this day, as he was rehearsing and filming an appearance on Cilla Black's television show Cilla, broadcast between 8 and 9pm. Read more »