May 1968

Recording: Revolution 1

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The second session for the White Album saw work continue on Revolution 1, which at this time was known simply as Revolution.

Recording: Revolution 1

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles began recording their double album, simply titled The Beatles but more commonly known as the White Album, on this day. The session lasted a little over 12 hours, beginning at 2.30pm and ending at 2.40am the following morning, and saw the… Read more »

Demo recordings for the White Album

The precise date is unknown, but towards the end of May 1968 The Beatles met at Kinfauns, George Harrison‘s bungalow in Esher, Surrey. There they recorded demo versions of a number of songs written in India, 19 of which later appeared on the White Album.

Television: Omnibus – All My Loving

In the spring of 1968 an edition of the BBC television series Omnibus was made about the British rock scene. On this day The Beatles appeared in a short sequence for the programme.

Apple Tailoring opens in London

The full name of Apple’s second boutique store was Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical). It was situated at 161 King’s Road, and was run by 25-year-old Australian designer John Crittle.

John and Yoko attend press launch of Apple Tailoring

Three days after their relationship began, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared in public for the first time, for the lunchtime launch party and press conference for Apple Tailoring (Civil and Theatrical), the second boutique from Apple Corps.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono record Two Virgins

The beginning of John Lennon‘s relationship with Yoko Ono was of huge significance, not just to the couple, but also to their families, The Beatles, and those who lived and worked alongside them.

Lennon and McCartney promote Apple in New York

In order to launch and promote Apple Corps in the United States, John Lennon and Paul McCartney flew to New York for a four-day trip. It was the first time they had both visited the country together since their final concert in August 1966.

Mary Hopkin appears on Opportunity Knocks

The singer Mary Hopkin’s appearance on television talent show Opportunity Knocks was broadcast on this day. Her performance led to a contract with The Beatles’ Apple Records, and the multi-million selling debut single Those Were The Days.