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 group work on Revolution 1. Read more »

Lennon and McCartney give interviews in New York

John Lennon and Paul McCartney held a press conference at what was then the Americana Hotel at 155 West 47th Street, New York City, to promote Apple Corps in the United States. Read more »

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. Read more »