The Apple Boutique closes down

The Beatles decided the previous day to close down their Apple Boutique in Baker Street, and announced that they would give away the stock. Members of the public queued throughout the night for a chance of getting a free item. Read more »

Recording: While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Ken Scott

Although George Harrison had written a number of songs prior to and during The Beatles' 1968 trip to India, he was yet to record any for the White Album. That changed during this session, when he recorded the first version of While My Guitar Gently Weeps. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey, Good Night

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Ken Scott

This session, which took place from 7pm-2.30am, saw the completion of Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey, and mono mixes of the song and Good Night. Read more »