Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott This session, which lasted from 7pm to 4.45am, was most notable for being the day that Ringo Starr quit The Beatles. This took place during rehearsals for the White Album song Back In The USSR.
Thursday 22 August 1968
Tensions had been building within The Beatles for some time during the recording of the White Album. On this day matters came to a head, and Ringo Starr left the group.
On this day John Lennon‘s estranged wife Cynthia countersued for divorce, citing his adultery with Yoko Ono.