October 1968

Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman holiday in New York

With the White Album finally complete, The Beatles went their separate ways for much of late October and November 1968. On this day Paul McCartney travelled to New York, where he had a 10-day holiday with Linda Eastman.

John and Yoko appear in court on drugs charges

Following their arrest for possession of drugs the previous day, John Lennon and Yoko Ono appeared at Marylebone Magistrates’ Court, London, for a hearing of the charges against them.

Tape copying: Yer Blues, Don’t Pass Me By

Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Tape operator: John Smith Final mono and stereo mixes for the White Album had been completed on the previous day, but this extra session was needed before the album was ready.