1968

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.

Apple Corps advertises for new talent

Apple Music, the company set up by The Beatles to handle the musical side of their business interests, released an advertisement on this day requesting tapes from aspiring musicians.

Paul McCartney leaves Rishikesh

Paul McCartney, Jane Asher and Neil Aspinall left Rishikesh on this day for England, having spent more than a month studying meditation with

UK single release: Lady Madonna

Recorded before their trip to India, but released in their absence to sustain public interest in the group, The Beatles’ 17th Parlophone single was released in the UK on this day.

Ringo Starr arrives back in England

Following the long drive from Rishikesh to Delhi, and the 20-hour flight from there to London Airport, Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen arrived back in London.

Ringo Starr leaves India

Less than two weeks after their arrival, Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen left Rishikesh to return to England.

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr fly to India

Paul McCartney, his partner Jane Asher, plus Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen, flew from London Airport on this day. They were bound for Delhi, India, where John Lennon and George Harrison had arrived three days earlier.