1968

Recording: Sexy Sadie

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott The Beatles began recording Sexy Sadie, John Lennon‘s barbed tribute to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, during this 7.30pm-4am session.

Recording: Cry Baby Cry, Helter Skelter

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott The Beatles completed the recording of Cry Baby Cry during this day’s two sessions, and also began work on Helter Skelter.

World première of Yellow Submarine

The world première of The Beatles’ animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, took place on this evening at the London Pavilion on Piccadilly Circus.

Recording: Cry Baby Cry

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Following a six-hour rehearsal session on 15 July 1968, The Beatles began proper recordings of Cry Baby Cry on this day.

Recording: Revolution

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Following a set of rehearsals on the previous evening, The Beatles began proper recording of Revolution, which was to feature on their next single Hey Jude.

Recording: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Revolution

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although The Beatles had recorded a remake of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da during the previous night’s session, they began this day’s work by starting a third version.

Recording: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Following three abortive days of work, The Beatles started afresh by starting a remake of Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da during this session.

Recording: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick This session, which took place from 5pm-1.30am, was an eventful one which saw numerous overdubs added to Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da.

Recording: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick This was the second recording session for Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, and saw vocal overdubs added to the previous day‘s recordings.

Recording: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick One of the more complex recordings for the White Album, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da was begun on this day. It was later subject to two remakes, and wasn’t completed for another six sessions.

Recording: Good Night

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Peter Bown The Beatles continued work on Good Night on this day, following an initial session on 28 June 1968.