With George Harrison and Ringo Starr flying back from America, and John Lennon preparing for the première of the In His Own Write stage play, Paul McCartney spent his 26th birthday without the other Beatles at the Apple offices in London.
Paul McCartney and Mary Hopkin both made appearances on a TV show made in the UK for US audiences on this day.
In their first public event, John Lennon and Yoko Ono planted acorns for peace at St Michael’s Cathedral, Coventry.
Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick George Harrison and Ringo Starr were both in America on this day, but John Lennon and Paul McCartney made the most of the studio block-booking throughout June to continue work on the White Album.
At EMI Studios on this day, Paul McCartney was filmed with Apple Records’ new signing Mary Hopkin, as part of a promotional film for the label.
This was the second day in which George Harrison filmed a scene for Ravi Shankar’s feature film Raga.
Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick John Lennon spent this session, which took place from 2.30-5.45pm, assembling sound effects for Revolution 9.
George Harrison, accompanied by his wife Pattie, plus Ringo Starr, Maureen Starkey and Mal Evans, had travelled to California on 7 June 1968. The purpose of the visit was the filming of scenes for Ravi Shankar’s feature film Raga.
The day after they arrived in California, George Harrison and Ringo Starr visited folk singer Joan Baez at her home in Carmel, California.
Paul McCartney was the best man at his brother Michael’s wedding on this day.
George and Pattie Harrison, Ringo Starr, Maureen Starkey and Mal Evans all flew to California on this day.
During the session for Don’t Pass Me By, The Beatles were interviewed in the studio by the presenter of BBC radio’s weekly The Kenny Everett Show.
While Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were elsewhere in the studio working on the White Album, John Lennon gave an interview to the BBC about the stage adaptation of his book In His Own Write.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Work continued on Ringo Starr‘s song Don’t Pass Me By during this session, which also saw John Lennon assemble a series of audio effects tapes.
Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The second song to be recorded for the White Album was Ringo Starr‘s first published composition, Don’t Pass Me By.
Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The third session for Revolution 1 featured vocal overdubs and the creation of tape loops, marking the beginning of the sound collage Revolution 9.
Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The second session for the White Album saw work continue on Revolution 1, which at this time was known simply as Revolution.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles began recording their double album, simply titled The Beatles but more commonly known as the White Album, on this day. The session lasted a little over 12 hours, beginning at 2.30pm and ending at 2.40am the following morning, and saw the… Read more »
The precise date is unknown, but towards the end of May 1968 The Beatles met at Kinfauns, George Harrison‘s bungalow in Esher, Surrey. There they recorded demo versions of a number of songs written in India, 19 of which later appeared on the White Album.
In the spring of 1968 an edition of the BBC television series Omnibus was made about the British rock scene. On this day The Beatles appeared in a short sequence for the programme.