In the United Kingdom, The Beatles had never previously issued songs after they had been made available on an album. All singles were either standalone releases, or came out on the same day as the parent album.
Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Ringo Starr began recording his first studio album, Sentimental Journey, on this day. He recorded Night And Day in two sessions, with George Martin producing.
The ‘Paul is Dead’ myth first surfaced in print in the 17 September 1969 edition of the Times-Delphic, the newspaper of the Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. It quickly snowballed, and was heavily featured on the Detroit radio station MKNR. Towards the middle of October it had broken across the Atlantic.
The BBC’s David Wigg interviewed each of The Beatles in 1969 for the radio series Scene And Heard, and on 21 October at the Apple Corps building it was John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s turn.
Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Geoff Emerick A second mixing session for the debut Plastic Ono Band album Live Peace In Toronto 1969 took place on this day, following an earlier one on 25 September 1969.
The third long player of experimental recordings by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Wedding Album, was released by Apple in the US on this day.
On John Lennon‘s 29th birthday, a pregnant Yoko Ono was rushed to King’s College Hospital, London, for an emergency blood transfusion.
For the second time in 1969, George Harrison gave an interview to the BBC’s David Wigg for the Scene And Heard show.
The first songs to be issued as a single from the Abbey Road were the double a-side Something/Come Together.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producers: John Lennon, Yoko Ono Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although he had created stereo mixes of Cold Turkey on 29 September, John Lennon added finishing touches and created further mixes on this day.
Studio A, Lansdowne Studios, Lansdowne Road, London Producers: John Lennon, Yoko Ono Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow), the b-side for Cold Turkey, the Plastic Ono Band’s second single, was recorded on this day.
Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Jeff Jarratt The Beatles had agreed to allow Across The Universe to be included on the World Wildlife Fund’s album No One’s Gonna Change My World. To this end, the song was given two stereo mixes on this day.
Five days after its UK release, The Beatles’ last-recorded LP, Abbey Road, was issued in the United States on this day. The catalog number was Apple SO 383.