Self-Portrait and Mr & Mrs Lennon’s Honeymoon by John Lennon and Yoko Ono are premièred in London

The New Cinema Club at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London hosted the premières of two films by John Lennon and Yoko Ono on this day. Read more »

George and Pattie Harrison travel to the Isle of Wight to see Bob Dylan

George Harrison and Mal Evans had travelled to Portsmouth on 26 August 1969 to meet Bob Dylan. The American singer was due to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival on 31 August, his first public performance in three years. Read more »

Mixing, editing: The End, You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard

Room 4, Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

The penultimate studio session for the Abbey Road album was devoted to crossfades and edits in the long medley. Read more »

Mixing, editing: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

Having begun work on it six months previously, The Beatles finally finished John Lennon's I Want You (She's So Heavy) on this day. It was also the final occasion on which all four members of the group were inside the Abbey Road studios together. Read more »

Recording, mixing: The End, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, Something, Here Comes The Sun

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

George Harrison's two Abbey Road songs were completed on this day, and mixing and crossfading took place on three others. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

Stereo mixing of three Abbey Road songs took place during this 2.30-10.30pm session, which also saw a final overdub for The End. Read more »