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Paul McCartney sails to Santa Catalina Island, California

On 21 June 1968, Paul McCartney had arrived in Los Angeles with other representatives of Apple Records to promote their label to Capitol Records executives. On this day, however, they had a day off, allowing McCartney to spend time with his new girlfriend Linda Eastman.

Paul McCartney celebrates his 26th birthday at Apple

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.

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.

Brian Epstein dies

Late on the night of Friday 25 August 1967, The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein had returned from his Sussex country retreat. The following day he remained in his bedroom, and by the Sunday morning his housekeepers had become concerned by his non-appearance.

The Beatles meet Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Encouraged by Pattie Harrison, The Beatles and their partners – minus Ringo and Maureen Starkey, whose second child Jason had been born five days previously – attended a lecture by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at the Hilton Hotel on Park Lane, London.

Jason Starkey is born

The third Beatles baby, following the births of Julian Lennon and Zak Starkey, was a second son for Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey.

Paul McCartney meets Linda Eastman

On this evening The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein hosted a dinner party to mark the completion of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Afterwards Paul McCartney went to the Bag O’Nails nightclub to see Georgie Fame performing. At the club McCartney had his first encounter with his future wife, Linda Eastman.

Tara Browne dies

The 21-year-old socialite Tara Browne, a friend to The Beatles and an heir to the Guinness empire, died on this day in a traffic accident. A report detailing the coroner’s verdict into his death inspired John Lennon when writing A Day In The Life.

John Lennon meets Yoko Ono

On the day before her exhibition Unfinished Paintings And Objects was to open, Japanese artist Yoko Ono was introduced to John Lennon for the first time.