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UK album release: Electronic Sound by George Harrison

The Beatles’ experimental label Zapple Records was launched on this day, with the UK release of two albums: George Harrison‘s Electronic Sound and John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s Unfinished Music No 2: Life With The Lions.

US single release: Get Back

Nearly a month after its release in the United Kingdom, The Beatles’ first single of 1969 was issued in the United States.

UK single release: Get Back

The Beatles’ 19th British single, and their first for 1969, was Get Back, with Don’t Let Me Down on the b-side.

US album release: Yellow Submarine

The soundtrack LP for The Beatles’ animated film Yellow Submarine was released in the United States on this day, with six songs by the group and seven orchestral pieces by George Martin.

UK single release: Hey Jude

The Beatles second – and final – UK single of 1968 was an all-time classic. Hey Jude, with Revolution on the b-side, was also the group’s first on their Apple label.

US single release: Hey Jude

One of The Beatles’ most successful singles, Hey Jude/Revolution was issued in the US on this day. It was also the group’s first on their Apple label, and had the catalog number Apple 2276.

UK single release: Lady Madonna

Recorded before their trip to India, but released in their absence to sustain public interest in the group, The Beatles’ 17th Parlophone single was released in the UK on this day.

UK EP release: Magical Mystery Tour

More than two weeks before its accompanying film received its premiere on BBC television, The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour EP was released.

US single release: Hello, Goodbye

The Beatles’ last US single of 1967 appeared three days after it was issued in the United Kingdom. It was also included on the full-length Magical Mystery Tour album, which was released on the same day in America.

US album release: Magical Mystery Tour

In the UK The Beatles chose to issue the six songs from the Magical Mystery Tour film as a double gatefold EP with a 28-page booklet. EPs, however, were far less popular in America, and Capitol chose to turn it into a full LP, with added tracks from singles released in 1967.

UK single release: Hello, Goodbye

The Beatles’ third and final single of 1967 was issued in the UK on this day: Hello, Goodbye, with I Am The Walrus as its b-side.