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The Beatles’ final press release

In answer to speculation resulting from Paul McCartney‘s questionnaire in which he effectively announced that The Beatles were no more, Apple issued a final press statement about the group.

Paul McCartney announces The Beatles’ split

With his debut solo album McCartney due for release on 17 April 1970, Paul McCartney chose not to do any promotional interviews. Instead, he asked Apple’s Peter Brown to write a list of questions to which he supplied the answers. They included his ruminations on the Beatles and the end of his partnership with John… Read more »

Recording: Across The Universe, The Long And Winding Road, I Me Mine

Studio One, Studio Three control room, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Phil Spector Engineer: Peter Bown Of all Phil Spector’s decisions for The Beatles’ Let It Be, none would become as contentious as this, the orchestral and choral overdubs to Across The Universe, The Long And Winding Road and I Me Mine.

Recording: I Me Mine

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Phil McDonald Although The Beatles’ last recording session as a quartet had taken place on 20 August 1969, there were several other sessions involving one or more members up until April 1970.

John Lennon reveals he is leaving The Beatles

Although the previous week John Lennon had decided to leave The Beatles, Allen Klein persuaded him to keep quiet in public. Nonetheless, on 20 September 1969 Lennon chose to tell the rest of the group.

Mary McCartney is born

Paul and Linda McCartney‘s first daughter Mary Anna McCartney was born on this day.

The Beatles’ final photo session

The Beatles united for a final photographic session on this day. It was also the last occasion in which all four members were together for band duties; thereafter their only meetings were business-related.

The Abbey Road cover photography session

All four Beatles gathered at EMI Studios on the morning of Friday 8 August 1969 for one of the most famous photo shoots of their career. Photographer Iain Macmillan took the famous image that adorned their last-recorded album, Abbey Road.

Paul McCartney produces The Iveys’ Come And Get It

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Paul McCartney Paul McCartney had recorded a demo version of his song Come And Get It on 24 July 1969. On this day he produced a session in which the Apple group The Iveys recorded the song for release as a single.

Paul McCartney performs on Steve Miller’s My Dark Hour

Olympic Sound Studios, London Producers: Glyn Johns, Steve Miller The Beatles’ earlier mixing session at Olympic had ended in acrimony when John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr had attempted to persuade Paul McCartney to sign a contract to officially appoint Klein as Apple’s financial manager. The other three Beatles had signed the contract on… Read more »

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.