Studio two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Phil McDonald Although there were two further recording sessions for the Let It Be album involving just one member of The Beatles, this was their last time recording as a group – albeit without John Lennon.
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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.
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.
John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr watched Bob Dylan and The Band perform at the Isle of Wight Festival on this evening.
The day before they watched Bob Dylan perform at the Isle of Wight Festival, John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr and Maureen Starkey travelled to the island.
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.
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.
On 16 May 1969, Ringo Starr, his wife Maureen and various members of the cast and crew of the film The Magic Christian set sail for New York on board the Queen Elizabeth 2 luxury liner. On this day they docked in New York.
Ringo Starr and his wife Maureen Starkey were among travellers on board the recently-launched ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2, heading to New York from Southampton.
A party to celebrate the completion of principal photography for The Magic Christian was held on this evening.
The Beatles, Allen Klein and John Eastman held a meeting at the Apple HQ, 3 Savile Row, London, in which Klein was formally appointed The Beatles’ business manager.
On Saturday 1 February 1969, at Apple’s headquarters at 3 Savile Row, London, a meeting was held in which Allen Klein outlined his assessment of The Beatles’ finances.
One of the most contentious figures in The Beatles’ story, Allen Klein became their manager during their final months as a group, at the behest of John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Prior to the first Let It Be session to be filmed at Apple Studios, Ringo Starr gave an interview to the BBC’s David Wigg for the radio show Scene And Heard.
In an attempt to sort out the problems within The Beatles following George Harrison‘s sudden departure two days earlier, all four met at Brookfield House, Ringo Starr‘s Tudor mansion in Elstead, Surrey.
In the morning of 18 October 1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono were arrested by the Drugs Squad.
On this day The Beatles filmed promotional films for Hey Jude and Revolution at Twickenham Film Studios.
Having walked out of The Beatles on 22 August 1968, Ringo Starr rejoined the group on this day.
Tensions had been building within The Beatles for some time during the recording of the White Album. On this day matters came to a head, and Ringo Starr left the group.
The world première of The Beatles’ animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, took place on this evening at the London Pavilion on Piccadilly Circus.