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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.

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.

Ringo Starr flies from New York to the Bahamas

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.

Allen Klein meets The Beatles

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.

The Beatles meet at Ringo Starr’s house

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.

Ringo Starr quits The Beatles

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.

World première of Yellow Submarine

The world première of The Beatles’ animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, took place on this evening at the London Pavilion on Piccadilly Circus.