. Dec 02 Oct 18 `Hey Jude' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart). Nov 21 Sep 23 Broadcast of a fragment of `Yellow Submarine' on the Ed Sullivan Show.

John Lennon and Paul McCartney interview for NBC program `The Tonight Show'. Tape copying: `Hey Jude' (of remix mono 1). Recording: `Not Guilty' (takes 1-46). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.

Jan 17 Ringo, Paul, Maureen and Jane go to India. [19 February?] Tony Palmer produces the TV programme `All My Loving' for the BBC, with interviews and performances of the Beatles. Mary Hopkin appears on the TV program `Opportunity Knocks', is discovered by Twiggy, who immediately [or the next day?] calls Paul.

Dec 21 US single release: `Step Inside Love', of Cilla Black. Recording: `The Inner Light' (overdub onto take 6).

Mono mixing: `The Inner Light' (remixes 2-4, from take 6). Recording: `Across The Universe' (overdub onto take 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Mono mixing: `Across The Universe' (remixes 1, 2, from take 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Recording of backing vocals for `The Inner Light'. It is decided to keep `Across The Universe' for a World Wildlife Found album, and give `The Inner Light' the B-side of the next single.

Recording: `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (takes 1-7, overdub onto take 3, overdub onto take 7). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Dec 07 John and Yoko appear on the `National Sculpture Exhibition', at the Coventry Cathedral.

Peace acorns are planted outside Coventry Cathedral. Harry Moss cuts the mono version of `Yellow Submarine', at Abbey Road. Mar 01 Twiggy calls Paul, telling him about Mary Hopkin.

[4 May?] Nov 16 Jan 22 Aug 20 Studio 2. Recording: `Untitled' (working title of `Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey') (takes 1-6, tape reduction take 6 into takes 7, 8, overdub onto take 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Mar 08 `Hey Jude' number 1, 3rd week, 7th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Housewarming party thrown by Harold Pinter, 7 Hanover Terrace, London, with all Beatles in attendance.

Stereo mixing: `Hey Bulldog' (remixes 1-6, from take 58); `All Together Now' (remix 1, from take 9); `All You Need Is Love' (remixes 1-6, from take 58); `Only A Northern Song' (remix 1, from remix mono 6). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Graham Kirkby. Remixes for `Yellow Submarine'.

End of sessions for `Yellow Submarine'. Recording: `While My Guitar Gently Weeps' [re-make] (takes 1-14, tape reduction take 14 into take 15).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. A piece of the `Yellow Submarine' film is screened in advance on BBC-TV's `Release'.

Recording: `Revolution 9' (sound effects, takes 1, 2, compilation of master version, with overdub). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Master version compilation for `Revolution 9'.

Jul 18 `Hey Jude', 17th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Paul McCartney gaves an exclusive interview to Radio Luxembourg in which he discussing his opinions of select tracks from the new LP. Aug 14 Apple purchases the freehold of 3 Savile Row for 500000 pounds, from band-leader Jack Hylton.

Jul 26 Sep 20 UK LP release: `Unfinished Music Number 1 May 31 Abbey Road, Rooms 41, 42, Studios 1, 2, 3. Mono mixing: Crossfades and edits for `The Beatles'; `Why Don't We Do It In The Road' (remix 1, from take 6). Stereo mixing: Crossfades and edits for `The Beatles'; `Why Don't We Do It In The Road' (remix 1, from take 6).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.

Tape copying: `It's All Too Much' (of take 2, called take 196). Mono mixing: `It's All Too Much' (remix 1, from take 196). Stereo mixing: `It's All Too Much' (remix 1, from take 196).

Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Dave Harries. Copy of `It's All Too Much' for `Yellow Submarine'. Copy of take 2 called 196, the highest Beatle take number. Recording: `Sexy Sadie' [re-make] (takes 25-47); `Untitled' (one unnumbered take of sound effects). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

BBC-TV's `Top Of The Pops' transmits a clip of `Lady Madonna'. Fans occupy the Cavern, protesting against its closing

.

`Hey Jude' number 1, 1st week, 5th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Chelsea Register Office, London. Neil Aspinall marries Suzy Ornstein.

Paul, Ringo and Maureen attend.

Surprise party at a restaurant in King's Road, London, for the couple. Paul, Ringo and Maureen attend.

Stereo mixing: `Happiness Is A Warm Gun' (remixes 1-4, from take 65); `I'm So Tired' (remixes 1-5, from take 14); `Cry Baby Cry' (remixes 1-3, from take 12). Mono mixing: `I'm So Tired' (remixes 1-3, from take 14); `Cry Baby Cry' (remix 1, from take 12). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.

US Gold certification: `The Beatles'. Jul 05 Feb 08 US single release: `Lady Madonna'/`The Inner Light'.

Recording: `Hey Jude' (takes 7-23, tape reduction take 23 into takes 24, 25). Stereo mixing: `Hey Jude' (remix 1, from take 25). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. During the session, a documental for the British National Music Council is filmed. Feb 03 1st Apple new artist release: Mary Hopkin, with `Those Were The Days'. Recording: `Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey' (overdub onto take 8, tape reduction take 8 into takes 9, 10, overdub onto take 10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Nov 08 `Wonderwall' premiere in Cannes. George, Ringo, Pattie and Maureen attend.

Opening party of the Vesubio Club. Paul attends and plays an advance pressing of `Hey Jude'/`Revolution'. `Hey Jude', 3rd week in the Top 30 (Billboard)

. Recording: `Cry Baby Cry' (takes 1-10, tape reduction take 10 into takes 11, 12). Recording: `Cry Baby Cry' (overdub onto take 12).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Last day of Geoff Emerick's work as Beatles engineer. He will not be back until the `Abbey Road' sessions. Recording: `I Will' (takes 1-67). Tape copying: `I Will' (of take 65 into take 68).

Recording: `Glass Onion' (overdub onto take 33). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady. Between takes of `I Will', recording of various ad-libs by Paul, among them `Can you take me back. `Step Inside Love', `Los Paranoias'.

For `Glass Onion', recording of notes from a recorder, for parody to `The Fool On The Hill'. Harry Moss cuts the stereo version of `The Beatles' at Abbey Road. Sep 18 Sep 03 Cynthia announces she has filed for divorce from John on the grounds of adultery.

Jul 30 Aug 22 Studio 2 (control room only). Mono mixing: `Happiness Is A Warm Gun' (remixes 3-12, from take 65); `What's The New Mary Jane' (remixes 1, 2, from take 4); `Glass Onion' (remixes 1, 2, from take 33); `I Will' (remixes 1, 2, from take 68). Recording: `Glass Onion' (one unnumbered take of sound effects).

Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady. Recording of sound effects, never used, for `Glass Onion'.

Recording: `Revolution' (takes 1-10, tape reduction take 10 into takes 11-13, overdub onto take 13, tape reduction take 13 into takes 14, 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

The General Secretary of the Movement for the Spiritual Regeneration announces the Beatles will visit India to attend a trascendental meditation course. Recording: `Untitled' (working title of `Good Night') (takes 1-5).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Recording: `Piggies' (takes 1-11).

Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady. The 6th Christmas Record is sent to the Fan Club.

Recording: `Hey Jude' (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Recording bass, lead and backing vocals. Recording: `Birthday' (takes 1-20).

Tape copying: `Birthday' (of take 20 into takes 21, 22). Recording: `Birthday' (overdub onto take 22). Mono mixing: `Birthday' (remix 1, from take 22).

Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady.

`The Hollywood Musical' TV series: First broadcast on British TV of `The Girl Can't Help It' (1956), classical rock and roll film. The Beatles take a break during the session to watch it.

Visit at the studio: Pattie Harrison. Oct 02 InterTel (VTR Services) Limited, Wembley, Middlesex. John and Yoko rehearse for `Rock And Roll Circus'. Lunchtime reception in honour of Grapefruit's release, attended by John, Paul, Ringo, Brian Jones, Donovan and Cilla Black.

Cilla Black records `Step Inside Love'. Club Le Prince, discoteque Revolution.

John and Ringo attend a party to launch Bill Records

. EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India. `Hey Jude', 4th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Recording: `Glass Onion' (overdub onto take 33). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.

Recording: `Not Guilty' (overdub onto take 102). Mono mixing: `Not Guilty' (remix 1, from take 102). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith

.

May 06 Aug 30 Start of George's sessions producing Jackie Lomax. It is reported that the Beatles have been warned by the syndics of the Portman state that they will have to erase the psychedelic paintings on the Apple Boutique's wall. `Hey Jude' number 1, 5th week, 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Among other subjects, he explains the different stages he lived when writing his two books. Apple Corps opens first London headquarters at 95 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London, 4th floor. Tape copying: `Yer Blues' (of edit of remix mono 3 and edit piece take 1); `Don't Pass Me By' (of remix mono 1). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: not assigned; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.

Copies made to correct some imperfections of the master tape. End of sessions for `The Beatles'.

Recording: `Revolution' (working title of `Revolution 1') (overdub onto take 18, tape reduction take 18 into take 19, overdub onto take 19). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald

. Paul flies from the London Airport to the USA on Apple Corp business. Recording: `Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey' (overdub onto take 10, tape reduction take 10 into takes 11, 12, overdub onto take 12). Mono mixing: `Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey' (remixes 1-5, from take 12); `Good Night' (remixes 1-6, from take 34).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Jul 15 Jul 10 Jul 23 May 05 Screening, on the programme `Experiment In Television', of a film of the Beatles recording `Hey Jude' (filmed 29 July 1968).

George produces and plays guitar on Jackie Lomax session, recording `Sour Milk Sea'. Apr 21 Aug 13 Feb 29 May 30 BBC-TV's `Top Of The Pops' broadcasts a documentary about the recording of `Revolution' (Thursday, 19:30-20:00), the one and only British television transmission of a 'Revolution' promotional clip. Concert by the Scaffold at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London.

Recorded for LP `The Scaffold'.

Recording: `Back In The USSR' (takes 1-5). Tape copying: `Baby You're A Rich Man' (of remix mono 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.

First session after Ringo left the group. Copy of `Baby You're A Rich Man' for Martin.

Apple boutique gives away its inventory. Recording: `Helter Skelter' (overdub onto take 21).

Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Recording of final overdubs for `Helter Skelter'. Paul records bass for `Helter Skelter' [?], laying on his back.

[If `Helter Skelter', 9 September?] Visit at the studio: Francie Schwartz. Sep 19 May 17 Category Oct 29 Jan 05 Wednesday Dec 11 Michael McCartney marries.

History includes pictures, interviews, album links. Beatles history - 1968 year `Hey Jude', 15th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). `The Beatles' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart). Recording: `It's Been A Long Long Long Time' (working title of `Long Long Long') (overdub onto take 67); `I'm So Tired' (takes 1-14); `The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill' (takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady.

First female `lead vocal' on a Beatles recording (Yoko Ono, on `The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill'). Visit at the studio: Maureen Starkey. The Beatles book Studio 2 for 2. 00pm, from Monday to Friday, from 20 May to 26 July. `Hey Jude' number 1, 4th week, 8th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Tape copying: `The Inner Light' (of take 5, numbered take 6). Recording: `The Inner Light' (overdub onto take 6).

Mono mixing: `The Inner Light' (remix 1, from take 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys. Recording of George vocal for `The Inner Light'. Harry Klein is contacted at home for the `Lady Madonna' session.

Ringo appears on Cilla Black's live programme `Cilla', at the BBC Television Theatre, Shepherd's Bush, London. The recording session is interrupted to see the show.

Recording: `Lady Madonna' (tape reduction take 3 into take 4, overdub onto take 4, tape reduction take 4 into take 5, overdub onto take 5). Mono mixing: `Lady Madonna' (remixes 1, 2, from take 5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys.

Recording of vocal brass impersonation and brasses for `Lady Madonna'

. George records with Jackie Lomax in Los Angeles. Previous / Next year Harry Moss cuts the stereo version of `Yellow Submarine', at Abbey Road. Recording: `Hey Bulldog' (takes 1-10). Mono mixing: `Hey Bulldog' (remixes 1, 2, from take 10).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. On mixing, it is decided to keep the complete end of `Hey Bulldog'. The group is filmed for `Lady Madonna' clip.

Night: Paul and John give the final touches to `Hey Jude', at Paul's home studio. Recording: `Julia' (takes 1-3).

Stereo mixing: `Julia' (remix 1, from take 3); `Dear Prudence' (remix 1, from take 1); `Wild Honey Pie' (remixes 1, 2, from take 1); `Back In The USSR' (remix 1, from take 6); `Blackbird' (remix 1, from take 32). Mono mixing: `Julia' (remix 1, from take 3); `Dear Prudence' (remixes 1-5, from take 1); `Blackbird' (remix 10, from take 32). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.

Recording of the last song for `The Beatles': `Julia'. The only John solo recording for the group.

Recording: `Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand' (working title of `Happiness Is A Warm Gun') (takes 1-45). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady. Recording of rythm track of `Happiness Is A Warm Gun'.

Aug 29 Jun 21 Oct 03 Avant-garde festival, `Alchemical Wedding', at the Royal Albert Hall. John and Yoko appear, coming out a white sac. Stereo mixing, Editing: B side of `Yellow Submarine'.

Nov 30 Nov 23 `Hey Jude' enters the Billboard ranking at number 10, a record for this singles chart. Recording: `Sexy Sadie' [re-re-make] (takes 100-107, tape reduction take 107 into takes 108-111); `Yer Blues' (takes 1-14, tape reduction take 6 into takes 15, 16, tape reduction extract of take 14 into take 17).

Editing: `Yer Blues' (of takes 16, 17). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. For the first time on a Beatles' recording the 4-track tape itself is edited (`Yer Blues').

Oct 31 May 15 `Hello, Goodbye' number 1, 5th week (UK New Musical Express chart). Aug 21 May 14 John appears on the front page of the US magazine `Look'. `Look' publishes pictures taken on the 11 August 1967 photographic session with Richard Avedon at Thomson House.

1st publishing of photos from this session. Read the interview on this day Jul 24 Sep 25 John and Yoko, dressed like Santa Claus, give Christmas presents to the Apple staff's children. In London it is reported that the Beatles did not receive the diplomas crediting them as `gurus', since they didn't pass the 3 obligatory tests of the Maharishi's Academy of Trascendental Meditation.

`New Musical Express' publishes a photograph of Paul and Clem Curtis at the discotheque Revolution. John puts his house up to sale, for 96,000 pounds. Nov 06 George and Ringo return from the US.

Mar 09 Oct 10 `Hey Jude', 14th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Mono mixing: `Helter Skelter' (remix 1, from take 21).

Recording: `I Will' (overdub onto take 68). Tape copying: `Cry Baby Cry' (of take 12 into take 13). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady.

Copy of `Cry Baby Cry' for future use in 8-track tapes, never done. Recording: `Martha My Dear' (take 1); `Honey Pie' (overdub onto take 1); `Martha My Dear' (overdub onto take 1).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

00pm: `Honey Pie' strings, woodwinds, brasses. Strings, woodwinds, brasses for `Martha My Dear'. `Martha My Dear' fresh vocal; `now she's hit the big time!' line for `Honey Pie'.

John and Yoko appear at the Marylebone Magistrates' Court. John pleads guilty to possession of cannabis resin and is fined 150 pounds plus 20 guineas costs. John's house in St George's Hill, Weybridge, is put up for sale

. Recording: `While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Recording of acoustic demo for `While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. George celebrates his birthday with the Maharishi and his disciples. The Maharishi presents him with a plastic world map.

`With A Little Help From My Friends', with Joe Cocker, number 1 (UK New Musical Express chart). Recording: `Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand' (working title of `Happiness Is A Warm Gun') (takes 46-70).

Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady. Recording of rythm track of `Happiness Is A Warm Gun'. It is decided to edit two takes, for the first and second parts of the song. Mono tape copying: `Revolution 9' (of mono copy 2, from edit of remix stereo 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Recording: `Revolution' (working title of `Revolution 1') (overdub onto take 19, creation of tape loops takes 1, 2, tape reduction take 19 into take 20, overdub onto take 20). Mono mixing: `Revolution' (working title of `Revolution 1') (unnumbered rough remix, from take 20).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Peter Bown; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Recording of John's vocal, lying on the floor.

Linda and Heather move to England to live at Paul's house. Recording: `Glass Onion' (takes 1-34).

Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Day booked for a Beatles recording session at Abbey Road (cancelled because of George's trip to Greece). Link New York premiere of `Yellow Submarine'.

Aug 16 Jul 16 Jul 29 Ringo and Maureen return to London.

The police registers John and Yoko's flat, at Montague Square, and arrests them for possession of drugs. They are taken to theMarylebone Lane Police Station. For a short while they stay at lawyer Nicholas Cowan's house (35 Redcliffe Road, West Brompton, London).

Sep 13 `Hey Jude', 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Private screening of `Around the World In 80 Days', at the Coliseum Cinerama.

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton host the event. After this, Ringo, Taylor and Burton go to the Dorchester Hotel for a supper party. Mar 23 Feb 19 `Lady Madonna' number 1 in Britain.

John and George open Apple Tailoring (Civil And Theatrical) at 161 King's Road, London. UK single release: `Lady Madonna'/`The Inner Light'. May 29 Thursday `Rolling Stone' magazine No.

22 issued with John Lennon interview. 1st showing on US television of a 7-minute promotional short called `A Mod Odyssey', including a footage of the Beatels at TVC (TV Cartoons Ltd). Peace advertisements recorded by John and Yoko are aired by the Israel and Araby's neutral radios

.

Yoko, with John on guitar, records `AOS', at the Royal Albert Hall. Transmision of the `Hey Jude' and 'Revolution' colour clips in the US (Sunday, 21:00-21:55). George leaves England, starting a 5-day trip to Greece.

Sep 05 Feb 25 BBC-2 transmits `Magical Mystery Tour', in color.

Stereo mixing: `I Will' (remix 1, from take 68); `Birthday' (remix 1, from take 22). Recording: `Savoy Truffle' (overdub onto take 1). Mono mixing: `Savoy Truffle' (remixes 1-6, from take 1); `While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (remixes 10, 11, from take 25); `Long Long Long' (remixes 2, 3, from take 67).

Stereo mixing: `Savoy Truffle' (remixes 1, 2, from take 1); `While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (remixes 10-12, from take 25); `Yer Blues' (remixes 1-5, from takes 16, 17 and edit piece take 1); `Sexy Sadie' (remixes 1-3, from take 117); `What's The New Mary Jane' (remixes 1, 2, from take 4). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. End of recordings for `The Beatles'.

`Hey Jude', 18th and last week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Aug 17 UK single releases: `Sour Milk Sea', with Jackie Lomax, and `Thingumybob', with the Black Dike Mills Band.

Recording: `Yer Blues' (edit piece take 1). Editing: `Yer Blues' (of remix mono 3 and edit piece take 1). Mono tape copying: `Revolution 9' (of mono copy 1, from edit of remix stereo 2).

Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Recording: `Mother Nature's Son' (overdub onto take 24; tape reduction take 24 into take 26, overdub onto take 26); `Etcetera' (take 1); `Wild Honey Pie' (take 1).

Mono mixing: `Mother Nature's Son' (remixes 1-8, from take 26); `Wild Honey Pie' (remixes 1-6, from take 1). Producer: George Martin; Editing: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Recording of count-in for `Yer Blues', brasses for `Mother Nature's Son' and demo of `Etcetera'.

Dec 14 Morning: Ringo and his family fly to Sardinia, taking 2-week vacations. Nov 05 Oct 04 Aug 10 The Apple staff moves in 3 Savile Row. Some departments remain at 95 Wigmore Street.

Month by Month Description Studio 3. Recording: `Revolution' (take 15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Recording: `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (overdub onto take 22); `Revolution' (tape reduction take 15 into take 16, overdub onto take 16); `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (tape reduction take 22 into takes 23, 24, overdub onto take 23). Mono mixing: `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (remixes 1, 2, from take 23).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Recording of electric piano for `Revolution' and saxes for `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da'. Cynthia accuses John of adultery.

Mar 18 John, George, Cynthia and Pattie go to India. [16 February?] Jun 16 `Lady Madonna' number 1 (UK Record Retailer chart). Paul announces that the next records will be edited by the label Apple throughout the world, at Capitol's convention in Hollywood. [11 December?] Arts Lab, Drury Lane, London. End of exhibition of John and Yoko's first joint venture.

[?] George flies to Los Angeles to produce the first Jackie Lomax record. Oct 28 Feb 02 Jan 03 Tuesday Recording session, cancelled due to Ringo and George's abscence. Nov 11 Aug 04 John, Paul, Mal, Derek Taylor and Neil arrive in New York to promote Apple Corps

.

During this visit, John and Paul stay at 181 E. , New York, residence of Nat Weiss.

George sends a memo to the Apple personnel announcing the arrival of the Hell's Angels. George returns from Greece to England.

Recording: `Hey Jude' [re-make] (takes 1-4, overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Recording of rythm track for `Hey Jude'.

First 8-track Beatles recording. Jun 24 May 23 BBC Television Rehearsal Rooms, Victoria Road, London. Ringo rehearses his appearance on the `Cilla' TV show.

The divorce trial of Cynthia and John is decided in favor of Cynthia. Sep 10 Jun 15 EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India. Recording: `Untitled' (working title of `The Inner Light') (takes 1-5).

Producer: George Harrison; Engineer: J.

Mono mixing: `Hey Jude' (remixes 2-4, from take 1). Recording: `Not Guilty' (takes 47-101). Tape copying: `Hey Jude' (of remix mono 4, numbered 5); `Revolution' (of remix mono 21, numbered 5).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Re-equalization of the `Hey Jude' tapes recorded at Trident Studios. Copies of `Hey Jude' and `Revolution' for Martin. Recording: `Dear Prudence' (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

Visits at the studio: John (Paul's cousin), Jackie Lomax. One or several years on a page. History includes interviews, album links.

Press preview of `Yellow Submarine' at the Bowater House Cinema. Paul, George and Ringo attend, and pose for photographers with a life-sized cardboard cut-out of their `Yellow Submarine' persona. Mavis Smith begins his work as executive of the Apple press office. Recording: `Ringo's Tune (Untitled)' (working title of `This Is Some Friendly', both working titles of `Don't Pass Me By') (takes 1-3, tape reduction take 3 into takes 4, 5, overdub onto take 5, tape reduction take 5 into take 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

1st recording of a Ringo's composition. Aug 15 Jul 04 Paul is interviewed, introducing Mary Hopkin, for the American television programme `David Frost presents. John sends his Rolls Royce to USA, for his personal use

.

John and Yoko announce that their child should be born in February. Recording: `Piggies' (overdub onto take 12); `Glass Onion' (overdub onto take 33).

Stereo mixing: `Glass Onion' (remixes 1, 2, from take 33); `Rocky Raccoon' (remix 1, from take 10); `Long Long Long' (remixes 1-4, from take 67). Mono mixing: `Glass Onion' (remixes 10, 11, from take 33). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Recording: `Why Don't We Do It In The Road' (overdub onto take 5, tape reduction take 5 into take 6, overdub onto take 6).

Producer: not assigned; Engineer and 2nd Engineer: Ken Townsend. Recording of strings for `Piggies' and `Glass Onion'.

Recording: `Back In The USSR' (overdub onto take 5, tape reduction take 5 into take 6, overdub onto take 6). Mono mixing: `Back In The USSR' (remix 1, from take 6)

. Tape copying: `Back In The USSR' (of remix mono 1); `Rocky Raccoon' (of remix mono 1); `Wild Honey Pie' (of remix mono 6); `Mother Nature's Son' (of remix mono 8); `Sexy Sadie' (of remix mono 5).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Copies taken away by Mal Evans. All 4 Beatles, Yoko and Stan Gortikov, USA's Capitol president, lunch at the Ritz Hotel, London.

John and Yoko take Gortikov to see the play `Halfway Up The Tree' at the Queen's Theatre. Aug 02 Aug 26 John and Paul hold the first board meeting of Apple Corps, in a Chinese junk sailing around New York's Statue of Liberty. 1st day of official work of Ron Kass in Apple Records.

Capitol Records gives Kass a check for 1250 dollars.

Recording: `Dear Prudence' (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Neil Aspinall and Stephen Maltz become Dandie Fashion's directors. Recording: `Dear Prudence' (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

Ringo arrives early for the evening recording session at Abbey Road, popped into a Solomon King session, adding handclapping to one song for the single `A Hundred Years Or More'. Ringo on backing vocals for recording of `Somewhere In The Crowd', by Solomon King. [Both data taken from different sources.

Do `A Hundred Years Or More' and `Somewhere In The Crowd' belong to the same Solomon King single?] Jun 10 Sep 12 John, George, Cynthia and Pattie go to Rishikesh. [15 February?] Art exhibition sponsored by John: `You Are Here'. Jul 01 Carole Chapman starts working for Apple.

Nov 04 `Hello, Goodbye' number 1, 6th and last week (UK New Musical Express chart). Press reception on occasion of the release of the 1st single by Grapefruit. Recording: `Hey Jude' (takes 1-6). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. During `Hey Jude' recording: filming for `Experiment In Television'

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Jun 04 John asks for a Nagra recorder to be taken to the hospital, to record the last heart beats of his son.

Tape copying: `Honey Pie' (of remix mono 1 and remix stereo 1); `Martha My Dear' (of remix mono 1 and remix stereo 2). Stereo mixing: `While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (remix 1, from take 25). Mono mixing: `While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (remixes 1, 2, from take 25).

Recording: `It's Been A Long Long Long Time' (working title of `Long Long Long') (takes 1-67). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady. Dec 28 Club Dell'Aretusa, London.

Lunchtime party for friends and press, on occasion of the opening of Apple Tailoring (Civil And Theatrical). Attendance of John, Yoko, George and Pattie. 1st public appearance together of John and Yoko.

After the party, John and Yoko walk along King's Road to the new Apple shop (161 King's Road) for photographers. See what happend on a specific day and month in different years. History includes pictures, interviews, album links.

UK LP release: `Under The Jasmine Tree', with the Modern Jazz Quartet. Dec 17 Sep 06 US gold certification: `Lady Madonna'

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Tape copying: `While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (of take 15 into take 16). Recording: `While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (overdub onto take 16). Tape copying: `Revolution' (of take 16, rythm track only).

Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Copy of `Revolution' rythm track, to use as a playback for the promotional clip. First use of 8-track machines at Abbey Road.

Time booked to begin sessions for LP `The Beatles', at Studio 3.

Recording: `Good Night' (overdub onto take 5, takes 6-15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Peter Bown; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Recording: `Cry Baby Cry' (overdub onto take 12). Recording: `Helter Skelter' (takes 1-3).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Take 3 of `Helter Skelter' lasted 27'11'', the longest Beatle recording ever. (It was not used for the released version.

) Aug 31 John stays at the Queen Charlotte's Hospital with Yoko, and does not attend the judgement of the case of divorce of his and Cynthia's. Divorce is granted to John and Cynthia. `Hey Jude' number 1, 7th week, 10th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

The Beatles appear on cover of magazine `Life', under the headline: `The Days In The Lives Of The Beatles'. Recording: `Savoy Truffle' (overdub onto take 1). Mono mixing: `Piggies' (remixes 1-4, from take 12); `Don't Pass Me By' (remix 1, from take 7 and edit of edit piece 4); `Good Night' (remixes 1, 2, from take 34). Stereo mixing: `Piggies' (remixes 1-3, from take 12); `Don't Pass Me By' (remix 1, from take 7 and edit of edit piece 4); `Good Night' (remix 1, from take 34).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Recording of brasses for `Savoy Truffle'.

Recording: `Untitled' (working title of `Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey') (rehearsal only). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

UK LP release: `Wonderwall Music'. Dec 10 Transmision of the `Hey Jude' clip on the US TV programme `Smothers Brothers Show' (Sunday, 21:00-22:00).

UK single release: `Step Inside Love', with Cilla Black. Recording: `Savoy Truffle' (overdub onto take 1); `Martha My Dear' (overdub onto take 1).

Mono mixing: `Honey Pie' (remix 1, from take 1); `Martha My Dear' (remix 1, from take 1); `Dear Prudence' (remix 1, from take 1). Stereo mixing: `Honey Pie' (remix 1, from take 1); `Martha My Dear' (remix 1, from take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

Sep 24 Studio 2 (control room only). Stereo mixing: `Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey' (remix 1, from take 12); `Helter Skelter' (remix 1-5, from take 21); `Mother Nature's Son' (remixes 1, 2, from take 26); `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (remixes 1-4, from take 23). Mono mixing: `Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey' (remix 1, from take 12); `Mother Nature's Son' (remixes 1, 2, from take 26); `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (remix 10, from take 23); `Long Long Long' (remix 1, from take 67).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Robert Fraser Gallery, 69 Duke Street, Mayfair, London. Opening of John's art exhibition `You Are Here (To Yoko From John Lennon, With Love').

Before: launch ceremony, releasing 365 helium-filled white balloons.

Mono mixing: `Lady Madonna' (remixes 3-10, from take 5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Martin Benge. Jul 27 Appearance on a BBC-TV programme, with Donovan and Lulu. Recording: `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' [re-make] (takes 1-12, tape reduction take 12 into take 13, overdub onto take 13). Mono mixing: `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (unnumbered rough remix, from take 13).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. 1st time that a recording with outside musicians is rejected. US LP release: `Wonderwall Music'. Dec 20 `The Beatles' has sold 2 million copies on the first week

. George finishes the LP `Wonderwall'. Recording: `Yer Blues' (overdub onto edit of takes 16 and 17). Mono mixing: `Yer Blues' (remixes 1-4, from edit of takes 16, 17).

Recording: `What's The New Mary Jane' (takes 1-4). Mono mixing: `What's The New Mary Jane' (remix 1, from take 4). Tape copying: `Yer Blues' (of remix mono 3); `What's The New Mary Jane' (of remix mono 1).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Jul 11 `Hello, Goodbye' number 1, 2nd week (Billboard). `Hey Jude', number 1, 2nd week, 6th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

`Hey Jude' has already sold 1 000 000 copies in the USA. Oct 21 Jan 09 Jul 22 Twickenham Film Studios. Filming of clips for `Hey Jude' and `Revolution'. David Frost records the introduction for the clip of `Hey Jude', to present it later on his programme `Frost On Sunday'

. Recording: `Honey Pie' (take 1). Mono mixing: `Honey Pie' (unnumbered rough remix, from take 1).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Remixes for George Martin, to compose the score.

Recording: `Glass Onion' (overdub onto take 33). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.

Stereo mixing: `The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill' (remix 1, 2, from take 3). Mono mixing: `The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill' (remix 1, from take 3). Recording: `Long Long Long' (overdub onto take 67).

Tape copying: `Helter Skelter' (of take 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Recording: `Why Don't We Do It In The Road' (takes 1-5). Producer: not assigned; Engineer and 2nd Engineer: Ken Townsend.

Copy of take 3 of `Helter Skelter', for Paul. Paul alone works on `Why Don't We Do It In The Road'.

Paul participates in a press conference announcing the Leicester University's art festival. Jun 22 Apr 18 Oct 11 The `New York Times' quotes the sovietic critic A. Martinosa, who affirms that the Beatles have become the rich idols of the Philistines.

`Hey Jude' number 1, 9th and last week, 13th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Feb 04 John and Cynthia return from India. `Hello, Goodbye' number 1, 3rd and last week (Billboard). Recording: `Don't Pass Me By' (edit pieces takes 1-4); `Good Night' (takes 23-34, overdub onto take 34). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush

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Recording of intro for `Don't Pass Me By' and of `A Beginning'. Recording: `Good Night' (orchestra). Recording: `Good Night' (choir).

Recording: `Good Night' (lead vocal). Recording: `Sexy Sadie' (takes 1-21).

Producer: George Martin; Enginer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. During the session, John improvises a satyric song about Brian and Clive. Saturday John and Yoko appear at the Marylebone Magistrate's Court.

They are remanded on bail until a further hearing. Cover photograph of `Unfinished Music Number 2-Life With The Lions' taken. Hours later, Yoko is taken to the Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital.

Oct 06 Aug 19 Jun 27 Jun 06 Mar 30 Sep 07 George returns to London. Mar 26 Oct 14 George and Ringo fly to Hollywood as guest artists for a Ravi Shankar film. 1st trip of a Beatle out of England while sessions are in progress. Recording: `Lady Madonna' (takes 1-3).

Recording: `Lady Madonna' (overdub onto take 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Start of sessions for next single (eventuallly Lady Madonna'/`The Inner Light'). Recording: `Revolution 9' (sound effects takes 1-3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

Jun 20 Sep 04 Aug 12 Nov 25 Sep 26 Monday UK single release: `Step Inside Love'. Jul 28 Friday Dec 06 Studio 2 (control room only). Tape copying: `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (of remix mono 21); `Blackbird' (of remix mono 6); `Not Guilty' (of remix mono 1); `Revolution 9' (of edit of remix stereo 2).

Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Copies taken away by Mal Evans. Jan 13 UK single release: `Those Were The Days', by Mary Hopkin. Recording: `Honey Pie' (overdub onto take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown

. Recording: `Blackbird' (takes 1-32). Mono mixing: `Blackbird' (remixes 1-6, from take 32). Recording: `Revolution 9' (unnumbered takes of sound effects). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

Visit at the studio: Francie Schwarts. While recording `Blackbird', Paul is filmed for a BBC Australia video. Mar 14 Ringo sings with Cilla `Do You Like Me Just A Little Bit', on BBC-TV. Recording: `Sexy Sadie' (tape reduction take 107 into take 112, overdub onto take 112, tape reduction take 112 into takes 113-115, overdub onto take 115, tape reduction take 115 into takes 116, 117, overdub onto take 117)

. Mono mixing: `Sexy Sadie' (remixes 1-5, from take 117).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Recording: `While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (overdub onto take 16); `While My Guitar Gently Weeps' [re-re-make] (takes 17-44).

Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. His drum kit is decorated with flowers. Stereo mixing: `Hey Jude' (remixes 1-3, from take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown.

John, Yoko and Neil attend the opening night of the Old Vic Theatre adaptation of `In His Own Write', in London. First public appearance of John and Yoko together. A clip of `Lady Madonna' is broadcast on the American TV programme `Hollywood Palace Show'.

If you have any questions, suggestions or events that aren't in this database please feel free to post. Your help is very appreciated! Paul goes to Scotland, on vacations.

Mono mixing: `Hey Jude' (remix 1, from remix stereo 3). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Recording: `Revolution' (working title of `Revolution 1') (overdub onto take 20, tape reduction take 20 into takes 21, 22, overdub onto take 22). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush/Nick Webb. Recording: `Revolution 9' (overdub onto master version). Stereo mixing: `Revolution 1' (remixes 1-7, from take 22); `Revolution 9' (remixes 1, 2, from master version)

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Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Recording of brasses for `Revolution 1'. US LP release: `Unfinished Music No. Aug 28 Jul 17 Arts Laboratory, London. Party attended by John and Yoko. Stereo mixing: `Revolution 1' (remixes 8-12, from take 22). Editing: `Revolution 9' (of remix stereo 2).

Tape copying: `Revolution 1' (of remix stereo 12); `Revolution 9' (of edit of remix stereo 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Copies of `Revolution 1' and `Revolution 9' for John and Apple Corps.

John and Paul, in New York, appear on the TV show `Tonight', promoting Apple. During a press conference, John and Paul announce they've ended relationships with the Maharishi.

[Interviewed May 14th?] George solo session at Abbey Road for `Wonderwall'. Recording: `This Is Some Friendly' (working title of `Don't Pass Me By') (overdub onto take 5, tape reduction take 5 into take 7, overdub onto take 7).

Mono mixing: `This Is Some Friendly' (working title of `Don't Pass Me By') (unnumbered rough remix, from take 7). Recording: `Revolution 9' (sound effects takes 1-12). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

Recording of effects for `Revolution 9',some of them for the London Old Vic Theatre adaptation of `In His Own Write'.

Recording: `Savoy Truffle' (take 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Barry Sheffield; 2nd Engineer: unknown. Yoko is admitted into the Queen Charlotte's Hospital.

John and Yoko record 4 tracks at the Queen Charlotte's Hospital. Oct 19 Mar 27 Royal Albert Hall, London. `Celebration In December-A Community Benefit', alternative Christmas event.

John and Yoko appear in a white bag, act called `Alchemical Wedding'. Sep 08 EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India. Recording: `Rocky Raccoon' (takes 1-9, tape reduction take 9 into take 10, overdub onto take 10). Mono mixing: `Rocky Raccoon' (remix 1, from take 10).

Tape copying: `Yer Blues' (of remix mono 3); `Rocky Raccoon' (of remix mono 1). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. The `Yer Blues' copy is for George and Ringo; the `Rocky Raccoon' copy is for John and Paul.

UK LP release: `McGough & McGear'. John and Paul interview with Larry Kane. Recording: `Don't Pass Me By' (overdub onto take 7). Mono mixing: `Don't Pass Me By' (remixes 1-4, from take 7); `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (remixes 10, 11, from take 23)

. Recording: `Revolution' (overdub onto take 16). Mono mixing: `Revolution' (remixes 10-13, from take 16).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Recording of violin solo for `Don't Pass Me By'. John and Paul take home remixes of `Ob-La=Di, Ob-La-Da' and `Revolution'. Ringo, Maureen, Paul, John, Yoko and George attend.

After the premiere, party at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, which named its new discoteque `Yellow Submarine' for the event. Dec 23 `Hey Jude', 16th week in the Top 30 (Billboard). Jane Asher announces through the BBC the end of her engagement with Paul. Marriage of John Alexis Mardas and Eufrosyne Doxiades.

John, Yoko, George and Pattie attend. George flies to India for 5 days of sessions for `Wonderwall'

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Editing: `Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand' (working title of `Happiness Is A Warm Gun') (of takes 53, 65, called take 65). Recording: `Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand' (working title of `Happiness Is A Warm Gun') (overdub onto take 65).

Mono mixing: `Happiness Is A Warm Gun In Your Hand' (working title of `Happiness Is A Warm Gun') (remixes 1, 2, from take 65). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady. Recording of `Happiness Is A Warm Gun' vocals.

Public announcement of Apple stores closing. Jul 31 Oct 13 Help needed Night: John and Yoko arrive at the Apple stores.

May 19 May 04 Aug 01 Jul 20 Jun 12 Lazard Brothers & Co. Paul and Sir Joseph Lockwood lunch in the dining-room with Lord Poole of Lazard's, discussing Apple matters. Recording: `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' [re-re-make].

Recording: `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' [re-make] (takes 20, 21). Recording: `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (overdub onto take 13, tape reduction take 13 into take 22, overdub onto take 22); `Revolution' (rehearsal only). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Recording of laughters and other bits for `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da'. Aug 27 InterTel (VTR Services) Limited, Wembley, Middlesex. `Rock'n'Roll Circus', TV programme produced by the Rolling Stones, is filmed. Recording: `While My Guitar Gently Weeps' (overdub onto take 25)

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Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Recording of Eric Clapton's guitar solo for `While My Guitar Gently Weeps'. First session of Chris Thomas as producer, due to Martin's vacations.

The Beatles' biography `The Long And Winding Road', is published. Harry Moss cuts the mono version of `The Beatles' at Abbey Road. Jul 09 Year by Year Oct 07 Feb 06 `Hey Jude' number 1, 6th week, 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

`Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' is awarded 4 Grammys. Jun 11 Nov 13 UK single release: `Hey Jude'/`Revolution'.

UK single release: `Those Were The Days', with Mary Hopkin, first artist discovered by Apple. Nov 09 US Gold certification for `Hey Jude'/`Revolution'. Albert Memorial and surrounding gardens, London.

Shooting of clip for `Elevator', by Grapefruit, directed by Paul. Recording: `Across The Universe' (takes 1-7).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Recording: `Across The Universe' (overdub onto take 7, tape reduction take 7 into take 8, overdub onto take 8, sound effects takes 1-3).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Martin Benge; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Recording of female harmonies (1st and only fans invited-by Paul-to contribute to a session) and of (not used) effects. Jun 28 Recording session cancelled due to George and Ringo's abscenses.

Jun 07 BBC-TV's `How It Is' screens a part of `Yellow Submarine'. Sep 28 Mar 15 Performance on the David Frost TV show, `Frost On Sunday', singing `Hey Jude' (filmed 4 September 1968). Tape copying: `Piggies' (of take 11 into take 12).

Recording: `Piggies' (overdub onto take 12). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Mike Sheady. Copy of `Piggies' from 4- to 8-track tapes.

Recording of vocals and pigs sounds for `Piggies'

. Recording: `Not Guilty' (tape reduction take 99 into take 102, overdub onto take 102); `Mother Nature's Son' (takes 1-25).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Recording: `Helter Skelter' [re-make] (takes 4-21).

Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. A session with out-of-control Beatles.

Paul records bass for `Helter Skelter' [?], laying on his back. [If `Helter Skelter', 10 September?] Visit at the studio: Francie Schwartz.

Recording: `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (overdub onto take 5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Recording of saxophones and piccolo for `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da'.

Date Aug 07 Oct 09 Paul returns to London. Sep 09 `Hey Jude' number 1, 8th week, 12th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

Recording: `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (overdub onto take 4, tape reduction take 4 into take 5, overdub onto take 5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Photographic session with Don McCullin, Ronald Fitzgibbon, Stephen Goldblatt, Tony Bramwell and Mal Evans, and spectators Mal Evans's son Gary, Yoko and Francie Schwartz. 2) Mercury Theatre, Notting Hill. The Beatles park around the corner, near the Horbury Chapel, and then wait in the dance studio.

Locations: 1) Posing with parrot near one theatre's exit; 2) on stage, 1st John and then Paul as central figure; 3) change of clothes; 4) jam session; 5) 4. Paul and George eat at the bar; pictures of John with silvery jacket and Ringo; 6) outside the Theatre, holding a hoarding worded `International Theatre Club'.

Then the Beatles drive to the Highgate location. Locations: 1) Bench outside 79 Swain's Lane; 2) in front of house at 59 Swain's Lane.

St Pancras Old Church and Gardens, London. Locations: 1) Flower display; 2) Bench; 3) Drinking fountain; 4) John Soane's mausoleum; 5) St Pancras Coroner's Court; 6) Hollyhocks; 7) Bench; 8) Church; 9) Railings. `The Beatles 1962-1966' and `The Beatles 1967-1970' gatefold sleeves photographs taken.

Arrival at the Old Street Station. Locations: 1) Corner of Wapping High Street and Sampson Street; 2) wasteland; 3) stopping concrete bed; John and Yoko go away briefly; 4) John plays dead; 5) posing on east quay; 6) posing on west quay; later, signing of autographs; 7) John laying on the ground. 7) Sunhouse at Paul's house, 7 Cavendish Avenue, St John's Woods.

Aug 09 Ringo, Paul, Maureen and Jane go to India. [18 February?] Jul 25 Oct 16 Dec 31 Jan 11 Oct 08 Sep 30 Studio 2. Recording: `Revolution' (working title of `Revolution 1') (takes 1-18).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald. Start of sessions for `The Beatles'. 1st time Yoko is present at the studio.

Visit at the studio: Chris Thomas. Recording of rythm track, base for `Revolution 1' and `Revolution 9'. Sunday Jun 25 Dec 04 Paul returns from the US.

US single release: `Hey Jude'/`Revolution', US debut of Apple Records. The George Martin Orchestra (41 musicians directed by Martin), re-records the B-side of `Yellow Submarine' LP. Mono mixing: `Revolution' (remixes 20, 21, from take 16). Recording: `Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da' (overdub onto take 23)

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Mono mixing: `Revolution' (remixes 12-21, from take 23). Recording: `Cry Baby Cry' (approximately 30 unnumbered takes).

Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.