Category Archives: Popular Music 1960s

Two Beatles depart London to study meditation in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 15 1968)


Video: 'George & John - London Airport, Heathrow (15.02.1968)'

(Thursday, February 15, 1968, afternoon GMT) — The Beatles’ long-planned trip to India finally got underway today as John Lennon and George Harrison, plus their wives Cynthia and Pattie, and Pattie’s sister Jenny, departed London Airport to Delhi, India. Continue reading Two Beatles depart London to study meditation in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 15 1968)

Fourth Madison Square Garden opens in NYC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)


Video: 'Barbara Eden Bob Hope Madison Square Garden Opening 1968 singing performance'

(Sunday, February 11, 1968, 9:00 p.m. EST) — The fourth and current version of New York City’s Madison Square Garden, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Midtown Manhattan, opened tonight with a glittering “Salute to the USO” premiere before 19,832 people, featuring performances by Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Barbara Eden. Continue reading Fourth Madison Square Garden opens in NYC 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)

The Beatles record ‘Hey Bulldog’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)


Video: 'The Beatles - "Magical Mystery Demos" 1967-1968 outtakes' ('Hey Bulldog'--RM2 at 43:17)

(Sunday, February 11, 1968, 4:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles recorded John Lennon’s song “Hey Bulldog” during a session tonight at EMI Studio 3, recording ten takes and several instrumental and vocal overdubs. Continue reading The Beatles record ‘Hey Bulldog’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 11 1968)

The Beatles complete ‘The Inner Light’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1968)


Video: 'The Beatles - The Inner Light (1968, Stereo Remastered 2009)' (RS1)

(Thursday, February 8, 1968, 2:30-9:00 p.m. GMT) — The Beatles completed recording George Harrison’s song “The Inner Light” during a session tonight at EMI Studio 2, adding more overdubs, including background vocals. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘The Inner Light’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 8 1968)

The Beatles complete ‘Lady Madonna’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 6 1968)


Video: 'ULTRA RARE TRAX VOLUME 5 & 6 The Beatles' ('Lady Madonna'--rough mix from take 4, (stereo) at 15:39)

(Tuesday, February 6, 1968, 9:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles (minus Ringo Starr, who was performing live on the second episode of Cilla Black’s variety BBC1 TV series Cilla between 8:00 and 8:50 p.m. at Television Theatre in London) completed recording Paul McCartney’s song “Lady Madonna” during a session tonight at EMI Studio 1, recording numerous overdubs, including tenor and baritone saxophone. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Lady Madonna’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 6 1968)

The Beatles continue work on ‘Across the Universe’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1968)


Video: 'The Beatles: Revolution... more Outtakes' ('Across the Universe'--rough mono mix from take 7 and FX at 15:02)

(Sunday, February 4, 1968, 2:30-5:30 p.m./8:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles continued to work on John Lennon’s song “Across The Universe” during two sessions today at EMI Studio 3, recording takes four through seven, then adding overdubs onto take seven. Continue reading The Beatles continue work on ‘Across the Universe’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 4 1968)