Category Archives: Popular Music 1960s

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)

The Beatles begin recording next single 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 3 1968)


Video: 'The Beatles - Across The Universe (Take 2 - Monitor Mix)'

(Saturday, February 3, 1968, 2:30-6:00 p.m./7:00 p.m.-1:30 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles, keen to prepare music to be issued during their imminent two-month stay in India, where they were to study Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, began recording their first single of 1968 today at EMI Studio Three in London. Continue reading The Beatles begin recording next single 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 3 1968)

Harrison completes recording first solo Beatle album 50 years ago #OTD #OnThisDay (Jan 31 1968)


Video: 'Wonderwall Music (Remastered)' (22 videos)

(Wednesday, January 31, 1968) — George Harrison completed recording Wonderwall Music, the soundtrack to the film Wonderwall and the first solo album by a member of The Beatles, today at EMI Studios (now Abbey Road Studios) in London. Continue reading Harrison completes recording first solo Beatle album 50 years ago #OTD #OnThisDay (Jan 31 1968)