Category Archives: The Beatles 1960s

Harrison, Lennon study meditation in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1968)


Video: 'George & John - Ashram, Rishikesh, India (17.02.1968) (Filmed 19.02.1968)'

(Saturday, February 17, 1968) — George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles were filmed today in India, having arrived the previous day to study Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his ashram in Rishikesh. Continue reading Harrison, Lennon study meditation in India 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1968)

Two Beatles arrive in India to study meditation 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1968)


Video: 'John & George - Palam Airport, New Delhi, India (16.02.1968) (Filmed 17.02.1968)'

(Friday, February 16, 1968, 8:15 a.m. IST) — George Harrison and John Lennon of The Beatles arrived at Palam Airport in New Delhi, India, today to study Transcendental Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi at his ashram in Rishikesh. Continue reading Two Beatles arrive in India to study meditation 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1968)

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)

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)

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)

Beatle John Lennon interviewed by Kenny Everett 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 27 1968)


Video: '1968 01 27 John Lennon'

(Saturday, January 27, 1968, morning GMT) — John Lennon of The Beatles was interviewed by Kenny Everett this morning at Kenwood, Lennon’s home in Weybridge, for the Feb. 4 edition of the presenter’s BBC Radio 1 show. Continue reading Beatle John Lennon interviewed by Kenny Everett 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 27 1968)