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Beatles 50th Blog

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 21, 1968

The Beatles working on their next album.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 23, 1968

The Beatles were back from India and settling back into life.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 22, 1968

The Beatles taking a break today

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 21, 1968

In London it is reported that The Beatles did not receive diplomas crediting them as "gurus," since they didn't pass the three obligatory tests of the Maharishi's Academy of Transcendental Meditation.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 20, 1968

Apple Music runs ads soliciting tapes from unknown artists, and a flood of submissions follows. Financial grants are given to many applicants, often with little regard to merit. John Lennon hires an astrologer (named Caleb) to consult the "I Ching Book of Changes" to assist in making business decisions. Overall, Apple's music division will turn out to be relatively successful, sponsoring artists such as Badfinger, James Taylor, Mary Hopkin, Jackie Lomax, Yoko Ono, Plastic Ono Band, Ravi Shankar, David Peel, Elephant's Memory, and others.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 19, 1968

The Beatles are taking a break today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 18, 1968

Don't know where this picture is from, just dated 50 years ago today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 17, 1968

The Beatles are taking a break from recording.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 16, 1968

George and Pattie Harrison, plus her sister Jenny, were in Madras visiting Ravi Shankar.

George didn't want to go straight from two months of meditation into the chaos that was waiting for him in England - the new business, finding a new manager, the fans and the press. Instead we went to see Ravi Shankar and lost ourselves in his music.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 15, 1968

The Beatles are taking a break after the India trip.