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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 16, 1969

The Beatles are taking a break today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 15, 1969

It was a year ago today when the Beatles arrived in India. So much has changed. Brian Epstein had just passed away. John left Cynthia. Yoko Ono is in the studio while the Beatles are recording. Paul is now with Linda Eastman and The Beatles' rooftop concert made their final public performance on January 30, 1969.

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 14, 1969

The Beatles took a break from recording today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 13, 1969

The first song by George Harrison recorded for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was Only A Northern Song. Today the Beatles started recording in a session that started at 7pm and finished at 3.30am. The next day the song had the working title Not Known, but by the following day it had been named Only A Northern Song.

The session began, however, with the creation of four mono mixes of A Day In The Life. Then nine takes of Only A Northern Song were recorded. The rhythm track had Harrison on organ, John Lennon on tambourine, Paul McCartney playing bass guitar and Ringo Starr on drums.

Also, occurring today was the launch party for Mary Hopkins's album Postcard. The party was organized by Apple Records, and took place at the restaurant at the top of the Post Office Tower in central London. Guests included Paul McCartney, his new girlfriend Linda Eastman, Donovan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and a number of other music stars, as well as members of Hopkin's family.



 

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 12, 1969

The Beatles took a break from recording today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 11, 1969

Room 53, EMI Studios, London

Stereo mixes, ending with a tape compilation, of the January 30th rooftop recordings: "I've Got A Feeling", (two versions) "Don't Let Me Down, "Get Back" (two versions) "The One After 909" and "Dig A Pony".

Source: Mark Lewisohn/The Complete Beatles Chronicle

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 10, 1969

The Beatles are taking a break today.

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 9, 1969

Another break in the recording studio for The Beatles

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 8, 1969

The Beatles are in-between recording the Get Back sessions.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 7, 1969

Ringo Starr attends the premiere of "Candy," the film adaptation of Terry Southern's satirical novel, starring Ewa Aulin, Richard Burton, Marlon Brando, and himself. The Monthly Film Bulletin sneers, "Hippy psychedelics are laid on with the self-destroying effect of an overdose of garlic."