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Beatles 50th Blog posts of '2018' 'November'

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 10, 1968

The Rolling Stones wanted a television special to rival the Beatles "Magical Mystery Tour". Rock And Roll Circus was their version, intended to mix music with performers hired from Sir Robert Fossett's Circus.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono were among the guest performers on the show. Others included Eric Clapton, Jethro Tull, Marianne Faithfull, The Who, drummer Mitch Mitchell, pianist Julius Katchen and blues singer Taj Mahal.

On December 6th, rehearsals and camera tests began at the Marquee Club, and preliminary recording took place on December 8th at Olympic Sound Studios, both in London.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 9, 1968

The Beatles taking a break today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 8, 1968

The Beatles are taking a break

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 7, 1968

The Beatles are taking a break

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 6, 1968

The Beatles are taking a break

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 5, 1968

The Beatles taking a break today

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 4, 1968

Today George Harrison told his staff at Apple that he had invited a group of Hells Angels from California to stay at 3 Savile Row.

Harrison had met the Hells Angels while in California in Los Angeles while producing tracks for Jackie Lomax's debut LP, Is This What You Want?. The Hells Angels did indeed stay, arriving later in December 1968.

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 3, 1968

The Beatles taking a break today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 2, 1968

The US release of George Harrison’s Wonderwall Music, the first solo album by any Beatle.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 1, 1968

The Beatles took a rest from recording.