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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.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 14, 1968

Leaving India...

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 13, 1968

Top 20 Song Chart for April 13, 1968

1. Honey - Bobby Goldsboro
2. Cry Like A Baby - The Box Tops
3. Young Girl - The Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett
4. Dance To The Music - Sly & The Family Stone
5. Lady Madonna - The Beatles
6. La-La Means I Love You - The Delfonics
7. Playboy - Gene And Debbe
8. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
9. Valleri - The Monkees
10. Scarborough Fair (/Canticle) - Simon & Garfunkel
11. (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone - Aretha Franklin
12. 12 Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo) - Manfred Mann
13. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) - The First Edition
14. Summertime Blues -Blue Cheer
15. A Beautiful Morning - The Rascals
16. If You Can Want - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
17. Cowboys To Girls - The Intruders
18. Love Is All Around - The Troggs
19. I Got The Feelin' 17 -James Brown And The Famous Flames
20. Jennifer Juniper - Donovan

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 12, 1968

John Lennon and George Harrison leave Rishikesh

After nearly two months in Rishikesh, India, John Lennon and George Harrison left the camp. 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.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: April 11, 1968

Harrison and Mardas sat up late discussing their views of the Maharishi and decided to leave the next morning. Harrison said that he had already told the Maharishi that he would be leaving before the course relocated to Kashmir, because he was due to participate in the filming of Raga, a documentary about Ravi Shankar, in the south of India.