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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 28, 1969

-Ringo Starr privately settles a lawsuit brought against him by Bryman Estates, Ltd. Ringo was renting an apartment from Bryman and had sublet it to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. After John and Yoko were arrested at the apartment on October 18, 1968, for possession of cannabis resin and for obstructing the execution of a search warrant, Bryman sued Ringo. Ringo's lease had forbade him to sublet the apartment and contained prohibitions against using the apartment in an "illegal or immoral manner."

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 27, 1969

The Beatles taking a break today from recording.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 26, 1969

The Beatles might have been recording today.

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 25, 1969

EMI Studios, London

George went in to EMI Studios today with only Ken Scott in the control room, recorded elaborate vocal, guitar and piano demos of theree of his latest compositions, two takes of "Old Brown Shoe", one take of "Something" and two takes of "All Things Must Pass" (never recorded by the Beatles other than in Get Back rehearsal form at Twickenham, the title track of George's triple album issued on November 30, 1970.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 24, 1969

Nemperor Holdings is sold to Triumph Investment Trust. Triumph will now collect Brian Epstein's 25 percent of The Beatles' performance royalties. The Beatles, claiming that they are no longer represented by NEMS, instruct EMI to pay all royalties directly to Apple Corps, not to Triumph. Triumph files suit, freezing 1.3 million pounds in royalties due to be paid by EMI to The Beatles. The money cannot be disbursed until the lawsuit is resolved.

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 23, 1969

Trident Studios - London

An evening session editing "I Want You" making an eight track copy of this and preparing a rough mono mix for John to take away.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 22, 1969

There was a fine line dividing between the end of sessions for Get Back and the beginning of sessions for Abbey Road. Although work on Abbey Road did not begin until July - a number of the album's songs were well under way by then. One song was John's "I Want You" (She's so heavy) first rehearsed at Apple on January 29th and now recorded properly at Trident with 35 takes of the basic track plus guide vocal.

The best takes of the day were nine, 20 and 32, and an edit of the three was made on the following day. Work would continue on I Want You (She's So Heavy) until August 1969.

 

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 21, 1969

The Beatles are in-between recording sessions.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 20, 1969

The Beatles were not recording today. It has been reported that the Beatles were recording I Want You (She's So Heavy) on this date, but no docmentation can be found to support this.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: February 19, 1969

The Beatles taking a break today.