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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 9, 1968

Studio Two, EMI Studios in London

The session began with a stereo and mono mixing of"The Contin uing Story Of Bungalow Bill" and "Long, Long, Long".

Why Don't We Do It In The Road was completed the next day, when Ringo Starr recorded a drum part, and McCartney added more vocals, bass guitar and handclaps.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 8, 1968

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

A very productive session, with two John Lennon songs, "I'm so Tired" and "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill" were started and completed. George's "Long, Long, Long" also received overdubs.

Bungalow Bill was a free-for-all with everyone in the studio shouting out the choruses. Yoko sang one line solo, the first and only female lead vocal on a Beatles recording. Maureen Starkey, Ringo's wife, was also one of the assembled chorale.

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 7, 1968

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Today's session was spent recording the basic track of another new song by George, "Long, Long, Long". In what was becoming a familiar pattern with George's songs, John was not present for the session.

The earlier part of the session was spent making tape to tape copies of the Trident mono and stereo mixes for "Honey Pie" and "Marsha My Dear" and preparing mono/stereo mixes for "While My Guitar Gently Weeps".

Source: Complete Beatles Chronicle

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 6, 1968

On sunday, October 6 1968 The Beatles were on The Smothers Brothers with the historical performance of Hey Jude.  The mics were live, and ALL instruments were on tape,but it was electrifying! It was actually a recorded performance on the British DICK CAVETT SHOW, edited for overseas telecast.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 5, 1968

Trident Studios

George overdubbing as lead vocal on "Savoy Truffle"

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 4, 1968

Trident Studios

"Martha My Dear" was almost completed today featuring Paul.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 3, 1968

Trident Studios, London

A new song written by George, "Savoy Truffle" was inspired by Eric Clapton's love for chocolate. George, Paul and Ringo worked into the wee hours on this date.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 2, 1968

Trident Studios, London

Paul overdubbing as lead vocal for "Honey Pie".

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 1, 1968

Trident Studios

The Beatles returned to Trident Studios to record Paul's "Honey Pie".

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicles

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: September 30, 1968
The #1 song in the US on September 30, 1968