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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 11, 1968

The #1 song in the US on January 11, 1968

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 10, 1968

Recording: Wonderwall Music by George Harrison

EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India
Producer: George Harrison
Engineers: JP Sen, SN Gupta

George Harrison had flown to India on 7 January 1968 to record the soundtrack for the film Wonderwall. The second session took place on this day.

The sessions began on 9 January in Bombay (Mumbai), and the soundtrack was mostly complete by 12 January.

On this day Harrison invited camera crews in to film proceedings. Reuters filmed around 45 seconds of colour footage, and BBC News shot slightly less. In the silent footage the musicians are believed to have been working on the track Fantasy Sequins.

The musicians included Ashish Khan (sarod), ahapurush Misra (tabla and pakavaj), Sharad Jadev and Hanuman Jadev (shanhais), Shambu-Das, Indril Bhattacharya and Shankar Ghosh (sitar), Chandra Shakher (sur-bahar), Shiv Kumar Sharmar (santorr), SR Kenkare and Hari Prasad Chaurasia (flute), Vinayak Vohra (taar shehnai) and Rijram Desad (dholak, harmonium and tabla-tarang).

The Bombay sessions took place at EMI Recording Studios, based at the Universal Insurance Building, Sir Pherozeshah Mehta Rd, Fort, Bombay 400001.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 9, 1968

JOHN-LENNON-Cover-by-Avedon-The-BEATLES-Pullout-Poster.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 8, 1968

People in US were listening to Hello Goodbye by The Beatles.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 7, 1968

Recording: Wonderwall Music by George Harrison

EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India
Producer: George Harrison
Engineers: JP Sen, SN Gupta

George Harrison had flown to India on 7 January 1968 to record the soundtrack for the film Wonderwall. The second session took place on this day.

The sessions began on 9 January in Bombay (Mumbai), and the soundtrack was mostly complete by 12 January.

On this day Harrison invited camera crews in to film proceedings. Reuters filmed around 45 seconds of colour footage, and BBC News shot slightly less. In the silent footage the musicians are believed to have been working on the track Fantasy Sequins.

The musicians included Ashish Khan (sarod), ahapurush Misra (tabla and pakavaj), Sharad Jadev and Hanuman Jadev (shanhais), Shambu-Das, Indril Bhattacharya and Shankar Ghosh (sitar), Chandra Shakher (sur-bahar), Shiv Kumar Sharmar (santorr), SR Kenkare and Hari Prasad Chaurasia (flute), Vinayak Vohra (taar shehnai) and Rijram Desad (dholak, harmonium and tabla-tarang).

The Bombay sessions took place at EMI Recording Studios, based at the Universal Insurance Building, Sir Pherozeshah Mehta Rd, Fort, Bombay 400001.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 6, 1968

Top 20 Song Chart for January 6, 1968

1 - Hello Goodbye - The Beatles

2 - Judy In Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred & His Playboy Band

3 - I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips

4 - Woman, Woman - The Union Gap Featuring Gary Puckett

5 - Daydream Believer - The Monkees
 
6 - Chain Of Fools - Aretha Franklin

7 Bend Me, Shape Me - The American Breed

8 - I Second That Emotion - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles

9 - Storybook Children -  Billy Vera & Judy Clay

10 - Honey Chile - Martha Reeves And The Vandellas

11 - Summer Rain - Johnny Rivers

12 - You Better Sit Down Kids - Cher

13 - Monterey - Eric Burdon And The Animals

14 - It's Wonderful - The Young Rascals

15 - Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers
 
16 - I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) - James Brown And The Famous Flames

17 - If I Could Build My Whole World Around You - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

18 - Susan - The Buckinghams

19 - Different Drum - Stone Poneys Featuring Linda Ronstadt

20 - Come See About Me -Jr. Walker & The All Stars

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 5, 1968

The Beatles' movie "Magical Mystery Tour" is broadcast by BBC2 in the UK, in color (it had been broadcast in black and white on December 26, 1967, by BBC1). The critical response remains almost wholly negative.

Also, George Harrison in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Producing another Wonderwall recording session. George does not play any instrument on the soundtrack.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 4, 1968

The Beatles enjoying a small break.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 3, 1968

The Beatles are on a break today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: January 2, 1968

The Beatles are taking a break.