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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 31, 1968

After Paul spent time in New York with Linda and her daughter Heather, the three arrived in London on this day. During this time they decided to become a family together. Five days later they traveled to Scotland to stay at Paul's farmhouse retreat.

Meanwhile, Hey Jude remained Number One.

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 30, 1968

Hey Jude is still Number One!

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 29, 1968

Today Geoff Emerick prepared the remaining stereo mixes for the Yellow Submarine track Album - Hey Bulldog, All Together Now, All You Need is Love, and Only A Northern Song.

This latter title was a "Mock Stereo" mix, worked from the mono master rather than the original four-track. The Beatles were mildly criticised over the Yellow Submarine LP for giving less than their usually excellent value-for-money. Never happy with the Yellow Submarine Project, perhaps the Beatles felt that they were better off consigning it entirely to the past.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 28, 1968

Hey Jude - Number One!

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 27, 1968

Hey Jude - Number One!

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 26, 1968

`Hey Jude' number 1, 5th week, 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).

The Beatles on the cover of Rolling Stone

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 25, 1968

John and Yoko announce that their child should be born in February. Unfortunately, Ono suffered a miscarriage on  November 21st 1968 at Queen Charlotte's Hospital, London. The unborn child was named John Ono Lennon II, and was buried by the couple in a secret location.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 24, 1968

Today George Harrison produced "Is This What You Want? by Jackie Lomax at Sound Recorders Studio.

Meanwhile, Stereo mixing and editing the B side of `Yellow Submarine'. 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 23, 1968

The Beatles "Hey Jude" was playing world wide and Paul McCartney was enjoying a 10-day holiday with Linda Eastman. 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 22, 1968

Studio 1. The George Martin Orchestra (41 musicians directed by Martin), re-records the B-side of `Yellow Submarine' LP.