Hey Jude - Number One!
This album was produced and written by George Harrison and was recorded in England (1967) and Bombay (1968). Joined by Ringo Starr and Eric Clapton and all instrumental. Here are a few of the tracks: Microbes, Red Lady. Medley, Tabla And Pakavaj, Love Scene, Crying, Cowboy Museum, Fantasy Sequins, Glass Box, On The Bed, Wonderwall To Be Here, and Singing Ohm
Unfortunately, Wonderwall Music did not make it to the charts in the UK, although it reached number 49 in the US in early 1969.
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.
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.
`Hey Jude' number 1, 5th week, 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
The Beatles on the cover of Rolling Stone
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.