The Beatles’ diary -- February 1968

February 1968

Saturday, 3rd February

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 3 (14:30–18:00) during which they recorded Lady Madonna.

Sunday, 4th February

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 3 (14:30–17:30) during which they recorded Across The Universe.

A further session took place between 20:00–02:00 in Studio 3 at which they recorded Across The Universe.

Tuesday, 6th February

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 1 (14:30–02:00) during which they recorded The Inner Light.

Thursday, 8th February

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (14:30–21:00) during which they recorded The Inner Light and Across The Universe.

Sunday, 11th February

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 3 (16:00–02:00) during which they recorded Hey Bulldog.

Thursday, 15th February

John and George flew to Rishikesh to study Transcendental Meditation. They were met by Mal, and Cynthia remembered their arrival being very unheralded – which made a nice change from the usual rigmarole.

Monday, 19th February

Paul and Ringo flew to Delhi. “Usually,” said Ringo, “when I tell people that I want to get somewhere quietly, it turns out that everyone knows. But this time, we just drove into Delhi, got a ticket, and that was it.”

Tuesday, 20th February

Over the coming weeks each Beatle achieved a varying degree of success. Naturally, it was George who took it the most seriously.

Wednesday, 21st February

Flushed with enthusiasm for their new-found hobby, they drew up plans for a documentary on the Maharishi. They even went so far as to cable London to fly out some film equipment.

Sunday, 25th February

The Maharishi throwing a little party for George’s birthday.


 
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