The Beatles’ diary -- May 1968

May 1968

Monday, 6th May

After the happy, groovy ‘Summer of Love’ six months back, the world got a rude awakening in ’68. It was whilst all of this was going on that John wrote his controversial hit ‘Revolution’.

Thursday, 9th May

John and Ringo had a meeting to discuss the possibility of opening up a kid’s school. The idea was to hire John’s old school mate (and trained teacher), Ivy Vaughan, to run it for fifty quid a week.

Saturday, 11th May

John, Paul and Neil Aspinall flew to America to start promoting Apple.

Sunday, 12th May

John and Paul held a business meeting aboard a Chinese junk, sailing around the Statue of Liberty.

Monday, 13th May

The Beatles announced the launch of Apple at the Americana Hotel, New York. After all the interviews were over, they had a little party out the back and Paul met Linda again, where she slipped him her phone number.

Tuesday, 14th May

John and Paul appeared on ‘The Tonight Show’ but wished they hadn’t bothered. John remembered: “It was terrible! There was this baseball player hosting the show, and they didn’t tell us. He was asking, ‘Which one’s Ringo?’ And all that shit!”

Saturday, 18th May

John convened his famous meeting to tell everyone that he was Jesus. “I’ve got something very important to tell you all. I am… Jesus Christ. I have come back again. This is my thing.”

Sunday, 19th May

John invited Yoko round his house and they made some music together – literally – because they worked on the ‘Two Virgins’ LP.

Tuesday, 21st May

The Beatles met round George’s house and started offering up songs for the ‘White Album’. These later became known (in bootleg circles) as the ‘Kinfaun demos’. Most of them have since been made available on ‘Anthology 3’.

Wednesday, 22nd May

Cynthia also plucked up the guts to pick up her stuff, and ventured back to Kenwood. To her amazement, John acted as if nothing untoward had happened, and a brief reconciliation followed, in which life pretty much returned to normal.

Cynthia also plucked up the guts to pick up her stuff, and ventured back to Kenwood. To her amazement, John acted as if nothing untoward had happened, and a brief reconciliation followed, in which life pretty much returned to normal. She even planned a trip to Italy with Julian and her mum.

Thursday, 23rd May

Recording session for the TV show ‘All My Loving’ at the EMI Studios. This show was broadcast on 3rd November (BBC1) and featured interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr.

Thursday, 30th May

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (14:30–02:45) during which they recorded Revolution 1 and Revolution 9.

Friday, 31st May

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 3 (14:30–00:00) during which they recorded Revolution 1 and Revolution 9.


 
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