Up at 8:30am, arriving at 9:45am. Ringo first at 10:15 with the others arriving just after eleven. 

Policeman gets quite excited at a few people, and Ian missed the picture. 

George [???] and I go to Regents Park Zoo and meditate in the sun. To Krishna temple for lunch and studio for 3pm. 

Yoko, John and Ringo went to Paul + Linda’s for lunch. It was very nice. 

A page from Mal Evans’ 1969 diary, describing the day of the Abbey Road photoshoot (8th August 1969) and including Mal’s sketch of the photo/album artwork. 

Photo: Mal Evans / Mal Evans Estate.


The Beatles rehearsing at The Cavern on 22nd August, 1962 - Part One. 

These rehearsals took place prior to the recording for Granada’s Scene At 6.30, the Beatles first television appearance. These photos are also the first photos of the final Beatles line up, Ringo having joined the band officially only a few days earlier, playing his first show as a Beatle on the 18th August, 1962. 

Photos: Bill Connell & Les Chadwick (most, if not all, probably). 

(Part 2 )