February 16, 1968
George and Patti Harrison, and John and Cynthia Lennon fly to India for 2 months of transcendental meditation study with Mahareshi Mahesh Yogi. Ringo and Maureen Starr, Paul McCartney and Jane Asher, Mia Farrow, and Donovan join them 3 days later. The Starrs return to England within a fortnight.
February 29, 1968
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is named album of the year at the Grammies - Best Contemporary Album, Best Engineered Record, and Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts.
June 5, 1968
Recording of The Beatles, better known as the "White Album", begins with the song This Is Some Friendly, the working title for the song Don't Pass Me By, written by Ringo. The "White Album" is released as a double set on November 22, 1968.
June 28, 1968
Ringo records the closing song, Good Night, for the "White Album", a John Lennon composition for his five year old son, Julian.
July 17, 1968
The feature-length animated film Yellow Submarine premieres at the Pavilion in London.
July 29, 1968
The first tracks of Hey Jude, takes 1 - 6, were recorded at Abbey Road Studios, and the following day takes 7 - 23. Up till this time the Beatles used the four track studios at Abbey Road. They found another studio,Trident Studios, in London with newer 8-track facilities, and so a re-make of Hey Jude started on July 31st. Mixing lasted until August 8th with the mono mix completed at Abbey Road Studios.
August 26, 1968
Apple Corps releases its first product, five singles including the Beatles single Hey Jude with Revolution, which becomes the biggest hit for the group.