On November 22, 1968.

The White Album

On November 22, 1968, “Apple” label released the self titled, ninth Beatles studio album, known as the “White Album”.  It was recorded May – October 1968, at the “EMI Studios” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by George Martin. In 2003, magazine “Rolling Stone” ranked it at number 10 on its list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time”.

Personnel

  • John Lennon– lead, harmony and backing vocals, acoustic, lead, rhythm  and bass guitars; piano, Hammond organ, harmonium, Mellotron , harmonica,  tenor saxophone,  extra drums and assorted percussion, tapes, tape loops, sound effects
  • Paul McCartney– lead, harmony and backing vocals, acoustic, lead, rhythm and bass guitars, acoustic and electric pianos, Hammond organ, assorted percussion,  tambourine, cowbell, hand shake bell, handclaps, foot taps, vocal percussion, drums, recorder, flugelhorn
  • George Harrison– lead, harmony and backing vocals, lead, rhythm, acoustic and bass guitars, Hammond organ, extra drums and assorted percussion and sound effects
  • Ringo Starr– lead and backing vocals, drums and assorted percussion, piano , sleigh bell
  • Eric Clapton– lead guitar
  • Harry Klein, Dennis Walton, Ronald Chamberlain, Jim Chest, Rex Morris – saxophone
  • Raymond Newman, David Smith – clarinet
  • Art Ellefson, Danny Mossand,  Derek Collins – tenor sax
  • Ronnie Rossand Bernard George – baritone sax
  • Ted Barker – trombone
  • Leon Calvert – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Alf Reece – tuba
  • Mal Evans– trumpet, handclaps, backing vocals
  • Stanley Reynolds, Ronnie Hughes – trumpet
  • Tony Tunstall – French horn
  • Henry Datyner, Eric Bowie, Norman Lederman, Ronald Thomas, Bernard Miller, Dennis McConnell, Lou Soufier, Les Maddox – violin
  • Jack Fallon– violin
  • John Underwood and Keith Cummings, Leo Birnbaum, Henry Myerscough– viola
  • Reginald Kilby, Eldon Fox – cello
  • Frederick Alexander – cello
  • Chris Shepard – stumpf fiddle
  • Yoko Ono– lead and backing vocals, speech, tapes, sound effects
  • Jackie Lomax– backing vocals, handclaps
  • The Mike Sammes Singers– backing vocals
  • Maureen Starkey– backing vocals
  • Pattie Harrison– backing vocals
  • Richard Hamilton – design

Track listing

All tracks by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, except where noted.

  1. Back in the U.S.S,R
  2. Dear Prudence
  3. Glass Onion
  4. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  5. Wild Honey Pie
  6. The Continuing Story of Bungallow Bill
  7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison
  8. Happiness Is a Warm Gun
  9. Martha My Dear
  10. I’m So Tired
  11. Blackbird
  12. Piggies – George Harrison
  13. Rocky Raccoon
  14. Don’t Pass Me By – Richard Starkey
  15. Why Don’t We Do it in the Road
  16. I Will
  17. Julia
  18. Birthday
  19. Yer Blues
  20. Mother’s Nature Son
  21. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me and My Monkey
  22. Sexy Sadie
  23. Helter Skelter
  24. Long, Long, Long – George Harrison
  25. Revolution 1
  26. Honey Pie
  27. Savoy Truffle – George Harrison
  28. Cry Baby Cry
  29. Revolution 9
  30. Good Night

 

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