Global Inflight- At the time of its November 1968 release, we had no way of knowing that the unparalleled intensity of world-wide fame, the sudden death of Beatles manager Brian Epstein, and the complexities of adult romantic relationships  had all conspired to fracture the internal unity of the band so that their only double album was, in reality, the first Beatles solo albums. In part one, Paul McCartney gives a frank glimpse into what quickly became known as “The White Album” with details on John Lennon‘s “Dear Prudence”,”Happiness is a Warm Gun”,”Julia”, and “Glass Onion” plus Paul’s “Ob La Di”,”Martha My Dear”,”Rocky Raccoon”, “Blackbird”,”Back in the USSR”, and comments on “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and the unreleased “Not Guilty” from the late George Harrison. – Redbeard

(From far left: producer George Martin, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, John Lennon at Abbey Road #2 Summer 1968 )