So this was the weekend that The Beatles, instantly and forevermore known as the White Album, hit the streets (Nov. 22 in the UK, 25 in the U.S.). As a 13-month-old, I didn’t really get a chance to participate in all the hoopla, so I’ve invited friend of the blog Knox Bronson to share his memories:

Meanwhile, in my obsessive focus on the reissue over the last few days, I’ve missed a couple of things. One was a lengthy interview that Paul did with Radio Luxembourg, where he went into great detail about some of the new songs. The Beatles Bible has a complete transcript here.

Also, yesterday George Harrison was in the studio with Eric Clapton and Cream to record the song “Badge” for the band’s swan song, Goodbye. According to George, he and Clapton

were working across from each other and I was writing the lyrics down and we came to the middle part so I wrote “Bridge.” Eric read it upside down and cracked up laughing – “What’s BADGE?” he said. After that, Ringo walked in drunk and gave us that line about the swans living in the park.

I love that last line. “Ringo walked in drunk and gave us that line about the swans living in the park.” How I can I top that? Goodnight everybody!