On this date in 1968 The Beatles entered EMI's Abbey Road Studios to start recording what came to be known as The White Album. The group's 9th studio release was issued in a album cover that was completely white, with "The Beatles" embossed on it.
In the course of recording it, tensions flared. Both Ringo Starr and producer George Martin walked out on the project at different points. In addition to creative differences, Yoko Ono's presence contributed to the discord.
The album, released in November, may have more different styles of music on its four sides than any other Rock album before it or since.