Hard days and nights with the Bea­tles

The Weekend Australian - - THE NATION - AN­DREW McMILLEN NA­TIONAL MU­SIC WRITER

As a young man liv­ing in Lon­don, Richard Lush had a habit of stay­ing out all night.

When his mother found her ex­hausted son stum­bling in the front door around break­fast time, she would click her tongue and say: “Oh, those Bea­tles — God, they’ve kept you up again!”

The year was 1968, and the world’s most pop­u­lar band was record­ing its ninth al­bum.

Al­though the dou­ble LP was self-ti­tled, the col­lec­tion of 30 songs would come to be known as The White Al­bum, thanks to its stark cover de­sign.

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