On this day in 1968, drummer Ringo Starr rejoined the Beatles.
He had quit the band two weeks earlier. The Beatles had managed to keep the news away from the press and the public. Ringo had quit after feeling like the odd man out. During his time away from the band, he wrote "Octopus's Garden" on a yacht he borrowed from his friend actor Peter Sellers.
The band asked Ringo to return via a telegram. They said they loved him and thought he was the best rock n' roll drummer in the world.
Ringo arrived at Abbey Road to discover his drum kit covered with flowers spelling "Welcome Back, Ringo."