McCartney and Harrison watch Donovan in London Sunday 15 January 1967 Miscellaneous Paul McCartney and George Harrison watched Donovan performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on this day. Donovan was a friend to The Beatles, particularly McCartney. He had been present during the writing of Yellow Submarine and Eleanor Rigby, and had suggested the line “Sky of blue and sea of green”. In 1968 he studied Transcendental Meditation alongside The Beatles in India. Also on this day…Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.