Mixing: Please Please Me, Ask Me Why

12.00pm, Friday 30 November 1962 (51 years ago)

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles had recorded their second single, Please Please Me, during a three hour session at Abbey Road’s studio two on 26 November 1962. The song and its b-side, Ask Me Why, were mixed in mono on this day.

The start and end times are unknown. The Beatles were not present; they performed at Liverpool’s Cavern Club at lunchtime, and at the Town Hall in Newton-le-Willows in the evening.

Please Please Me was the first song to be mixed. The mono mix appeared on both the single and the Please Please Me album. It was followed by a mono mix of take six of Ask Me Why.

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