November 1965

Mixing: 12-Bar Original

Room 65, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had recorded 12-Bar Original on 4 November 1965 for Rubber Soul, but it was never seriously considered for the final cut. On this day, however, a mono mix was made for the group’s personal collections.

Radio: Pop Profile

The day after The Beatles were interviewed by BBC presenter Brian Matthew for Saturday Club, John Lennon and George Harrison again spoke to him for another radio show, Pop Profile.

Radio: Saturday Club

The Beatles returned to the BBC Aeolian Hall in central London to record an interview for the corporation’s radio show Saturday Club.

The Beatles go Christmas shopping in Harrods

Harrods, the luxury department store in Knightsbridge, London, opened especially for The Beatles on this evening to allow the group to do their Christmas shopping away from fans.

Paul McCartney compères for Gene Pitney

Paul McCartney was the compère for a Gene Pitney concert in Slough, England, on this day. He announced the various acts from behind the stage curtain without the audience knowing it was him.

Recording: I’m Looking Through You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had attempted to record Paul McCartney‘s I’m Looking Through You on 24 October 1965, but were unhappy with the results. They attempted a remake on this day, but it still wasn’t considered good enough for Rubber Soul.

Recording: What Goes On, 12-Bar Original

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles were under pressure to complete the Rubber Soul album in time for the Christmas market. This necessitated two notable tactics: late-night recording sessions and the revival of old compositions.

Recording: Michelle

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith One of the highlights of the Rubber Soul album, Paul McCartney‘s Michelle, was recorded on this day at Abbey Road.

Television: The Music Of Lennon & McCartney

This was the second of two days The Beatles spent at Granada TV Centre in Manchester, during which they recorded their contributions to a television special, The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, which was first broadcast on 16 December 1965.

Television: The Music Of Lennon & McCartney

This was the first of two days at Granada TV Centre in Manchester, during which The Beatles recorded their contributions to The Music Of Lennon & McCartney, a television special first broadcast on 16 December 1965.