Promotional films for We Can Work It Out, Day Tripper, Help!, Ticket To Ride and I Feel Fine

The Beatles returned to Twickenham Film Studios on this day to film promotional videos for their forthcoming single We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper, as well as older songs Help!, Ticket To Ride and I Feel Fine. Read more »

Mixing: I’m Looking Through You, You Won’t See Me, Girl, Wait, The Word, Michelle

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

With recording for Rubber Soul completed on 11 November 1965, all that was left to do were final mono and stereo mixes, and the deciding of the running order. Read more »

Recording, mixing: The Word, You Won’t See Me, Girl, Wait, I’m Looking Through You

Room 65, Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The last day of recording for Rubber Soul was a busy one, with four songs completed and another mixed for mono and stereo. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Run For Your Life, We Can Work It Out, The Word, I’m Looking Through You

Room 65, Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

In the afternoon, most likely without The Beatles being present, George Martin created stereo mixes of two recently-recorded songs. It was followed by an evening session in which the group completed two other songs. Read more »

Editing, mixing: The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record, Michelle, What Goes On, Run For Your Life, Think For Yourself

Room 65, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles were not present for this mono and stereo mixing session overseen by George Martin. Five recordings were prepared for release, including the group's third fan club message. Read more »

Recording: Beatle Speech, Think For Yourself, The Beatles’ Third Christmas Record

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

The Beatles had recorded George Harrison's If I Needed Someone in October 1965. On this day they recorded another of his compositions, Think For Yourself, under the working title Won't Be There With You. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »