1965

Recording: I’m Looking Through You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith It took The Beatles three different attempts to record Paul McCartney‘s song I’m Looking Through You: on this day and on 6 and 10 November.

Recording: In My Life, Nowhere Man

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineers: Stuart Eltham, Norman Smith There were three separate recording sessions booked at Abbey Road’s Studio Two on this day. The first took place from 10.30-11.30am, and saw George Martin record the baroque-style piano overdub onto In My Life.

Recording: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown), Nowhere Man

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had attempted to record Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) on 12 October 1965, but were dissatisfied with the results. On this day they completed the song, and recorded an early attempt at John Lennon‘s Nowhere Man.

Recording: We Can Work It Out

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had recorded Day Tripper at Abbey Road on 16 October 1965. Four days later they began work on the other song on the double a-side single, We Can Work It Out.

Recording: unused Christmas fan club messages

The Beatles had recorded messages for their fan club in 1963 and 1964, and this year was no different. Unusually, however, it took them two attempts to complete the 1965 recording, the first of which was made on this day.

Recording: If I Needed Someone, In My Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Having recorded the backing track two days previously, The Beatles completed If I Needed Someone, the first of two compositions by George Harrison for the Rubber Soul album.

Recording: Day Tripper, If I Needed Someone

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles worked on two songs on this day. The first, Day Tripper, appeared on their final single of 1965 along with We Can Work It Out. They also recorded the rhythm track for If I Needed Someone, George Harrison‘s first composition for… Read more »

Recording: Drive My Car

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded Drive My Car, the opening song for Rubber Soul, on this day at EMI Studios in London. It was the second recording session for the album.

Zak Starkey is born

On 13 September 1965 Ringo Starr‘s wife Maureen Starkey gave birth to their first son Zak.

US single release: Yesterday

Although The Beatles chose not to release Yesterday as a single in the UK, their US record label Capitol Records decided otherwise and released it with the b-side Act Naturally.

Travel: San Francisco to London

With their 1965 tour of North America complete, The Beatles flew back to London on the evening of 1 September. They landed at London Airport (later renamed Heathrow) the following morning.

Live: Cow Palace, San Francisco

The Beatles gave two performances at the Cow Palace in San Francisco on this day. It was the 10th and final stop on their 1965 tour of North America.

Live: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

This was The Beatles’ third and final concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, following performances on 23 August 1964 and 29 August 1965.

Live: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles

The Beatles had performed a triumphant show at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on 23 August 1964. A little over a year later, they returned for two further sell-out shows.

Live: Balboa Stadium, San Diego

Following a five-day break at a Beverly Hills mansion belonging to Zsa Zsa Gabor, The Beatles’ 1965 North American tour resumed on this day with a concert at the Balboa Stadium in San Diego, California.