May 1966

John Lennon is filmed with Bob Dylan

The Beatles were all fans of Bob Dylan, whom they had first met in August 1964. They met him again the following year, and once more on this day during his tour of the United Kingdom.

Recording: Yellow Submarine

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Geoff Emerick The backing track for Paul McCartney‘s children’s song Yellow Submarine was recorded on this day, along with lead and backing vocals.

Filming: Paperback Writer, Rain

Following the previous day‘s shoot inside EMI Studios, The Beatles went on location at Chiswick House in London, to film promotional clips for their forthcoming single Paperback Writer/Rain.

Recording: For No One

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Paul McCartney‘s song For No One was completed on this day, with the addition of a French horn overdub played by Alan Civil.

Filming: Paperback Writer, Rain

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road For the imminent release of the Paperback Writer/Rain single, The Beatles were unwilling to appear on television for promotion. Instead, they took part in a two-day shoot which resulted in a total of seven promotional films for the songs.

Recording, mixing: Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick This 12-hour session, which began at 2.30pm, was devoted entirely to overdubs and mixing for Paul McCartney‘s Got To Get You Into My Life.

Recording, mixing: Taxman, For No One

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although only around half of Revolver had been recorded by this time, a day of mixing and assembling master tapes took place during this session, which began at 2.30pm.

Recording: For No One

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles recorded 10 takes of the backing track for Paul McCartney‘s song For No One on this day, in a short session which began at 7pm and finished at 11pm.

Recording: I’m Only Sleeping

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Recording for I’m Only Sleeping concluded on this day, with the addition of vocals by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

Recording: I’m Only Sleeping

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although they had recorded a remake of I’m Only Sleeping on 29 April 1966, on this day The Beatles returned to take 11 of their 27 April recording to add two guitar overdubs.