Live: Nippon Budokan Hall, Tokyo

The Beatles' long journey to Tokyo ended with their arrival at Haneda Airport at 3.40am on this morning. In the evening they played the first of five concerts at the Nippon Budokan Hall. Read more »

Live: Ernst Merck Halle, Hamburg

The Beatles hadn't been to Hamburg since 1 January 1963, following their final residency at the city's Star-Club venue. On this day, however, they were greeting as conquering heroes by an adoring crowd. Read more »

Live: Grugahalle, Essen, Germany

In the morning The Beatles were driven in a fleet of Mercedes cars, flanked by police on motorcycles, to Munich railway station. From there a special train took The Beatles from Munich to Essen for two shows at the Grugahalle. Read more »

Mixing: Eleanor Rigby, She Said She Said, Good Day Sunshine, Yellow Submarine, Tomorrow Never Knows, Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Recording for the Revolver album had been completed the day before. During this final session, mono and stereo mixes of six songs were made to complete the album. Read more »

Mixing, editing: Love You To, I Want To Tell You, Here, There And Everywhere, For No One, Doctor Robert, Taxman

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

There were three scheduled sessions at Abbey Road on this day, as The Beatles rushed to complete work on Revolver. The first two sessions were for the creation of mono and stereo mixes for six songs, and the third saw the recording of a new song, She Said She Said. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Here, There And Everywhere, Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

The recording of two Revolver songs was completed during this session, which began at 7pm and finished at 1.30am the following morning. Read more »

The Beatles’ only live Top Of The Pops appearance

Although by June 1966 it had been running for over two years, The Beatles had never previously appeared live on the BBC music show Top Of The Pops. They had pre-recorded exclusive performances in BBC studios, or sent promotional clips to be played on the show. Read more »

US album release: Yesterday… And Today

One of The Beatles' most controversial - and later sought-after - releases came out in America on this day. Yesterday... And Today was quickly withdrawn by Capitol Records after an outcry over the infamous 'butcher' photograph that adorned the sleeve. Read more »

Recording, mixing: And Your Bird Can Sing, For No One, I’m Only Sleeping, Tomorrow Never Knows, Eleanor Rigby

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Mono mixes of four Revolver songs were made during this session, and a final vocal overdub was added to Eleanor Rigby. Read more »