October 1966

Mixing: Paperback Writer

Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick After Brian Epstein told EMI that The Beatles would not be making any new music available for the Christmas market, the record company chose to prepare the first UK compilation of their music.

George and Pattie Harrison leave India

George Harrison and his wife Pattie had flown to India on 14 September 1966 to study yoga and the sitar in Bombay (Mumbai). On this day they returned to England, arriving at London Airport.

Brian Epstein denies The Beatles’ split

Despite having been hospitalised the previous month after overdosing on prescription medicine, The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein was forced to emerge from his recuperation clinic on this day to deny reports that Paul McCartney was leaving the group.