Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles recorded two more takes of Strawberry Fields Forever, numbered 5 and 6, during this 2.30-8pm session.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles recorded three more takes of Strawberry Fields Forever during this 7pm-1.30am session.
John Lennon filmed a second appearance on the comedy television show Not Only… But Also on this day.
Dick James House, 71-75 New Oxford Street, London Producer: George Martin The Beatles’ fourth Christmas record, Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas, was recorded on this day at the first floor demo studio owned by their publisher, Dick James.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick With touring behind them, The Beatles retreated from public view to begin work on their eighth album. They were keen to use the studio to its full potential, experimenting with different sounds with the intention of producing their best work to date.
The Four Tops had performed at the Savile Theatre in London on 13 November 1966. The venue was owned by The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, and the backdrop for the performance was said to have been designed by Paul McCartney.
Paul McCartney had flown to France on 6 November 1966, and met Mal Evans in Bordeaux on 12 November before flying to Kenya for a safari holiday.
One week after beginning his road trip across France, Paul McCartney had a rendezvous with The Beatles’ roadie Mal Evans in Bordeaux.
Room 65, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Peter Bown This was the last of four mixing sessions to prepare stereo versions of Beatles songs ahead of the UK compilation album A Collection Of Beatles Oldies on 9 December 1966.
Room 53, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Geoff Emerick George Martin was not present for this third stereo mixing session for the UK compilation A Collection Of Beatles Oldies compilation, which was released on 9 December 1966, so balance engineer Geoff Emerick oversaw the work.
On the day before her exhibition Unfinished Paintings And Objects was to open, Japanese artist Yoko Ono was introduced to John Lennon for the first time.
Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick This was the second of four mixing sessions to prepare stereo versions of The Beatles’ songs ahead of the UK release of the A Collection Of Beatles Oldies compilation on 9 December 1966.
On this day Paul McCartney flew to France on a plane-ferry from Lydd airport in Kent, England.
Having completed his work on the Richard Lester film How I Won The War, John Lennon returned to London on this day.
On 21 October 1966 more than 150,000 cubic metres of excavated mining debris, mud and slurry from Merthyr Vale Colliery in south Wales collapsed, engulfing a school in the village of Aberfan and killing 116 children and 28 adults.
Brian Epstein‘s NEMS company had moved from Liverpool to London in 1963, establishing an office at 13 Monmouth Street in the centre of the capital.