Recording, mixing, editing: When I’m Sixty-Four, Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane

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

Work took place on three different songs on this day, during three different sessions. The songs were When I'm Sixty-Four, Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane. Read more »

Mixing, editing: Strawberry Fields Forever

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

After reviewing the tapes of previous sessions, John Lennon decided that he liked both the original recording of Strawberry Fields Forever and the later remake. He asked George Martin to join them together, despite them being in different keys and tempos. Read more »

Recording: Christmas radio messages, When I’m Sixty-Four

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

The Beatles recorded the first song for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on this day, along with Christmas message for pirate stations Radio London and Radio Caroline. Read more »

Mixing, editing: Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas

Room 53, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Tony Barrow
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

The Beatles' fourth Christmas record, Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas, was mixed in mono and edited for release on this day, in a session which began at 9am and ended at noon. Read more »