1966

Mixing: Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Work on Got To Get You Into My Life, one of the most complicated recordings on the Revolver album, concluded on this night.

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.

Recording: Here, There And Everywhere

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although they had begun recording Here, There And Everywhere during a session two days before, The Beatles recorded nine further takes on this day.

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 Yesterday… And Today was quickly withdrawn by Capitol Records after an outcry over the infamous ‘butcher’ photograph that adorned the sleeve.

Recording: Here, There And Everywhere

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The backing track for one of Paul McCartney‘s Revolver highlights, Here, There And Everywhere, was begun on this day.

Recording, mixing: Good Day Sunshine

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The recording of Good Day Sunshine, which had begun on the previous day, was completed on this day during an afternoon session.

Recording: Good Day Sunshine

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The backing track for Paul McCartney‘s song Good Day Sunshine was recorded during a 12-hour session which began at 2.30pm.

Recording, mixing: I Want To Tell You, Yellow Submarine

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick George Harrison‘s song I Want To Tell You was completed during this session, which began at 7pm and ended at 2.30am the following morning.

Recording, mixing: I Want To Tell You, Yellow Submarine

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Work began on George Harrison‘s third song for Revolver during this session. I Want To Tell You initially had the working title Laxton’s Superb, a brand of apple, following the use of Granny Smith during the recording of Love You To.

Recording: Yellow Submarine

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Having recorded the backing track on 26 May 1966, The Beatles and friends added sound effects and backing vocals for Yellow Submarine on this day.

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.