1966

Recording: For No One

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Paul McCartney‘s song For No One was completed on this day, with the addition of a French horn overdub played by Alan Civil.

Filming: Paperback Writer, Rain

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road For the imminent release of the Paperback Writer/Rain single, The Beatles were unwilling to appear on television for promotion. Instead, they took part in a two-day shoot which resulted in a total of seven promotional films for the songs.

Recording, mixing: Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick This 12-hour session, which began at 2.30pm, was devoted entirely to overdubs and mixing for Paul McCartney‘s Got To Get You Into My Life.

Recording, mixing: Taxman, For No One

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although only around half of Revolver had been recorded by this time, a day of mixing and assembling master tapes took place during this session, which began at 2.30pm.

Recording: For No One

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles recorded 10 takes of the backing track for Paul McCartney‘s song For No One on this day, in a short session which began at 7pm and finished at 11pm.

Recording: I’m Only Sleeping

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Recording for I’m Only Sleeping concluded on this day, with the addition of vocals by John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.

Recording: I’m Only Sleeping

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although they had recorded a remake of I’m Only Sleeping on 29 April 1966, on this day The Beatles returned to take 11 of their 27 April recording to add two guitar overdubs.

Recording, mixing: Eleanor Rigby, I’m Only Sleeping

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick In a session that began at 5pm and finished at 1am the following morning, The Beatles worked on two songs for Revolver: Eleanor Rigby and I’m Only Sleeping.

Recording: Eleanor Rigby

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The first session for Paul McCartney‘s most famous and best-loved songs, Eleanor Rigby, took place on this day, with the recording of the string octet backing.

Recording: And Your Bird Can Sing

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles returned to John Lennon‘s And Your Bird Can Sing on this day, following initial attempts on 20 April.

Mixing: Got To Get You Into My Life

Room 65, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Peter Vince This hour-long session saw two mono mixes made of Got To Get You Into My Life, which The Beatles had recorded on 8 and 11 April 1966.

Recording: Taxman, Tomorrow Never Knows

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Work continued on two Revolver songs on this day: Taxman and Tomorrow Never Knows.

Recording: Taxman

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although they had recorded four takes of the song on the previous day, The Beatles started work afresh on George Harrison‘s Taxman, the song which opened Revolver.

Recording, mixing: And Your Bird Can Sing, Taxman

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick A 12-hour session took place on this day, during which The Beatles worked on two songs for Revolver, although the recordings of both were later scrapped. Work began at 2.30 in the afternoon, and finished at 2.30am the following morning.

Recording, mixing: Doctor Robert

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles had recorded the backing track for Doctor Robert on 17 April 1966. Two days later they completed the song, in a session lasting from 2.30pm to midnight.