1966

Recording: Doctor Robert

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The third song for Revolver written about drug-taking, following Tomorrow Never Knows and Got To Get You Into My Life, the backing track for Doctor Robert was recorded on this day.

Recording, mixing: Rain

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles finished recording Rain, the b-side for their next single Paperback Writer, during an 11-hour session on this day.

Recording, mixing: Paperback Writer, Rain

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles had begun recording their next single, Paperback Writer, on the previous day. It was completed during this session, as was the backing track of its b-side, Rain.

Recording, mixing: Love You To, Paperback Writer

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles completed George Harrison‘s Indian-flavoured Love You To on this day, before beginning work on their next single, Paperback Writer.

Recording, mixing: Got To Get You Into My Life, Love You To

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles returned after the weekend to continue recording Got To Get You Into My Life, the rhythm track of which had been completed on 8 April 1966. They also began work on George Harrison‘s Indian-flavoured Love You To.

Recording: Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The first Revolver session in Abbey Road’s Studio Two saw the completion of the rhythm track of Paul McCartney‘s Got To Get You Into My Life.

Recording: Tomorrow Never Knows, Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The second day of recording for The Beatles’ Revolver saw a continuation of work on Tomorrow Never Knows, and an early version of Paul McCartney‘s Got To Get You Into My Life.

Recording: Tomorrow Never Knows

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The first session for The Beatles’ Revolver took place on this day, with three takes of John Lennon‘s remarkable Tomorrow Never Knows.

The Beatles fail to win any Grammy Awards

On 13 February 1966 The Beatles were nominated in 10 of the categories for the 8th Grammy Awards. The ceremony took place in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel, New York.

John Lennon: “We’re more popular than Jesus”

The following article was published in the London Evening Standard newspaper on 4 March 1966. A fascinating portrait of John Lennon‘s home life, it was written by Maureen Cleave, a close friend to The Beatles. The piece was headlined “How does a Beatle live? John Lennon lives like this”. It grew notorious in later months… Read more »

UK EP release: Yesterday

On the same day that John Lennon’s comments that The Beatles were “more popular than Jesus were first published, The Beatles released the Yesterday EP in the United Kingdom.