April 1967

Recording, mixing: Magical Mystery Tour

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Work continued on the Magical Mystery Tour song during this session, with the addition of more vocals and some initial mono mixes.

Recording: Magical Mystery Tour

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick In a session which began at 7pm and finished at 2am the following morning, The Beatles overdubbed a number of instruments onto the Magical Mystery Tour song’s backing track.

Recording: Magical Mystery Tour

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles began work on the title track of what would become their next film and EP/LP release, Magical Mystery Tour, recording three takes of the backing track.

Mixing: Good Morning Good Morning, Only A Northern Song

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Mono mixes of the Sgt Pepper song Good Morning Good Morning were finalised during this session, and a non-album track – George Harrison‘s Only A Northern Song – was also mixed.

The Beatles & Co. is formed

In order to control their various business interests, The Beatles’ tax advisors suggested they form an umbrella company. Formed on this day, it was named The Beatles & Co.

Paul McCartney flies from Denver to Los Angeles

On 4 April 1967, Paul McCartney and Mal Evans had flown from England to the United States to meet Jane Asher on her 21st birthday. They spent several days on holiday in central and West Coast USA.

Paul McCartney and Mal Evans holiday in Denver

Paul McCartney and Mal Evans continued their stay in Denver, Colorado on this day, without Jane Asher, who was appearing in a matinée performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet in the city.

Paul McCartney films Jane Asher in Denver

Paul McCartney and Mal Evans had flown to the United States on 4 April 1967, to surprise Jane Asher on her 21st birthday. Afterwards they spent several days together.

Mixing: Sgt Pepper crossfades, Good Morning Good Morning

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Sgt Pepper song Good Morning Good Morning was mixed in mono and stereo during this session, and crossfades for the album were assembled. The session ran from 7pm until 1am the following morning.