June 1967

Recording, mixing: All You Need Is Love

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The day after the Our World satellite broadcast of The Beatles’ All You Need Is Love, the song was mixed in mono in preparation for its release as a single.

The Beatles on Our World: All You Need Is Love

With seemingly unstoppable momentum during the summer of 1967, on 18 May The Beatles signed a contract to represent the BBC, and Britain, on Our World, the world’s first live television satellite link-up to be seen by approximately 400 million people across five continents.

Recording: All You Need Is Love

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick This was the second day of orchestral rehearsals for All You Need Is Love, ahead of the worldwide satellite broadcast Our World on 25 June 1967.

Recording: All You Need Is Love

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick This was the first day the orchestral instruments were recorded for All You Need Is Love. The musicians were also present for the next two sessions, culminating in the worldwide satellite broadcast Our World on 25 June 1967.

Mixing: All You Need Is Love

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick With the basic backing track for All You Need Is Love largely complete, mono mixes were made on this day to be given to the BBC.

Paul McCartney admits taking LSD

On 17 June 1967, Life Magazine ran an interview with Paul McCartney in which the Beatle admitted to having taken LSD. The UK press immediately seized upon it, and two days later McCartney gave a statement to Independent Television News (ITN).

Recording: All You Need Is Love

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles had begun work on All You Need Is Love on 14 June 1967. Five days later they continued recording.

Recording: All You Need Is Love

Studio One, Olympic Sound Studios, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Eddie Kramer On 18 May 1967 a contract was signed committing The Beatles to represent the BBC and Britain in a worldwide satellite broadcast on Sunday 25 June. They were to be shown performing an especially-written song: All You Need Is Love.

US album release: The Family Way

On this day the soundtrack to the 1966 film The Family Way was issued in the United States, following its release in the UK on 6 January 1967. It was mostly composed by Paul McCartney.

Editing, mixing: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The five discrete parts of You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) were edited together during this session into a single take.

Recording: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The third recording session for You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) was one of the most interesting, involving a guest appearance from a Rolling Stone, and the recording of four separate parts of the song.

Recording: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick This was the second session for one of The Beatles’ most bizarre recordings: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number), following initial work on 17 May 1967.

McCartney and Harrison watch Jimi Hendrix in London

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr had first seen The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing on 11 January 1967 at the Bag O’Nails club in London. On this day McCartney, George Harrison, Jane Asher and Pattie Boyd watched them headline a bill at the city’s Saville Theatre.

Recording, mixing: It’s All Too Much

De Lane Lea Recording Studios, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Dave Siddle This was The Beatles’ fourth consecutive session at the independent De Lane Lea Studios, where they finished work on It’s All Too Much. The session took place from 7pm until 2.15am.

Recording: Untitled

De Lane Lea Recording Studios, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Dave Siddle On the evening that the Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album had its UK release, The Beatles went to De Lane Lea Studios at 129 Kingsway, London, where between 10.30pm and 3.30am they recorded a number of instrumental jams.