October 1967

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

Paul McCartney, Mal Evans and cameraman Aubrey Dewar were woken at 3.30am by a taxi driver, who had been hired to take them to locations in Nice where they could film a sequence for The Fool On The Hill for Magical Mystery Tour.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

Although the studio recording of The Fool On The Hill was complete, there was no suitable film footage available for the song.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

Another scene was filmed for the Magical Mystery Tour television special on this day, in Battersea in south London.

Recording: The Fool On The Hill, Hello, Goodbye

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott The Beatles did not perform during this session, which was booked for the overdubbing of flutes and violas onto The Fool On The Hill and Hello, Goodbye.

Recording: Hello, Goodbye

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott This was the second session for The Beatles’ single Hello, Goodbye, and took place in the huge Studio One at Abbey Road between 7pm and 3.30am. At this time the song was known by its working title Hello Hello.

Première of How I Won The War

All four Beatles, along with their wives and girlfriends, attended the première of Richard Lester’s film How I Won The War at the London Pavilion.

Recording, mixing, editing: Blue Jay Way, Shirley’s Wild Accordion

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: John Lennon Engineer: Ken Scott This was the first recording session for which John Lennon was officially listed as a producer. It saw work on two songs, George Harrison‘s Blue Jay Way, and some incidental music for the Magical Mystery Tour film known as Shirley’s Wild Accordion.

Mixing: It’s All Too Much

De Lane Lea Recording Studios, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Dave Siddle, Geoff Emerick Two Beatles sessions took place on this day, at De Lane Lea studios in London, and at EMI Studios. The first was a mixing session for the Yellow Submarine soundtrack song It’s All Too Much, written by George Harrison.

Recording: Blue Jay Way

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The recording of George Harrison‘s Magical Mystery Tour song Blue Jay Way was completed during this session, which began at 7pm and ended at midnight.

Television: The Frost Programme

Having made a well-received appearance on The Frost Programme on Friday 29 September, John Lennon and George Harrison returned to Wembley Studios in London to give another interview.

Recording, mixing: Your Mother Should Know, Hello, Goodbye

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Ken Scott This session, which began at 10pm and ended at 2.30am the following morning, saw the creation of final mono mixes of Your Mother Should Know, and the first takes of Hello, Goodbye.

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles returned to West Malling Air Station, the army base where they had recently spent a week filming Magical Mystery Tour, on this day.