Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

John Lennon purchased a poster advertising Pablo Fanques' Fair from an antique shop while filming the promo clip for Strawberry Fields Forever on 31 January 1967. He adapted the poster's words into a song, and on this day work began on the result: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, the song which closed the first half of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Good Morning Good Morning

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

The Beatles left their usual surroundings of Studio Two for the smaller Studio Three for this session, which saw vocals and bass guitar overdubbed onto the rhythm track of Good Morning Good Morning. Read more »

Recording, mixing: A Day In The Life, Only A Northern Song

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Although it never appeared on the album, the first song by George Harrison recorded for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was Only A Northern Song. It was eventually released in January 1969 on the soundtrack for the Yellow Submarine film. Read more »

Recording: Fixing A Hole

Regent Sound Studio, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Adrian Ibbetson

This was The Beatles' first EMI recording session to take place in a British studio other than Abbey Road. The studios there were all booked on this day, so the group decamped to Regent Sound Studio at 164-166 Tottenham Court Road, London. Read more »

Recording: Good Morning Good Morning

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

The Beatles recorded eight takes of the rhythm track for the Sgt Pepper song Good Morning Good Morning on this evening, in a session which began at 7pm and ended at 2.15am the following morning. Read more »

Mixing: A Day In The Life

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

A rough mono mix of A Day In The Life was made in the control room of Studio Three on this day. It was for demo purposes and wasn't intended for release, as recording wasn't yet complete on the song. Read more »

Recording: A Day In The Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

This second session for A Day In The Life began with three reduction mixes to reduce four tracks down to two. Afterwards the rhythm parts were on track one and the vocals, double tracked at times, and occasional piano onto track two. Read more »