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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

Recording, mixing: It’s All Too Much

De Lane Lea Recording Studios, London
Engineer: Dave Siddle

This was The Beatles' second consecutive session at the independent De Lane Lea Studios, where they continued work on It's All Too Much. The session took place from 7pm until midnight, and was conducted without producer George Martin being present. Read more »

Recording: It’s All Too Much

De Lane Lea Recording Studios, London
Engineer: Dave Siddle

The Beatles recorded away from EMI Studios once again on this day, moving to the independent De Lane Lea Studios, then situated at 129 Kingsway, London. Read more »