1967

The BBC bans A Day In The Life

BBC disc jockey Kenny Everett gave the official preview of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on this day, on the radio show Where It’s At, broadcast on the BBC Light Programme from 4pm.

Press launch for Sgt Pepper

Shortly ahead of the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a press launch was held at Brian Epstein‘s house at 24 Chapel Street, London.

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

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer, engineer: Geoff Emerick Recording began for one of The Beatles’ most bizarre songs on this day. You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) was taped, mixed and edited over a number of sessions between this day and November 1969, and it remained unreleased until March 1970.

Paul McCartney meets Linda Eastman

On this evening The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein hosted a dinner party to mark the completion of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Afterwards Paul McCartney went to the Bag O’Nails nightclub to see Georgie Fame performing. At the club McCartney had his first encounter with his future wife, Linda Eastman.

Recording, mixing: All Together Now

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Geoff Emerick Perhaps inspired by having recorded Baby You’re A Rich Man during a six-hour session on the previous day, The Beatles recorded another song in just five and a half hours.

Recording, mixing: Baby You’re A Rich Man

Studio One, Olympic Sound Studios, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Keith Grant This was The Beatles’ second UK session to take place outside EMI Studios, following their 9 February 1967 visit to Regent Sound Studio. It took place at Olympic Sound Studios, an independent studio situated at 117 Church Road, Barnes, London.

Recording: Untitled

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Malcolm Addey The Beatles’ recording sessions were largely focused on particular songs. On this occasion, however, they spent around seven hours, between 11pm and 6.15am, jamming instrumentals which were never released.

Mixing: Magical Mystery Tour

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Seven mono mixes of the Magical Mystery Tour song were created during this session.

Recording: Magical Mystery Tour

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Malcolm Addey The trumpets were overdubbed onto the Magical Mystery Tour song during this session, which lasted from 7pm to 12.15am the following morning.

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.