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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Only A Northern Song, Sgt Pepper run-out groove

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

The final touch was added to the Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band during this session: the gibberish sounds which filled the run-out groove of the vinyl record. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise), Only A Northern Song

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

The final song to be mixed in stereo for the Sgt Pepper album was the reprise of the title track. It was followed by The Beatles' first recording session since 3 April 1967. Read more »

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. Read more »

Mixing: Getting Better, She’s Leaving Home, When I’m Sixty-Four, Lovely Rita

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

This was the second consecutive stereo mixing session for the Sgt Pepper album, and saw work completed four songs. Read more »