1967

Paul McCartney flies from Denver to Los Angeles

On 4 April 1967, Paul McCartney and Mal Evans had flown from England to the United States to meet Jane Asher on her 21st birthday. They spent several days on holiday in central and West Coast USA.

Paul McCartney and Mal Evans holiday in Denver

Paul McCartney and Mal Evans continued their stay in Denver, Colorado on this day, without Jane Asher, who was appearing in a matinée performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo And Juliet in the city.

Paul McCartney films Jane Asher in Denver

Paul McCartney and Mal Evans had flown to the United States on 4 April 1967, to surprise Jane Asher on her 21st birthday. Afterwards they spent several days together.

Mixing: Sgt Pepper crossfades, Good Morning Good Morning

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Sgt Pepper song Good Morning Good Morning was mixed in mono and stereo during this session, and crossfades for the album were assembled. The session ran from 7pm until 1am the following morning.

Mixing, editing: Within You Without You

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Within You Without You was completed during this session, with the creation of final mono and stereo mixes.

Recording, mixing: Within You Without You

Studios One and Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The last song to be completed for the Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album was Within You Without You.

Paul McCartney flies to Los Angeles

With the Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band all but complete, Paul McCartney decided to take a flight to America to surprise his girlfriend Jane Asher on her 21st birthday. At the time she was touring the United States with the Old Vic Company, performing Romeo And Juliet.

Recording: With A Little Help From My Friends

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The start time for this session was an unusually late 11pm, due to the cover shoot for the Sgt Pepper album earlier in the day.

Cover shoot for Sgt Pepper

Prior to a late night recording session at Abbey Road, The Beatles visited Michael Cooper’s London photographic studio where the cover photographs for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band were taken.