George and Pattie Harrison travel to the Isle of Wight to see Bob Dylan

George Harrison and Mal Evans had travelled to Portsmouth on 26 August 1969 to meet Bob Dylan. The American singer was due to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival on 31 August, his first public performance in three years. Read more »

Mixing, editing: The End, You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard

Room 4, Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

The penultimate studio session for the Abbey Road album was devoted to crossfades and edits in the long medley. Read more »

Mixing, editing: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

Having begun work on it six months previously, The Beatles finally finished John Lennon's I Want You (She's So Heavy) on this day. It was also the final occasion on which all four members of the group were inside the Abbey Road studios together. Read more »

Recording, mixing: The End, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, Something, Here Comes The Sun

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

George Harrison's two Abbey Road songs were completed on this day, and mixing and crossfading took place on three others. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

Stereo mixing of three Abbey Road songs took place during this 2.30-10.30pm session, which also saw a final overdub for The End. Read more »

Recording: Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End, Something, Here Comes The Sun

Studios One and Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

The orchestral overdubs were added to five Abbey Road songs on this day: Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight, The End, Something and Here Comes The Sun. Read more »

Mixing, editing: Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, You Never Give Me Your Money

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

A 12-hour session took place on this day for the mixing, editing and crossfading of various Abbey Road songs. It took place in the control room of Abbey Road's Studio Two from 2.30pm-2.30am. Read more »

Recording, editing: I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Oh! Darling, Here Comes The Sun

Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

Two Abbey Road songs were completed on this day: Oh! Darling and I Want You (She's So Heavy). Read more »