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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.

Recording, mixing: A Day In The Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Following the 10 February 1967 session, in which the orchestral overdubs were added to A Day In The Life, the song was completed on this day with the recording of the final piano chord.

Recording, mixing: Only A Northern Song

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Work continued on George Harrison‘s Only A Northern Song during this session, which began at 7pm and ended at 12.30am.

Recording, mixing: A Day In The Life, Only A Northern Song

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although it never appeared on the album, the first song by George Harrison recorded for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was Only A Northern Song. It was eventually released in January 1969 on the soundtrack for the Yellow Submarine film.

Recording: A Day In The Life

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick One of the most significant Beatles recording sessions took place on this day: the orchestral overdubs for A Day In The Life.

Recording: A Day In The Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Further overdubs were added onto A Day In The Life during this session, which began at 7pm and finished at 1.15am the following morning. Each of them involved replacing previously-recorded parts.

Mixing: A Day In The Life

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick A rough mono mix of A Day In The Life was made in the control room of Studio Three on this day. It was for demo purposes and wasn’t intended for release, as recording wasn’t yet complete on the song.

Recording: A Day In The Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick This second session for A Day In The Life began with three reduction mixes to reduce four tracks down to two. Afterwards the rhythm parts were on track one and the vocals, double tracked at times, and occasional piano onto track two.

Recording: A Day In The Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles began work on the finale of their Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album on this day, recording four takes of A Day In The Life.

Tara Browne dies

The 21-year-old socialite Tara Browne, a friend to The Beatles and an heir to the Guinness empire, died on this day in a traffic accident. A report detailing the coroner’s verdict into his death inspired John Lennon when writing A Day In The Life.