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George Martin speaks in aid of Deafness Research UK

Sir George Martin gave a talk in aid of Deafness Research UK at Kings Place in London on 28 April 2010. He took part in an hour-long conversation with BBC presenter and author Andrew Marr, before answering questions from the audience.

US album release: Yellow Submarine

The soundtrack LP for The Beatles’ animated film Yellow Submarine was released in the United States on this day, with six songs by the group and seven orchestral pieces by George Martin.

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.

Recording: And Your Bird Can Sing

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles returned to John Lennon‘s And Your Bird Can Sing on this day, following initial attempts on 20 April.

The Beatles fail to win any Grammy Awards

On 13 February 1966 The Beatles were nominated in 10 of the categories for the 8th Grammy Awards. The ceremony took place in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hills Hilton Hotel, New York.

Recording, mixing: Yesterday, Act Naturally, Wait

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Yesterday was completed on this day with the recording of a string quartet, and a new lead vocal by Paul McCartney.

Mixing: I Feel Fine

Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith Although George Martin had created four mono mixes of I Feel Fine on the previous day, during this hour-long session he made a fifth.

Mixing: No Reply

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles were on tour in Hull when George Martin made two mono mixes of No Reply. The session lasted from 2.30-5.30pm. Just one of them was released, and appeared on the Beatles For Sale LP.

Recording: It’s For You by Cilla Black

The Beatles had arrived at London Airport at 11.10am, following their flight back from Sydney, Australia. In the afternoon John Lennon and Paul McCartney attended a recording session at EMI Studios, Abbey Road, in which Cilla Black recorded their song It’s For You.

Recording: You Can’t Do That

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith While The Beatles were abroad on holiday, George Martin overdubbed a piano part onto You Can’t Do That.