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Mixing: A Hard Day’s Night

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

George Martin had created mono and stereo mixes of the song A Hard Day's Night for United Artists on 16 April 1964.

On this day, however, he made another mono mix, which was used on the EMI LP A Hard Day's Night, and on the single.

The Beatles at the George V Hotel, Paris

EMI's German counterpart, Electrola Gesellschaft, wanted The Beatles to re-record the vocals on their biggest hits, She Loves You and I Want To Hold Your Hand, in German. Although The Beatles and George Martin thought this unnecessary, the recording session was originally scheduled to take place on this day. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Thank You Girl

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Although John Lennon was suffering from a heavy cold which meant he missed this and the previous night's shows, he travelled down to Abbey Road in the morning to overdub a harmonica onto Thank You Girl, the b-side to their forthcoming single From Me To You. Read more »

Recording: From Me To You, Thank You Girl, One After 909

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Although the Please Please Me album had not yet been released, The Beatles returned to EMI Studios once again to record their third single From Me To You. Read more »

Editing, mixing: Please Please Me album

Studio One control room, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

While The Beatles have been justly celebrated for recording 10 songs for the Please Please Me album in one day, work on the release was far from over. On this day producer George Martin oversaw the editing and mixing of mono and stereo tracks, ahead of its 22 March 1963 release date. Read more »

Recording: Misery, Baby It’s You

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Stuart Eltham

The Beatles did not attend this overdub session for the Please Please Me album, as they were in London for a live radio session before travelling to Doncaster, Yorkshire, for an evening concert. Read more »

Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening) – George Martin watches The Beatles perform

An evening performance at the Cavern Club, scene of so many Beatles shows in 1962. There was, however, one difference: the presence of Parlophone producer George Martin in the audience. Read more »

Recording: PS I Love You, Love Me Do, Please Please Me

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Ron Richards
Engineer: Norman Smith


Following the session on 4 September, where The Beatles recorded How Do You Do It and Love Me Do, EMI hastily arranged for them to return to London for a third attempt to complete their debut single. Read more »

Recording: Besame Mucho, Love Me Do, PS I Love You, Ask Me Why – The Beatles’ first Abbey Road recording session

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producers: George Martin, Ron Richards
Engineer: Norman Smith

6 June 1962 was the date of The Beatles' historic first visit to EMI Studios at 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood, London. Read more »