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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… Read more »

Mixing: A Hard Day’s Night

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had recorded the song A Hard Day’s Night on 16 April 1964. Four days later mono and stereo mixes were made.

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.

UK album release: Please Please Me

The Beatles’ debut album was rush-released on this day to capitalise on the success of their singles Love Me Do and Please Please Me.

Editing, mixing: From Me To You

Studio Two control room, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Although The Beatles were not present, George Martin oversaw mixes of From Me To You during a three-hour session on this day.

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… 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.

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… 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.

Recording: Please Please Me single

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles recorded their second single, Please Please Me, during a three hour session at Abbey Road’s studio two on 26 November 1962.

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.

George Martin is born

George Martin, the man who played a vital role in shaping The Beatles’ recorded music, was born in Holloway, London, on 3 January 1926.