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Mixing: I Want To Hold Your Hand

Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

This was the second of four mixing sessions to prepare stereo versions of The Beatles' songs ahead of the UK release of the A Collection Of Beatles Oldies compilation on 9 December 1966. Read more »

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: The Beatles’ Christmas Record, You Really Got A Hold On Me, I Want To Hold Your Hand, This Boy

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

The Beatles' first four-track recording session took place on this day, with the group taping their fifth UK single, a Christmas message for their fan club members, and a single take of You Really Got A Hold On Me. Read more »