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Recording: Oh! Darling, Octopus’s Garden

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas/The Beatles Engineer: Jeff Jarratt The Beatles began work on Ringo Starr second-recorded composition, Octopus’s Garden, taping 32 takes of the basic rhythm track.

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.

Recording, mixing: Love You To, Paperback Writer

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles completed George Harrison‘s Indian-flavoured Love You To on this day, before beginning work on their next single, Paperback Writer.

Recording, mixing: Got To Get You Into My Life, Love You To

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles returned after the weekend to continue recording Got To Get You Into My Life, the rhythm track of which had been completed on 8 April 1966. They also began work on George Harrison‘s Indian-flavoured Love You To.

Recording: Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The first Revolver session in Abbey Road’s Studio Two saw the completion of the rhythm track of Paul McCartney‘s Got To Get You Into My Life.

Recording: Tomorrow Never Knows, Got To Get You Into My Life

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The second day of recording for The Beatles’ Revolver saw a continuation of work on Tomorrow Never Knows, and an early version of Paul McCartney‘s Got To Get You Into My Life.

Recording: Tomorrow Never Knows

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The first session for The Beatles’ Revolver took place on this day, with three takes of John Lennon‘s remarkable Tomorrow Never Knows.

Mixing: 12-Bar Original

Room 65, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had recorded 12-Bar Original on 4 November 1965 for Rubber Soul, but it was never seriously considered for the final cut. On this day, however, a mono mix was made for the group’s personal collections.

Recording: I’m Looking Through You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles had attempted to record Paul McCartney‘s I’m Looking Through You on 24 October 1965, but were unhappy with the results. They attempted a remake on this day, but it still wasn’t considered good enough for Rubber Soul.

Recording: What Goes On, 12-Bar Original

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith The Beatles were under pressure to complete the Rubber Soul album in time for the Christmas market. This necessitated two notable tactics: late-night recording sessions and the revival of old compositions.

Recording: Michelle

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith One of the highlights of the Rubber Soul album, Paul McCartney‘s Michelle, was recorded on this day at Abbey Road.

Mixing: We Can Work It Out

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Norman Smith During this half-hour session George Martin oversaw the creation of a rough mono mix of We Can Work It Out.