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Recording, mixing, editing: Getting Better, Lovely Rita

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

This session saw work continue on two Sgt Pepper songs: Getting Better and Lovely Rita. It was perhaps more notable for being the one time when John Lennon took LSD in the recording studio. Read more »

Recording: Within You Without You

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Although they had recorded George Harrison's song Only A Northern Song on 13 and 14 February 1967, The Beatles decided not to include it on the Sgt Pepper album. In its place, work began during this session on another Harrison song, the Indian-flavoured Within You Without You. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

John Lennon purchased a poster advertising Pablo Fanques' Fair from an antique shop while filming the promo clip for Strawberry Fields Forever on 31 January 1967. He adapted the poster's words into a song, and on this day work began on the result: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, the song which closed the first half of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Read more »