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Recording, mixing: A Day In The Life, Only A Northern Song

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although it never appeared on the album, the first song by George Harrison recorded for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was Only A Northern Song. It was eventually released in January 1969 on the soundtrack for the Yellow Submarine film.

Recording: A Day In The Life

Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick One of the most significant Beatles recording sessions took place on this day: the orchestral overdubs for A Day In The Life.

Recording: Fixing A Hole

Regent Sound Studio, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Adrian Ibbetson This was The Beatles’ first EMI recording session to take place in a British studio other than Abbey Road. The studios there were all booked on this day, so the group decamped to Regent Sound Studio at 164-166 Tottenham Court Road, London.

Recording: Good Morning Good Morning

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles recorded eight takes of the rhythm track for the Sgt Pepper song Good Morning Good Morning on this evening, in a session which began at 7pm and ended at 2.15am the following morning.

Recording: A Day In The Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Further overdubs were added onto A Day In The Life during this session, which began at 7pm and finished at 1.15am the following morning. Each of them involved replacing previously-recorded parts.

Recording: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick Paul McCartney had the idea for Sgt Pepper during a flight from Kenya to England in November 1966. On this day they began recording the title song.

Mixing: A Day In The Life

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick A rough mono mix of A Day In The Life was made in the control room of Studio Three on this day. It was for demo purposes and wasn’t intended for release, as recording wasn’t yet complete on the song.

Recording: A Day In The Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick This second session for A Day In The Life began with three reduction mixes to reduce four tracks down to two. Afterwards the rhythm parts were on track one and the vocals, double tracked at times, and occasional piano onto track two.

Recording: A Day In The Life

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles began work on the finale of their Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album on this day, recording four takes of A Day In The Life.

Recording: When I’m Sixty-Four

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Geoff Emerick The Beatles hadn’t worked on When I’m Sixty-Four since 8 December 1966, but turned their attentions to it once again during this 7pm-1am session.