Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
The Beatles had recorded their second single, ‘Please Please Me’, during a three hour session at Abbey Road’s studio two on 26 November 1962. The song and its b-side, ‘Ask Me Why’, were mixed in mono on this day.
The start and end times are unknown. The Beatles were not present; they performed at Liverpool’s Cavern Club at lunchtime, and at the Town Hall in Newton-le-Willows in the evening.
Please Please Me was the first song to be mixed. The mono mix appeared on both the single and the Please Please Me album. It was followed by a mono mix of take six of Ask Me Why.
Last updated: 12 April 2018
Also on this day...
- 2011: Paul McCartney live: Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris, France
- 2009: Nowhere Boy screening at Studio Two, Abbey Road Studios
- 1973: UK album release: Band On The Run by Paul McCartney and Wings
- 1970: UK album release: All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
- 1965: Mixing: 12-Bar Original
- 1965: Radio: Pop Profile
- 1964: Ringo Starr is interviewed by Melody Maker
- 1964: Brian Epstein appears on the BBC’s Desert Island Discs
- 1963: Live: Empire Theatre, Sunderland
- 1962: Live: Town Hall, Newton-le-Willows
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Paul McCartney and Pete Best are deported from Germany
- 1958: Live: TV Star Search, Hippodrome, Manchester
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