In 1963 stereo was secondary in importance to mono, which is why George Martin was able to hurriedly mix every track from With The Beatles for stereo in a three-hour session.
Interestingly, Martin worked on the songs in the order that he’d devised for the album’s tracklisting: It Won’t Be Long, ‘All I’ve Got To Do’, ‘All My Loving’, ‘Don’t Bother Me’, ‘Little Child’, ‘Till There Was You’, ‘Please Mister Postman’, ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Hold Me Tight’, ‘You Really Got A Hold On Me’, ‘I Wanna Be Your Man’, ‘Devil In Her Heart’, ‘Not A Second Time’ and ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’.
Only the latter song required more work, which was carried out on the following day.
Also on this day...
- 2010: Royal Mint issues limited edition John Lennon £5 coin
- 1968: Mixing: Hey Bulldog, All Together Now, All You Need Is Love, Only A Northern Song
- 1967: Filming: Magical Mystery Tour
- 1965: Recording, mixing: We Can Work It Out, Day Tripper
- 1964: Live: ABC Cinema, Plymouth
- 1963: Live: Sporthallen, Eskilstuna, Sweden
- 1962: Television: People And Places
- 1961: Live: Hambleton Hall, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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