Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
It is not known whether The Beatles attended this mixing session for two of their recently-recorded songs. 12 October 1964 was a rest day from their tour of Britain..
The first song to be worked on, from 10-10.30am, was She’s A Woman, which would become the b-side of their single I Feel Fine. Both mono and stereo mixes were made. The mono mix was used in the UK only; one for the US market was made on 21 October.
In the afternoon, from 2.30-3pm, George Martin oversaw a mono mix of Eight Days A Week. At the time it was thought that the song would become the next single, although it wasn’t to be.
Also on this day...
- 2016: Lego announces Beatles Yellow Submarine set
- 2015: Ringo Starr live at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton, AB, Canada
- 2014: Ringo Starr live at Moody Theater, Austin, Texas
- 1968: Mixing: Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey, Helter Skelter, Mother Nature’s Son, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, Long Long Long
- 1967: Recording, mixing, editing: Blue Jay Way, Shirley’s Wild Accordion
- 1967: Mixing: It’s All Too Much
- 1965: Recording: Run For Your Life, Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
- 1962: Live: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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