This was the second of four mixing sessions to prepare stereo versions of The Beatles’ songs ahead of the UK release of the A Collection Of Beatles Oldies compilation on 9 December 1966.
During a three hour session George Martin oversaw the creation of a single stereo mix of ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’. This was labelled take one, although two previous stereo mixes had been made on 21 October 1963 and 8 June 1965.
Martin had intended to spend the day working on I Want To Hold Your Hand, ‘She Loves You’ and ‘From Me To You’. She Loves You was held over until the following day, and From Me To You was not remixed for the album.
Also on this day...
- 2019: Beatles photographer Robert Freeman dies
- 2015: John Lennon’s Gibson J-160E guitar sells for $2.41 million
- 2010: Paul McCartney live at Estádio Beira Rio, Porto Alegre, Brazil
- 1993: George Harrison attends the Adelaide Grand Prix
- 1969: Recording: Stardust by Ringo Starr
- 1968: John Lennon writes A Short Essay On Macrobiotics
- 1967: Recording, mixing, editing: Blue Jay Way, Flying, Magical Mystery Tour
- 1966: John Lennon meets Yoko Ono
- 1964: Live: Capitol Cinema, Cardiff
- 1963: Live: Adelphi Cinema, Dublin, Ireland
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
- 1957: Live: Wilson Hall, Liverpool
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