Studio One (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
The recording of ‘Penny Lane’ had concluded on 17 January 1967, but work wasn’t completed to The Beatles’ satisfaction until this day.
Although a copy of a 17 January mono mix had been sent to Capitol Records for release and radio distribution, Paul McCartney felt that it could be improved upon. Three more mono mixes, numbered 12-14, were therefore made on this day, the main difference being the omission of the seven-note trumpet coda by David Mason.
The mixing session began at 6.30pm and lasted for two hours, taking place in the control room of Studio One. From 9-10pm tape copies of remix mono 14 were made, and discs were hastily pressed and sent to the United States.
Also on this day...
- 2023: Paul McCartney announces Eyes Of The Storm book and exhibition
- 2014: The Beatles win lifetime achievement award at the Grammys
- 1991: Television: Paul McCartney on MTV Unplugged
- 1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 16
- 1968: Pattie Harrison models for Ossie Clark
- 1968: The Beatles film their Yellow Submarine appearance
- 1965: John and Cynthia Lennon holiday in the Swiss Alps
- 1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
- 1963: Live: Co-operative Hall, Darwen
- 1961: Live: Hambleton Hall, Liverpool
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