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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 31, 1966 - 0 Comments

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 30, 1966 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

The mono mixes of "When I'm Sixty-Four" done on December 29th and marked "best" for the UK and US did not satifsy Paul. He suggested that they scrap all previous mixes and begin again, speeding up the new mix by as much as a semitone, a big difference. Such work bega...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 28, 1966 - 0 Comments

The Beatles taking a break in-between recording sessions at EMI Studios in London

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 27, 1966 - 0 Comments

The Beatles are in-between recording sessions at EMI Studios.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 26, 1966 - 0 Comments

December 26, 1966 - "John Lennon" appears as a washroom attendant reading extracts from his book, in "Peter Cook" and "Dudley Moore" is BBC television programme, "Not Only … But Also", on BBC-2 broadcasts..

 

 

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 25, 1966 - 0 Comments

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM JOHN, PAUL, GEORGE AND RINGO!

 

 

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 24, 1966 - 0 Comments

Merry Christmas Eve from the Beatles!

 

 

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 23, 1966 - 0 Comments

Strawberry Fields Forever was finally completed the day before. Now the Beatles are taking a break until after Christmas.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 22, 1966 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Mixing, editing: Strawberry Fields Forever

After reviewing the tapes of previous sessions, John Lennon decided that he liked both the original recording of Strawberry Fields Forever and the later remake.  He asked George Martin to join them together, despite the...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 22, 1966 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Mixing, editing: Strawberry Fields Forever

After reviewing the tapes of previous sessions, John Lennon decided that he liked both the original recording of Strawberry Fields Forever and the later remake.  He asked George Martin to join them together, despite the...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 21, 1966 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Originally planned for December 15th, (but there was no time to do it that day), "When I'm Sixty-Four" was adorned with the sound of three clarinets between 7:00 and 9:00 pm two ordinary and one a bass clarinet, played by Robert Burns, Henry MacKenzie and Frank Reidy...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 20, 1966 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

A 7:00 pm-1:00 am session in which Paul, George and John overdubbed backing vocals onto "When I'm Sixty-Four", with Ringo adding the sound of bells. This was followed by another reduction mix, take two becoming takes three and four (the latter marked "best").

Keen t...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 19, 1966 - 0 Comments

The Beatles in-between sessions

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 18, 1966 - 0 Comments

On December 17, 1966, Mr. Tara Browne was driving with his girlfriend, model Suki Potier, in his Lots Elan through South Kensington at high speed (some reports suggesting in excess of 106 mph/170 km/h).

He was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He failed to see a traffic light and proceed...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 17, 1966 - 0 Comments

The Beatles were in-between sessions today.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 16, 1966 - 0 Comments

UK single release: The Beatles’ Fourth Christmas Record – Pantomime: Everywhere It’s Christmas

The Beatles' Fourth Christmas Record – Pantomime: Everywhere It's Christmas was sent to members of The Beatles' UK fan club on this day.

The audio had been recorded on November 25, 1966, and mixed and e...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 15, 1966 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Four trumpets and three cellos, brillantly scored by George Martin, provided the distinctive brass and string sound which he and John had decided was necessary for the remake of "Strawberry Fields Forever". (The trumpeters were Tony Fisher, Greg Bowen, Derek Watkins ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 14, 1966 - 0 Comments

John Lennon Interview: Look Magazine 12/13/1966 (Part Two)

He did not doubt alone. How I Won The War is staffed with seasoned British actors, all trained in repertory, all well-known at home and all suspicious. But none is today.

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"We expected someone a bit kinky, bitchy, arrogant. He ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 13, 1966 - 0 Comments

John Lennon Interview: Look Magazine 12/13/1966 (Part One)

 

n the fall of 1966, Look magazine's European editor Leonard Gross and photographer Douglas Kirkland visited John Lennon on-location during the filming of 'How I Won The War.'

 

The article, entitled 'John Lennon: A Shorn Beatle Tries ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 12, 1966 - 0 Comments

The Beatles are in-between sessions and taking a break

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 11, 1966 - 0 Comments

Brian Epstein presents legendary American rock ‘n’ roll singer Little Richard in two concert performances at the Saville Theatre. After the concert, Brian offers Richard a management contract, which is rejected.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 10, 1966 - 0 Comments

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 9, 1966 - 0 Comments

UK album release: A Collection Of Beatles Oldies

Since 1966 was to have no new Beatles long-player released for the UK Christmas market, EMI decided to release its first greatest hits compilation.

A Collection Of Beatles Oldies contained eight tracks which had previously appeared on UK albums, an...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 8, 1966 - 0 Comments

Studios One/Two, EMI Studios, London

The other Beatles were not present when Paul overdubbed his lead vocal onto "When I'm Sixty-Four" during a 2:30-5:30 afternoon session in EMI Studio One. However, all four were around for the long evening session in Studio Two, 7:00 pm 3 3:40 am. It was during t...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 7, 1966 - 0 Comments

The Beatles in-between recording in London

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 6, 1966 - 0 Comments

Recording: Christmas radio messages, When I’m Sixty-Four

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

The Beatles remained public champions of the "Pirate" radio stations which operated from ships moored off the British coastline.

The Beatles recorded the first song for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band o...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 5, 1966 - 0 Comments

The Beatles in-between recording at EMI Studios in London.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 29, 1966 - 0 Comments

Recording, mixing, editing: When I’m Sixty-Four, Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane

Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road

Work took place on three different songs on this day, during three different sessions. The songs were When I'm 64, Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane.

The f...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 4, 1966 - 0 Comments

The Beatles in-between sessions at Studio One/Two in London

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: December 3, 1966 - 0 Comments

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