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

APRIL 30, 1966 KRLA BEAT MAGAZINE

 

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

Studio Three, EMI Studios, London

Vocal overdubbing onto "Eleanor Rigby" was the main task today in this 5:00pm to 1:00am session, after which the recording was considered complete and mixed into mono. (A further overdub on June 6th rendered this mix redundant, though, and a new one was made on Jun...

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

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

The first session for Paul McCartney's most famous and best-loved songs, Elanor Rigby, took place on this day, with the recording of the string octet backing.

The session was a short one, beginning at 5pm and finishing at 7.50pm. A string octet had been booked, fea...

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

Studio Three, EMI Studios, London

The Beatles were not only attending mix sessions, but also to make presence felt is clear from this day's studio documentation. One mix of "Taxman", one of "And Your Bird Can Sing" and nine of "Tomorrow Never Knows" was produced between 6:00 and 11:30 pm, yet none ...

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

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Booked for 2:30-5:30 and 7:00-10:00 pm, the Beatles got thoroughly stuck into this day's re-make of John's "And Your Bird Can Sing", working uninterrupted from 2:30 pm until 2:45 the following morning. They recorded 11 more takes of the song's rhythm track and overdu...

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

Two rough mono mixes of "Got To Get You Into My Life", without echo or the Beatles' attendance, were made this day at EMI, 10:00-11:00 am, for the purpose of cutting acetates.

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

Nothing much going on today

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

Another day off recording at the studio

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

The Beatles decided to take a break today. After all, it's the weekend.

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

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

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

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

George's wonderfully sardonic "Taxman" was virtually completed during a 2:30 pm-12:50 am session, in which the Beatles recorded 11 takes of the rhythm track and then set about overdubbing onto the last of these.

By the end, the song lacked only the final session's s...

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

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Two new songs were begun in this 2:30pm to 2:30 am session, although both would be re-made for record release. The lion's share of the 12 hours was devoted to John's "And Your Bird Can Sing", taping two takes and then, considering it complete, producing mono mixes of...

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

There was no recording session scheduled for April, 18, 1966, so John Lennon and George Harrison went to the Marquee Club in London, where they saw The Lovin' Spoonful perform.

Between 1964 and 1988 the Marquee Club was situated at 90 Wardour Street in Soho, London. On this night Harrison met Eric...

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

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

"Doctor Robert" was completed with vocal overdubs onto take seven and, at the end of the 2:30-12:00 pm session, rough mono mixes.

 

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

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

An afternoon evening session, the Beatles recording in seven takes the basic track of John's new composition "Doctor Robert", written about a certain New York doctor who, allegedly, administered hallucinogenic drugs to friends from his Manhattan practice.

(Speaking ...

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

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Eleven uninterrupted hours, 2:30 pm-1:30 am, completing "Rain", overdubbing tambourine, bass and more vocals, then doing tape-to-tape reductions to add yet more overdubs. Four mono mixes, the third marked "best", were produced at the end of the session. (Rain was fir...

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

Paperback Writer was an attempt by McCartney to write a song based on a single chord - possibly influenced by Indian music, but most likely a result of their marijuana use; other songs from this period, notably The Word, If I Needed Someone and Tomorrow Never Knows, were similarly modelled.

 

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

Studio Three, EMI Studios, London

"Paperback Writer" was completed between 2:30 and 7:30 pm, with numerous overdubs onto the previous night's take two, including Paul's lead and John and George's novel "Frere Jacques" backing vocal, evoking schoolboy memories of French lessons. The finished recordi...

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

Studio Three, EMI Studios, London

Two distinct sessions this day. From 2:30 to 6:30 pm, George's "Granny Smith" (Love You To) was completed with the reduction of take six into take seven and subsequent overdubs of a new Harrison lead vocal, Ringo's tambourine and an occasional harmony vocal from Pa...

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

The Beatles in-between sessions at EMI Studios in London

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

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

After overdubbing guitars onto "Got To Get You Into My Life", the initial session of the day, 2:30 to 7:00 pm, saw George begin the recording of "Love You To", his first Indian-flavored composition. (It was untitled at first and then assumed the working title "Granny...

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

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

Recording Revolver

 

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

Studio Three, EMI Studios, London

Working from 2:30 to 9:00 pm, the Beatles recorded three more takes of "Got To Get You Into My Life", perfecting the rhytm track. The eighth was deemed "best", later to be overdubbed with vocals, guitar and the song's distinctive brass passages.

 

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

Studio Three, EMI Studios, London

While the afternoon from 2:30 to 7:15 was spent overlaying many of the aforementioned effects onto take three of "Tomorrow Never Knows", the evening session, from 8:15 to 1:30 am, saw the Beatles start work on Paul's superb Tamla Motown-inspired "Got To Get You Int...

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

The first session for what was to become the significant album Revolver. This set of recordings was destined to rock the rock world, change forever the course of popular music. And the closing song, "Tomorrow Never Knows" was the first to be taped. It took just three takes to tape "Tomorrow Never Kn...

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

The Beatles planning their next session

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

The Beatles preparing for upcoming sessions (Revolver)

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

The Beatles were busy planning their upcoming tour.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 2, 1966 - 0 Comments

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