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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 31, 1967 - 0 Comments

Filming: Strawberry Fields Forever

Knole Park, Sevenoaks

The Beatles returned to Sevenoaks during this afternoon, staying through to the evening and completing in that time the "Strawberry Fields Forever" clip. Among the scenes shot this day was the one where Paul dropped own from a high branch in...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 30, 1967 - 0 Comments

Filming: Strawberry Fields Forever

Having decided that their next single would be the double a-side Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane, The Beatles took part in promotional films. Work began on this day in Knole Park in Sevenoaks, Kent.

The films were both produced by Tony Bramwell for Suba...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 29, 1967 - 0 Comments

The Beatles in-between producing songs...........

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 28, 1967 - 0 Comments

Top 20 Song Chart for January 28, 1967

1. Georgy Girl - The Seekers

2. Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville

3. Snoopy Vs. the Red Baron - The Royal Guardsmen

4. Kind Of A Drag - The Buckinghams

5. I'm A Believer - The Monkees

6. We Ain't Got Nothin' Yet - Blue Magoos

7. Standing In The Shadows ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 27, 1967 - 0 Comments

The Beatles signed a deal with Hunter Davies, who was planning to write a biography on the band.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 26, 1967 - 0 Comments

The Beatles' agreement with Parlophone expired according to its terms on June 3, 1966. It was not until January 26, 1967 that a new agreement was concluded, this one for a period of nine years. [Masters recorded between June 3, 1966 and January 26, 1967 were accommodated by a series of letter agreem...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 25, 1967 - 0 Comments

Mixing: Penny Lane

Studio One. EMI Studios, London

A copy of master mono mx RM11 of Penny Lane had been sent to Capitol Records on January 23rd for American pressing. But Paul felt it could be bettered, so three more mono mixes were made between 6:30 and 8:30 this evening, the new master being RM1...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 24, 1967 - 0 Comments

Paul McCartney and Brian Epstein discuss The Beatles’ third film with Joe Orton

English playwright Joe Orton had been asked by Walter Shenson, producer of the films A Hard Day's Night and Help!, to come up with a script for The Beatles' third film.

Shenson asked Orton to rework a draft script by ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 23, 1967 - 0 Comments

The Beatles inbetween recording at EMI Studios in London.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 22, 1967 - 0 Comments

The Beatles were inbetween recording at EMI Studios in London.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 21, 1967 - 0 Comments

There was no studio session on this day but The Beatles were still working on "A Day In The Life".


Paul attended a party hosted by Julie Felix at a Chelsea art studio.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 20, 1967 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios

Reduction mixdowns of "A Day in the Life", vacating tracks for more overdubbing, began this 7:00 pm to 1:10 am session. Take six was marked "best" and so was adorned with another John Lennon lead vocal, Paul's bass and Ringo's drums. Paul's vocal also appeared for the first ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 19, 1967 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

The start of "A Day in the Life", the song which was to become the stunning finale of the Beatles' next album. The first four takes were recorded in this 7:30 pm to 2:30 am session.

At this stage the Beatles only knew that something would later be taped for the song...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 18, 1967 - 0 Comments

Television: Paul McCartney interviewed for Scene Special

Paul McCartney gave an interview on this day for the Granada Television late-night show Scene Special.

The interview was conducted by producer Jo Durden-Smith, and was recorded in a ground-floor studio at 3 Upper James Street in central Lon...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 17, 1967 - 0 Comments

John Lennon begins writing A Day In The Life

The Beatles began recording A Day in the Life, with the working title In The Life Of..., on January 19, 1967. Two days previously, however, two stories were published in the Daily Mail newspaper which provided John Lennon with inspiration for the lyrics....

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 16, 1967 - 0 Comments

Joe Orton begins writing a script for The Beatles’ third film

In 1967 English playwright Joe Orton was asked by producer Walter Shenson to write a script for The Beatles' third film.

Shenson, producer of the films A Hard Day's Night and Help!, asked Orton to rework a draft script written by a now...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 15, 1967 - 0 Comments

McCartney and Harrison watch Donovan in London

Paul McCartney and George Harrison watched Donovan performing at the Royal Albert Hall in London on this day.

Donovan was a friend to The Beatles, particularly McCartney. He had been present during the writing of Yellow Submarine and Eleanor Rigby, a...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 14, 1967 - 0 Comments

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

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 13, 1967 - 0 Comments

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

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 12, 1967 - 0 Comments

Recording, mixing: Penny Lane

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road

This session, which began at 2.30pm and ended at 11pm, saw the second set of session musicians record contributions to Penny Lane, following the January 9, 1967 addition of flutes of trumpets.

On this day seven instruments were ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 11, 1967 - 0 Comments

McCartney and Starr watch Jimi Hendrix in London

On this evening Paul McCartney saw trumpet player David Mason performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto Number 2 in F Major with the English Chamber Orchestra from Guildford Cathedral, on the the BBC 2 television series Masterworks. Impressed with what ...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 10, 1967 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Sound effects experiments for "Penny Lane" work with scat harmonies and a hand-bell overdubbed onto take nine during this 7:00 pm to 1:40 am session.

 

 

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 8, 1967 - 0 Comments

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

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 7, 1967 - 0 Comments

The Beatles are taking a break from recording at EMI Studios

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 6, 1967 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Still more overdubbing onto "Penny Lane". Paul on bass, John on rhythm guitar and Ringo on drums. John also overdubbed conga drums. With all four tracks on the tape full again, another reduction mix was made, take seven becoming take eight with two vacant tracks. Ont...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 5, 1967 - 0 Comments

Recording: Penny Lane, Carnival Of Light

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road

The Beatles worked on two recordings during this session: their next single Penny Lane, and a long-unreleased piece known as Carnival of Light.

The session began at 7pm and finished at 12.15am the following morning. Fir...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 4, 1967 - 0 Comments

Recording: Penny Lane

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

The Beatles' first recording session of 1967 saw work continue on Penny Lane.

The session began at 7pm and finished at 2.45am the following morning. Track two of the four-track tape was fill...
The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 3, 1967 - 0 Comments

Tape to Tape copies of "When I'm Sixty-Four" and "Strawberry Fields Forever" had been made for dispatch to the USA.

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The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 9, 1967 - 0 Comments

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Penny Lane over-dubbing of four flutes and two trumpets and - with three of the six musicians playing second instruments, two piccolos and a flugelhorn. The four flautists were Ray Swinfield, P Goody, Manny Winters and Dennis Walton and the trumpeters were Leon Calve...

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: January 2, 1967 - 0 Comments

The Beatles still recovering from New Year's Eve.

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