The Beatles begin recording ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 17 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! [Takes 1 And 2] (Anthology 2 [Disc 2])'

(Friday, February 17, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:00 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles began recording John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London, recording the first seven takes of the song, which was based on a poster advertising Pablo Fanques’ Fair Lennon had purchased at an antique shop.

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