Category Archives: The Beatles 1960s

The Beatles record final piano chord for ‘A Day in the Life’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - A Day In The Life'

(Wednesday, February 22, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-3:45 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles completed recording “A Day in the Life” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London with the recording of the final piano chord (click here to listen to RS 1-6 and RS 8-9 versions). Continue reading The Beatles record final piano chord for ‘A Day in the Life’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 22 1967)

The Beatles complete ‘Fixing a Hole’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 21 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Fixing A Hole (2009 Stereo Remaster)'

(Tuesday, February 21, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-12:45 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles completed recording “Fixing a Hole” tonight at EMI Studio 2 in London, with Paul McCartney adding his lead vocal. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Fixing a Hole’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 21 1967)

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

The Beatles add overdubs to ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - Good Morning Good Morning (Anthology 2 Disc 2)'

(Thursday, February 16, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-1:45 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles added vocals and bass guitar onto the Feb. 8, 1967, rhythm track (take 8) of “Good Morning Good Morning” tonight at EMI Studio 3 in London. Continue reading The Beatles add overdubs to ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 16 1967)

‘Penny Lane’/’Strawberry Fields Forever’ single by The Beatles released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 13 1967)


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(Monday, February 13, 1967) — The double A-sided single “Penny Lane”/“Strawberry Fields Forever” by The Beatles (both were about locations in the band’s hometown of Liverpool, England) was released today in the U.S. (Feb. 17, 1967, in the UK) by Capitol Records. Continue reading ‘Penny Lane’/’Strawberry Fields Forever’ single by The Beatles released 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 13 1967)

The Beatles add orchestral overdubs to ‘A Day In The Life’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 10 1967)


Video: 'The Beatles - A Day In The Life (Anthology 2 [Disc 2])' (edit of takes 1 and 2/RM1/orchestra/chat)

(Friday, February 10, 1967, 8:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. GMT) — Forty musicians were hired tonight to complete orchestral overdubs for The Beatles’ “A Day In The Life” at EMI Studio in London . Continue reading The Beatles add orchestral overdubs to ‘A Day In The Life’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 10 1967)

The Beatles complete ‘Penny Lane’ promo video 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 7 1967)


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(Tuesday, February 7, 1967) — The Beatles completed their work on the promo clip for “Penny Lane” today, the second of a two-day shoot, which had begun Feb. 5, 1967, at Knole Park in Sevenoaks, Kent, where they had made the “Strawberry Fields Forever” promo on January 30-31, 1967. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Penny Lane’ promo video 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 7 1967)

The Beatles complete ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ promotional video 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 31 1967)


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(Tuesday, January 31, 1967) — The Beatles completed two days of filming for the “Strawberry Fields Forever” promotional video clip today at Knole Park near Sevenoaks in Kent, England, directed by Peter Goldmann. Continue reading The Beatles complete ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ promotional video 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 31 1967)

The Beatles continue recording ‘A Day In The Life’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 20 1967)


(Friday, January 20, 1967, 7:00 p.m.-1:10 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles continued work on “A Day In The Life,” the finale of their Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album, today at EMI Studio 2 in London, recording a bass guitar part and drums (both were later re-recorded), a clavichord to the introduction and Paul McCartney’s lead vocals (which would be redone on Feb. 3, 1967; click here to listen to RM1 by selecting track one).

The Beatles begin recording ‘A Day In The Life’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 19 1967)


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(Thursday, January 19, 1967, 7:30 p.m.-2:30 a.m. GMT) — The Beatles began work on the finale of their Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album today at EMI Studio 2 in London, recording four takes of “A Day In The Life” with the working title “In The Life Of…” (click here to listen to takes 1 and 2 by selecting track one and listening from 0:00-2:45). Continue reading The Beatles begin recording ‘A Day In The Life’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jan 19 1967)