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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 10, 1967

The Beatles are in-between recording today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 9, 1967

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

"You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)" was first collated into something resembling the final form during this 7:00 to 11:00 pm session, with the editing and mono mixing of its various parts into one whole. This mix was then copied across to one track of a four-track tape ready for vocal over-dubbing.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 8, 1967

Recording: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 7, 1967

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

More crazy "You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) recordings, developing into more crazy untitled, unstructured instrumental jams, with numerous takes of an amateurish flute track (played, presumably, by a Beatle), electric guitar, drums, organ and tambourine. George Harrison took home a rough mono mix of take 24, comprising 20 minutes of just such sounds, at the end of this 7:00 pm to 2:00 am session.

A press release announces the beginning of the "Yellow Submarine" film project. It is reported that The Beatles will provide at least three new songs for the soundtrack.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 6, 1967

The Beatles in-between recording

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 5, 1967

The Beatles' album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band reaches #1 in the UK charts. It will hold the #1 position for 27 weeks.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 4, 1967

McCartney and Harrison watch Jimi Hendrix in London


Here's a performance of the song by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.

https://youtu.be/HLEboBA-Xzk

 

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 3, 1967

The night Jimi Hendrix played "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band to The Beatles, June 3, 1967

Jimi Hendrix made a public display of his admiration for The Beatles when their seminal classic 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' was released during the 'Summer of Love' in 1967.

Purchasing the record on the day of its release, he performed the title track just two days later at the Saville Theatre in London's Shaftesbury Avenue.

Unbeknown to Hendrix, some of The Beatles were actually in the audience, listening intently to his audacious performance.

Speaking at a later date, Paul McCartney spoke of his honour of the tribute, calling the performance "simply incredible, perhaps the best I have ever seen him play".

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 2, 1967

US album release: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 1, 1967

De Lane Lea Recording Studios, London

Engineer: Dave Siddle

On the evening that the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album had its UK release, The Beatles went to De Lane Lea Studios at 129 Kingsway, London, where between 10.30pm and 3.30am they recorded a number of instrumental jams.

The group had used the independent studio for the recording of It's All Too Much on May 25 and May 31st, 1967. For those sessions producer George Martin was not present, but he did attend this session.

The results of this session have never been officially released, and the most detailed description was provided by Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn:

On this day, 1 June 1967, perhaps the most celebrated day in their career, The Beatles went into the studio and recorded nothing but untitled, unplanned, highly tedious and - frankly - amateurish instrumental jams, with a bass guitar, an organ, lead guitar with reverb, guitar strings being scraped, drums and tambourine. the single-minded channelling of their great talent so evident on Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band did seem, for the moment, to have disappeared.
Source: Mark Lewisohn
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions

The Beatles returned to De Lane Lea on the following day to continue work on It's All Too Much, and also filled two more tape reels with untitled jamming.