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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 12, 1966

The Beatles in-between recording at Studio Two in London.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 11, 1966

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 10, 1966

Paperback Writer released on this day 50 years ago.....

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 9, 1966

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

A 2:30 to 8:00 pm session that brought completion to "Good Day Sunshine" with such overdubs as George Martin's honky-tonk piano solo. Six mono mixes concluded the evening, two hours ahead of the scheduled 10:00 pm end-time.

 

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 8, 1966

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road

The backing track for Paul McCartney's song Good Day Sunshine was recorded during a 12-hour session which began at 2.30pm.

Before it took place, however, Geoff Emerick made an edit of two mono mixes of And Your Bird Can Sing, numbered 9 and 10, which had been made on June 6, 1966. Emerick worked alone in the control room of Studio Two from 1-2pm.

Upon their arrival in the studio, The Beatles rehearsed Good Day Sunshine for some time before recording began. At this stage the song had the working title A Good Day's Sunshine.

They recorded three takes of the rhythm track, the first of which was chosen as the best. McCartney played piano and Ringo Starr was on drums. Onto track two of the four-track tape McCartney added lead vocals for the verses; track three featured John Lennon and McCartney's vocals in the chorus; and McCartney's bass guitar was overdubbed onto track four.

 Source: Beatles Bible

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 7, 1966

WABC All American Survey for Week of 7 June 1966 

  1. Strangers In the Night - Frank Sinatra (Reprise)
  2. Paint It, Black - The Rolling Stones (London)              
  3. Red Rubber Ball - The Cyrkle (Columbia)                     
  4. A Groovy Kind of Love - The Mindbenders (Fontana)          
  5. I Am a Rock - Simon & Garfunkel (Columbia)                  
  6. Cool Jerk - The Capitols (Karen)                            
  7. Paperback Writer - The Beatles (Capitol)                  
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  8. When a Man Loves a Woman - Percy Sledge (Atlantic)         
  9. Younger Girl - The Critters (Kapp)                          
 10. Monday, Monday - The Mamas & the Papas (Dunhill)          
 11. Opus 17 - The 4 Seasons (Philips)                          
 12. You Don't Have to Say You Love Me -                      
                                    Dusty Springfield (Philips) 

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 6, 1966

Studio Three, EMI Studios, London

Tape copying and mono mixing of "And Your Bird Can Sing", "For No One", "I'm Only Sleeping" and "Tomorrow Never Knows", done from 7:00 to 12:00 pm, and one final vocal overdub by Paul onto "Eleanor Rigby", midnight to 1:30 am.

 

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 5, 1966

--On tape (Ed Sullivan Show) The Beatles perform "Rain" & "Paperback Writer" (segment begins with intro by the Beatles).

 

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 4, 1966

 

 

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: June 3, 1966

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

The final overdub onto what would be titled "I Want To Tell You" was of Paul's bass guitar. (Recording the bass separately onto a vacant track of the four-track tape allowed greater manipulation of its sound during mixing.) Four mono mixes of this song and five of "Yellow Submarine" concluded this 7:00 pm to 2:30 am session.

 

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn