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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 29, 1967

Filming: Magical Mystery Tour

Another scene was filmed for the Magical Mystery Tour television special on this day, in Battersea in south London.

Ringo Starr and Aunt Jessie were filmed arguing while walking up Acanthus Road and turning into Lavender Hill, where they were greeted by Jolly Jimmy Johnson the courier and Miss Wendy Winters the hostess before boarding the coach.

 

 

 

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The Beatles are taking a break.

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The Beatles are taking a break.

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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 25, 1967

Studio Two, EMI Studio, London

A 7:00 pm to 3:00 am session in which "The Fool On The Hill", now complete, was mixed into mono and edited. And then Paul overdubbed bass onto simultaneous reduction mixdowns of "Hello, Goodbye" - the best being "Take 21".

 

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - M. Lewishon

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The Beatles are taking a break between recordings.

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The Beatles taking a break today.

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The Beatles are taking a break today.

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The Beatles are taking a break today.

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Recording: The Fool On The Hill, Hello, Goodbye

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Ken Scott

This session was booked for the overdubbing of flutes and violas onto The Fool On The Hill and Hello, Goodbye.

It took place between 7pm and 3.45am, and began with the overdubbing of flutes to The Fool On The Hill. The flautists were Jack Ellory and brothers Christopher and Richard Taylor.

The flute parts were recorded on a separate tape as take seven, as all tracks on the main tape were full. On October 25, 1967 takes six and seven were mixed in sync to create a final mono master.

Hello, Goodbye still had its working title Hello Hello at this stage. Viola players Ken Essex and Birnbaum had been booked to play between 8pm and 11pm, but the session overran and they were paid a double fee.

Paul McCartney was doodling at the piano and George Martin was sitting next to him writing down what Paul was playing.

Leo Birnbaum
The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions, Mark Lewisohn

Also during this session, Paul McCartney wiped the guitar solo and replaced it with the line "Why why why why why why do you say goodbye, goodbye?", which was treated with heavy echo.