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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 19, 1965 (Friday)

November 19, 1965

Los Beatles is a compilation album by The Beatles released originally in Argentina in 1965. It collects various songs from various singles and EPs. It was the first compilation LP released in Argentina. The track listing was: •Ticket To Ride •From Me To You •Thank You Girl •She’s A Woman •I Feel Fine •Long Tall Sally •She Loves You •I’ll Get You •I Want To Hold Your Hand •This Boy •Slow Down •Matchbox

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 18, 1965 Thursday)

 

Today, the Beatles relaxed!

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 17, 1965 (Wednesday)

Studio One, EMI Studios, London

FINAL Production for Rubber Soul - Discs were cut, lacquers were rushed to the pressing plant, and the sleeve was quickly printed.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 16, 1965 (Tuesday)

Today, George Martin worked out the LP running order (Rubber Soul) and telephoned it over to Abbey Road.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 15, 1965 (Monday)

Studio One, EMI Studios, London

Final production for Rubber Soul was effected from 2:30 to 5:30 pm, with "I'm Looking Through You", "You Won't See Me", "Girl", "Wait", and "Michelle" being mixed into mono, and "Wait', "I'm Looking Through You", "You Won't See Me", "Girl", and "The Word" mixed into stereo.

 

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 14, 1965 (Sunday)

The Beatles enjoyed a break today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 13, 1965 (Saturday)

Week of November 13, 1965


1. The Sound of Music, Soundtrack
2. Help!, The Beatles
3. The In Crowd, Ramsey Lewis Trio
4. Whipped Cream & Other Delights, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
5. Highway 61, Revisited Bob Dylan

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 12, 1965 (Friday)

Today, the Beatles took a break from recording.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 11, 1965 (Thursday)

Room 65/Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Mono and stereo mixes of "The Word" were produced in Room 65, probably in the Beatles' absence, between 4:00 and 5:30 pm. The Beatles began recording at 6:00 pm, one hour ahead of time, in this final Rubber Soul session, and they also worked four hours beyond its 3:00 am scheduled end, clocking up 13 uninterrupted hours in studio two. They knew that the deadline had come, that their new album had to be finished this night. They also knew that they needed three more songs. Paul came up with one, John another, and for the third they pulled off the shelf "Wait", the discarded Help! track, added various bits and pieces and pronounced it fit for inclusion on the new LP. Balance was everything in 1965: a 14-song album meant seven songs per side and everything hunky-dory. (Still, despite the pressure, no one considered including on the album either or both songs on the new single, "We Can Work It Out/Day Tripper".

Paul's song, "You Won't See Me", was recorded from start to finish in two takes, as was John's song, "Girl", then the Beatles added tone-pedal guitar, tambourine, maraca and more vocals onto take four of the five-month-old "Wait", overdubbed vocals onto the previous night's "I'm Looking Through You" rhythm track and, suddenly, to the accompaniment of the St. John's Wood dawn chorus, they knew that the new album was complete.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: November 10, 1965 (Wednesday)

Room 65/Studo Two, EMI Studios, London

A 2:30-5:30 pm mix session in Room 65 yielded stereo masters of "Run For Your Life" and "We Can Work It Out" (not on Rubber Soul, this mix was destined for Australian and US albums). The Beatles did not attend - they arrived at Abbey Road for 9:00 pm-3:00 am studio two session (which overran to 4:00), the first product of which was the recording from start to finish, in three takes, of John's song "The Word", the lyric of which was a prototype "All You Need Is Love", two years ahead of that world anthem. Then the group set about the second re-make of Paul's "I'm Looking Through You", taping in one take (numbered four) a new "best" rhythm track by session's end.