Monday, April 7, 2014

Today in Beatles History (07 Apr)

Performance at the Cavern, with the Saints Jazz Band.

10.31-11.30am. BBC's 'Easy Beat' broadcast (recorded 3 April 1963).

P. J. Proby records 'That Means A Lot' at Abbey Road.

Studio 3. 2.30-7.15pm. Recording: 'Mark I' (working title of 'Tomorrow Never Knows') (overdub onto take 3). Studio 3. 8.15pm-1.30am. Recording: 'Got To Get You Into My Life' (takes 1-5). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Phil McDonald.

Dub of effects for 'Tomorrow Never Knows'.

Paul flies to Los Angeles.

Studio 2 (control room only). 7.00pm-1.00am. Stereo mixing: Crossfades for LP; 'With A Little Help From My Friends' (remixes 1-3, from take 11); 'Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!' (remixes 1-8, from take 9); 'Fixing A Hole' (remix 1, from take 3); 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' (remixes 1-5, from take 8). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

Abbey Road, Studio unknown. Mono mixing: 'Get Back' (remix 5); 'Don't Let Me Down' (remix 1). Stereo mixing: 'Get Back' (remix 1); 'Don't Let Me Down' (remix 1). Producer: George Martin?; Engineer: Glyn Johns; 2nd Engineer: Jerry Boys.
Session booked by Paul to improve the 'Get Back' mix. The stereo mixes are, initially, for use in the US. End of sessions for 'Get Back'/'Don't Let Me Down'.

A Mercedes Benz made in 1970 for John is auctioned at 'Christie's'.

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