April 20 – Today in Beatles History

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1964
Studio 2 (control room only). 2.00-3.15pm. Mono mixing: ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ (from take 9). Stereo mixing: ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ (from take 9). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: A. B. Lincoln.
Remixes of ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ for United Artists.

Derek Taylor becomes Brian’s personal assistant.

1st night of a week of shows at the Palace Theatre, Manchester, including: Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas, Cilla Black, the Fourmost, Sounds Incorporated, Tommy Quickly, and the Remo Four.

Jack Billing’s TV School Of Dancing, Shepherds Bush, London. Shooting for ‘A Hard Day’s Night’: conversation between Paul and Isla Blair. (Deleted from film.)

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1965
Brian is appointed a director of Harrisongs Limited.

1966
‘Rubber Soul’, 20th week in the Top 10 (UK New Musical Express chart).

Studio 2. 2.30pm-2.30am. Recording: ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ (takes 1-2); ‘Taxman’ (takes 1-4). Mono mixing: ‘And Your Bird Can Sing’ (remixes 1-5, from take 2). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

1967
Studio 3 (control room only). 5.00-6.15pm. Stereo mixing: ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)’ (remix 1-10, from take 9). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.
Studio 2. 7.00pm-2.15am. Recording: ‘Only A Northern Song’ (overdub onto take 3, overdub onto take 11). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush.

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1968
John and Cynthia return from India.

1969
Meeting at Henry Ansbacher & Co. offices. Inventory of Northern Songs stocks. Paul attends.

Studio 3. 7.00pm-12.45am. Recording: ‘I Want You’ (later known as ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’) (overdub onto take 1); ‘Oh! Darling (I’ll Never Do You No Harm)’ (working title of ‘Oh! Darling’) (takes 1-26). Stereo mixing: ‘Oh! Darling (I’ll Never Do You No Harm)’ (working title of ‘Oh! Darling’) (remix 1, from take 26). Producer: Chris Thomas; Engineer: Jeff Jarratt; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.

1970
US LP release: ‘McCartney’.

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1982
Startling Studios. Recording overdubs for LP ‘Old Wave’. Producer: Jim Nipar.

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