Friday, July 30, 2010
July 30 - Today in Beatles History
Studio 2. 10.00am-1.30pm. Recording: 'Please Mister Postman' (takes 1-9); 'It Won't Be Long' (takes 1-10). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' broadcast (recorded 10 July 1963, 1.30-3.30pm).
The Playhouse Theatre, London. Much earlier than 5.30-6.30pm, the contracted time. Recording for BBC's 'Saturday Club': 'Long Tall Sally'; 'She Loves You'; 'Glad All Over'; 'Twist And Shout'; 'You Really Got A Hold On Me'; 'I'll Get You'.
Studio 2. 5.00-11.00pm. Recording: 'Money (That's What I Want)' (piano test, plus takes 8-14); 'Till There Was You' [re-make] (takes 4-8); 'Roll Over Beethoven' (takes 1-8); 'It Won't Be Long' (takes 11-23); 'All My Loving' (takes 1-14). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Richard Langham.
UK single release: 'Tip Of My Tongue', Tommy Quickly's debut.
W. A. Wilson & Farquharson (Investments) Limited changes name to Harreen Limited, to reflect Harry and Queenie Epstein interests.
Saville Theatre. Private rehearsal for a forthcoming TV appearance.
Brian goes to Portmeirion village, North Wales, with George Martin, to recover from his glandular fever.
''Yesterday'... And Today', 6th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
Studio 2. 7.30pm-3.30am. Recording: 'Hey Jude' (takes 7-23, tape reduction take 23 into takes 24, 25). Stereo mixing: 'Hey Jude' (remix 1, from take 25). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
Rehearsal for 'Hey Jude'.
During the session, a documental for the British National Music Council is filmed.
Public announcement of Apple stores closing.
Studio 2 (control room only). 2.00-3.30pm. Recording: 'You Never Give Me Your Money' (tape reduction take 30 into takes 37-42). Studio 3. 3.30-10.30pm. Recording: 'Come Together' (overdub onto take 9); 'Polythene Pam'/'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (overdub onto take 40); 'You Never Give Me Your Money' (overdub onto take 40) ; 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight' (overdub onto take 17). Studio 2 (control room only). 10.30pm-2.30am. Stereo mixing: 'You Never Give Me Your Money' (remix 1, from take 40); 'Sun King'/'Mean Mr Mustard' (remix 1, from take 35); 'Her Majesty' (remix 1, from take 3); 'Polythene Pam'/'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window' (remix 1, from take 40); 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight' (remix 1, from take 17); 'Ending' (working title of 'The End') (remix 1, from take 7). Editing, crossfading and tape compilation: 'You Never Give Me Your Money'; 'Sun King'/'Mean Mr Mustard'; 'Her Majesty'; 'Polythene Pam'/'She Came In Through The Bathroom Window'; 'Golden Slumbers'/'Carry That Weight'; 'Ending' (working title of 'The End'). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.
Rough compilation to judge the progress of the medley. Paul decides to eliminate 'Her Majesty'. The piece of tape is cut carelessly, leaving on it the end of 'Mean Mr Mustard' and missing the last chord of 'Her Majesty', but since this was just a rough mix, things went on. John Kurlander, second engineer for this session, disobeying Paul, conserved the tape, appending it to the end of the complete tape, but clearly apart from the rest, 15 seconds after 'The End'.
Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).
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