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Beatles 50th Blog posts of '1967' 'April'

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 20, 1967

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise) was mixed into stereo in Studio Three between 5:00 and 6:15 PM, then the Beatles arrived at 7:00 for a session in Studio Two which ended at 2:15 AM, recording overdubs onto "Only A Northern Song".

First they returned to take three from February 13th, wiping some existing material and overdubbing bass, a trumpet, and a glockenspiel. Then they advanced to take 11 - itself a reduction mixdown of take three - and added vocals.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 19, 1967

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Although an April 6th mono mix of "Good Morning Good Morning" had been inserted into the master reel, it did not fit snugly up to the "Sgt. Pepper" reprise. So the former was mixed again in this 7:00 pm to 12:30 am session, RM23 solving the problem by means of merging the final cluck of the sound effect hen at the end of "Good Morning Good Morning" into the similar first guitar note at the beginning of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)".

With Paul now back from the USA, the Beatles had a recording session booked for the next night, picking up "Only A Northern Song" for the first time since February 14th. To remind them of the work done so far, another rough mono mix was made.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

 

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 18, 1967

The Beatles are in-between recording at EMI Studios in London.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 17, 1967

Studio Two, EMI Studios in London

Stereo mixing of "Getting Better", "She's Leaving Home", "When I'm Sixty-Four" and "Lovely Rita", done from 7:00 to 10:30 pm. "She's Leaving Home" was mixed into stereo without reference to the speeded-up mono, for this ran 3 mins 26 secs while the stereo, noticeably slower, lasts 3 min 34 secs.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 16, 1967

The Beatles are in-between recording

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 15, 1967

Top 20 Song Chart for April 15, 1967

1. Happy Together - The Turtles

2. This is My Song - Petula Clark

3. Jimmy Mack - Martha and the Vandellas

4. Something Stupid - Frank and Nancy Sinatra

5. A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You - The Monkees

6. I think we're alone now - Tommy James and the Shondells

7. Dedicated to the one I Love - The Mamas & the Papas

8. The Happening - The Supremes

9. Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley

10. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) - Aretha Franklin

11. Bernadette - The Four Tops

12. I've Been Lonely too Long - The Young Rascals

13. Western Union - The Five Americans

14. Don't You Care - The Buckinghams

15. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feeling Groovy) - Harpers Bizarre

16. With This Ring - The Platters

17. Penny Lane - The Beatles

18. Dry Your Eyes - Brenda & The Tabulations

19. Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles

20. I'm A Man - Spencer Davis Group

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 14, 1967

The Beatles in-between recording.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 13, 1967

Paul McCartney, London Heathrow Airport, 13th April 1967. Returns from America, where he has been celebrating the 21st Birthday of his actress girlfriend, Jane Asher.

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 12, 1967

The Beatles in-between recording

The Beatles - A Day in The Life: April 11, 1967

Paul McCartney performs with Brian Wilson and John and Michelle Phillips

In the early hours of this morning, after he was recorded chewing celery on The Beach Boys' song Vegetables, Paul McCartney returned to John and Michelle Phillips' house in Los Angeles, where he had been the previous day.

McCartney brought Brian Wilson back to the Phillipses' house, and various musical instruments were brought out. John Phillips also filled a tray of glasses with different amounts of water, and McCartney made sounds by rubbing the rims. He also played cello and flugelhorn at the house.

The jam lasted much of the early morning, and McCartney and Mal Evans returned to Derek Taylor's house in time for breakfast. McCartney and Evans then flew back to England, during which ideas for the Magical Mystery Tour film and songs were worked upon.

McCartney borrowed a notepad from a flight stewardess and drafted the lyrics for the Magical Mystery Tour song. He then drew a rough plan for the film, using a circle divided into eight segments to represent the 60 minutes of a television special.