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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: December 20, 1966

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

A 7:00 pm-1:00 am session in which Paul, George and John overdubbed backing vocals onto "When I'm Sixty-Four", with Ringo adding the sound of bells. This was followed by another reduction mix, take two becoming takes three and four (the latter marked "best").

Keen to put an end to the nonsense that proliferated in the world's media about the group breaking-up, each of the Beatles consented to give an interview to Independent Television News (ITN) reporter John Edwards for inclusion in the 25-minute weekly series Reporting 66 ("reporting on depth on key stories of the week"). This edition was at first subtitled "Beatles Breaking-Up Special" but then became, more correctly, "End Of Beatlemania", and each member of the group was filmed outside EMI Studios upon arriving for this session, all sporting moustaches and Geore, additionally, a beard. Each one chatted about how the four were remaining together and working on new song material. Reporting '66 was seen all over Britain, although screened by the various ITV regions on different days and times. This edition went out on Wednesday and Thursday, December 28th and 29th (in London, Rediffusion screened it at 6:08-6:35 pm on the Thursday), the remainder of the 25 minute program comprising library footage of the group - and interviews with fans.

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle-Mark Lewisohn

 

 

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