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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: October 13, 1965 (Wednesday)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

This session was to prove a landmark in the Beatle's recording career, extending past midnight for the first time. The May 10 1965 session had also run into the following morning, but that was only for the mixing. There would soon come a time when a session not running into the next day would prove the exception.

The song which took the Beatles past midnight, to 12:15 am to be exact, was "Drive My Car", eventually chosen to open Rubber Soul. Work began at 7:00 pm and in the following 315 minutes the group taped four takes, the last of which was marked "best" and seen through to completion.

 

Source: The Complete Beatles Chronicle - Mark Lewisohn

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