The Beatles’ diary -- 25th April 1967

Tuesday, 25th April 1967

UK singles chart
  1. Somethin’ Stupid – Nancy Sinatra & Frank Sinatra
  2. Puppet On A String – Sandie Shaw
  3. A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You – The Monkees
  4. Ha Ha Said The Clown – Manfred Mann
  5. Release Me – Engelbert Humperdinck
UK albums chart
  1. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  2. More Of The Monkees – The Monkees
  3. The Monkees – The Monkees
  4. Best Of The Beach Boys – The Beach Boys
  5. Green Green Grass Of Home – Tom Jones

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 3 (19:00–03:45) during which they recorded Magical Mystery Tour.

The first session for what was to become the ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ EP. The Beatles had developed a brand new way of working by now. Instead of writing the songs at home and coming in to record them, they’d work most of it out in the studio, and rehearse it before committing it to tape. (And because EMI owned the studio, they didn’t have to pay any session fees.) So that meant that any Beatle who wrote a song had to cajole the others into playing it (which isn’t easy when the song’s shit!). None of the others were particularly keen on the ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ idea anyway, and after a couple of half-hearted sessions they forgot about it for four months.



 
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