The Beatles’ diary -- 6th April 1966

Wednesday, 6th April 1966

UK singles chart
  1. The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore – Walker Brothers
  2. I Can’t Let Go – The Hollies
  3. Shapes Of Things – Yardbirds
  4. Dedicated Follower Of Fashion – The Kinks
  5. Elusive Butterfly – Bob Lind
UK albums chart
  1. The Sound Of Music – Original Soundtrack
  2. Rubber Soul – The Beatles
  3. Take It Easy – Walker Brothers
  4. Bye Bye Blues – Bert Kaempfert
  5. Mary Poppins – Original Soundtrack

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 3 (20:00–01:15) during which they recorded Tomorrow Never Knows.

A further session took place between 20:15–01:30 in Studio 3 at which they recorded Got To Get You Into My Life.

First session for ‘Revolver’. The Beatles’ search for new sounds was partly-inspired by The Byrds’ latest single ‘Eight Miles High’ (widely regarded as the world’s first psychedelic record), and The Beach Boys ‘Pet Sounds’ LP, which Paul considered to be the greatest album ever made. Paul explained: “With everything now, our aim seems to be to distort it. The aim is to change it from what it is, and to see what it could be. To see the potential in it. To take a note and wreck the note and see what else there is in it, what a simple act of distorting it has caused… and superimpose on top, so you can’t tell what it is anymore.” He later claimed that ‘Revolver’ would contain “sounds that nobody else has done yet – and I mean nobody ‘ever’.” Thrown into this heady mix was new-boy …

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