The Beatles’ diary -- November 1966

November 1966

Sometime in November (date unknown) Paul had his first LSD trip, in the company of Guinness heir Tara Browne. He described the time in ‘Many Years From Now’: “He was taking acid on blotting paper in the toilet. He invited me to have some. I said, ‘I’m not sure, you know.’ I was more ready for the drink or a little bit of pot or something. I’d not wanted to do it, I’d held off like a lot of people were trying to, but there was massive peer pressure. And within a band, it’s more than peer pressure, it’s fear pressure. It becomes trebled, more than just your mates, it’s, ‘Hey, man, this whole band’s had acid, why are you holding out? What’s the reason, what is it about you?’ So I knew I would have to out of peer pressure alone. And that night I thought, well, this is as good a time …

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Wednesday, 9th November

John met Yoko at her ‘Unfinished Paintings and Objects’ show at the Indica Gallery.

Sunday, 13th November

A little-known report in ‘The Sunday Telegraph’ read: “Mr Allen Klein, the American impresario, has been approached by two of The Beatles over their future management. This move follows wide speculation that The Beatles are on the verge of breaking up as a band.”

Tuesday, 15th November

Brian was forced to deny rumours that The Beatles had split-up.

Wednesday, 23rd November

An article appeared in ‘Punch’ magazine, in which Patrick Catlin described two of Paul’s home movies [‘The Defeat Of The Dog’, and ‘The Next Spring Then’].

Thursday, 24th November

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (19:00–02:30) during which they recorded Strawberry Fields Forever.

First session for ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’. The sessions ran on for the next four months, and ended up costing EMI over twenty-five grand (which was an incredible sum to spend on one album).

Sunday, 27th November

Recording session for the TV show ‘Not Only… But Also’ at the Television Centre. This show was broadcast on 26th December (BBC2) and featured an interview with John Lennon.

Monday, 28th November

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (19:00–01:30) during which they recorded Strawberry Fields Forever.

Tuesday, 29th November

Recording session at EMI Studios No. 2 (14:30–20:00) during which they recorded Strawberry Fields Forever.


 
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