Number 5 Studio, BBC Maida Vale Studios, London. 6.30-9.30pm. Recording for BBC’s ‘Pop Go The Beatles’: ‘Pop Go The Beatles’; ‘That’s Alright Mama’; ‘There’s A Place’; ‘Carol’; ‘Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)’; ‘Lend Me Your Comb’; ‘Clarabella’; ‘Pop Go The Beatles’; ‘Three Cool Cats’; ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’; ‘Ask Me Why’.
Only BBC take of ‘That’s Alright Mama’.
Dezo Hoffmann’s ‘A Day In The Life Of The Beatles’ sessions: 1) Room 114, Hotel President; 2) Reception area, Hotel President; 3) Guildford Street, walking towards Russell Square; 4) Russell Square Gardens; 5) Rupert Street (buying bananas at a stall on the corner at 5-7 Brewer Street); 6) Dougie A. Millings and Son, tailors; 7) Delicatessen Shop; 8) Shirtmaker Mr A Maknyick’s shop; 9) Rupert Court; 10) Buying ice cream at Kontact cafe; 11) 27 Wardour Street, in front of the Garner’s restaurant; 12) Dezo Hoffmann’s studio (to take portraits of John and George).
Arrival in Madrid. Concert at the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, Madrid, with the Pekenikes as support act.
The Beatles performed their last two shows at the Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo, Japan.They performed five times in total at the venue over three days.
Each of the shows was seen by 10,000 fans.The Beatles performed an 11-song set, the same one used throughout their 1966 tour: Rock And Roll Music, She’s A Woman, If I Needed Someone, Day Tripper, Baby’s In Black, I Feel Fine, Yesterday, I Wanna Be Your Man, Nowhere Man, Paperback Writer and I’m Down. From Japan, The Beatles send a telegram to EMI with their final decision concerning next LP’s title: ‘Revolver’. ”Yesterday’… And Today’, 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
Brian signs Lomax Alliance to Nemperor Artists.
Brian’s two-house Sunday presentation at the Saville Theatre, featuring Cream, Jeff Beck and his group, and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. 3rd and last concert of the Monkees at the Empire Pool, Wembley, presented by NEMS Enterprises.
Studio 2. 6.00pm-12.15am. Recording: ‘Good Night’ (overdub onto take 5, takes 6-15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Peter Bown; 2nd Engineer: Richard Lush. Lazard Brothers & Co., merchant bankers, London. Paul and Sir Joseph Lockwood lunch in the dining-room with Lord Poole of Lazard’s, discussing Apple matters.
Studio 2. 3.00-9.30pm. Recording: ‘Her Majesty’ (takes 1-3); ‘Golden Slumbers’ (working title of ‘Golden Slumbers’/’Carry That Weight’) (takes 1-15). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Chris Blair. The Official Beatles Fan Club runs several clubs derived from the main one.
Cynthia takes Julian from the hospital and takes him to Greece.
10.45pm Eastern Standard Time, USA. Premiere of restored version of ‘Help!’ on AMC (American Movie Classics)