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The Beatles on this Day 20.8.


  • 5.00-5.29pm. BBC's 'Pop Go The Beatles' broadcast (recorded 16 July 1963, 8.45-10.50pm).
  • Concert at the Gaumont, Bournemouth, with Tommy Quickly, and Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas.


  • Concert at the Convention Hall, Las Vegas.


  • Concert at the Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois.
  • It is announced that George Martin will form his own company, AIR Productions.


  • Concert at the Crosley Field, Cincinnati (cancelled because of heavy rain).
  • 'Yellow Submarine', 2nd week in the Top 30 (Billboard).
    ''Yesterday'... And Today', 9th week in the Top 30 (Billboard).


  • Date booked for Tim Buckley's performance at the Saville Theatre.
  • Cream flies to the USA, beginning a tour.
  • Cilla Black flies to Portugal, beginning her holiday.


  • Studio 3. 5.00-5.30pm. Recording: 'Yer Blues' (edit piece take 1). Editing: 'Yer Blues' (of remix mono 3 and edit piece take 1). Mono tape copying: 'Revolution 9' (of mono copy 1, from edit of remix stereo 2). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Studio 2. 8.00pm-4.00am. Recording: 'Mother Nature's Son' (overdub onto take 24; tape reduction take 24 into take 26, overdub onto take 26); 'Etcetera' (take 1); 'Wild Honey Pie' (take 1). Mono mixing: 'Mother Nature's Son' (remixes 1-8, from take 26); 'Wild Honey Pie' (remixes 1-6, from take 1). Producer: George Martin; Editing: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith.
    Recording of count-in for 'Yer Blues', brasses for 'Mother Nature's Son' and demo of 'Etcetera'.


  • Studio 3 (control room only). 2.30-6.00pm. Stereo mixing: 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (remixes 1-8, from take 1, remixes 9, 10, from unnumbered Trident master). Editing: 'I Want You (She's So Heavy)' (of stereo remixes 8, 10). Studio 2 (control room only). 6.00pm-1.15am. Master tape banding and tape copying: 'Abbey Road' LP. Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons.
    Last reunion of all 4 Beatles in the studio.


  • Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London. 'Art Spectrum', modern art exhibition. 5 films of John and Yoko are screened: 'Cold Turkey', 'The Ballad Of John And Yoko', 'Give Peace A Chance', 'Instant Karma!', 'Up Your Legs Forever'.


  • Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Wings concert ('Wings Over Europe' tour).


  • Studio 2. Show 'The Beatles At Abbey Road' (3 times).