First TV performance, on TV Granada's 'People and Places'.
Cavern lunch session: the Beatles. Cavern evening session: the Beatles, the Big Three, Group One.
Lunch with the winners (Karen, Anne, Vicky, Susan) of competition in the teen magazine 'Boyfriend' at the restaurant Old Vienna.
Studio 2. 2.30-5.30pm, 7.00-10.00pm. Recording: 'The Beatles' Christmas Record' (unnumbered takes); 'You Really Got A Hold On Me' (take 12); 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' (takes 1-17); 'This Boy' (takes 1-17). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Norman Smith; 2nd Engineer: Geoff Emerick. First Christmas record. First session for 'I Want To Hold Your Hand'/'This Boy'. First 4-track Beatles recording.
'A Hard Day's Night' LP number 1, 13th week (UK Record Retailer chart).
6.00pm. Memorial service held for Brian, with the attendance of all 4 Beatles, at the New London Synagogue, 33 Abbey Road.
Abbey Road, Rooms 41, 42, Studios 1, 2, 3. 5.00pm (Wednesday 16)-5.00pm (Thursday 17). Mono mixing: Crossfades and edits for 'The Beatles'; 'Why Don't We Do It In The Road' (remix 1, from take 6). Stereo mixing: Crossfades and edits for 'The Beatles'; 'Why Don't We Do It In The Road' (remix 1, from take 6). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: John Smith. Studio 2 (control room only). Time unknown. Tape copying: 'It's All Too Much' (of take 2, called take 196). Mono mixing: 'It's All Too Much' (remix 1, from take 196). Stereo mixing: 'It's All Too Much' (remix 1, from take 196). Producer: not assigned; Engineer: Ken Scott; 2nd Engineer: Dave Harries. Copy of 'It's All Too Much' for 'Yellow Submarine'. Copy of take 2 called 196, the highest Beatle take number.
George records with Jackie Lomax in Los Angeles.
Hot Chocolate releases a cover of 'Give Peace A Chance' in the USA.
End of period (since 18 September) booked by Ringo at Compass Point Studios, Bahamas. Not used.
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