Category Archives: 1962

11 September, 1962 – First Single Session 2

11 September, 1962 – First Single Session 2


EMI Studios 2 : 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Recording P.S. I Love You (Takes 1 – 10) included in “Love Me Do c/w P.S. I Love You” *Andy White on Drums
Recording Love Me Do (Re-make) (Takes 1 – 18) included in “PLEASE PLEASE ME” *Andy White on Drums
Recording Please Please Me (Takes unknown)  included in “ANTHOLOGY 1”
Mono Mixing P.S. I Love You (from Take 10)
Mono Mixing Love Me Do (from Take 18)

The Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr
Producer Ron Richards
Engineer Norman Smith
Assistant Engineer Chris Neal

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4 September, 1962 – First Single Session 1

4 September, 1962 – First Single Session 1


EMI Studios 2 : 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Recording How Do You Do It?  (Takes unknown) included in “ANTHOLOGY 1”
Recording Love Me Do (Takes 1 – 15+) included in “PAST MASTERS”
MONO MIXING How Do You Do It? (from Take 2)
MONO MIXING Love Me Do (from unknown take number)

The Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr
Producer George Martin
Engineer Norman Smith
Assistant Engineer unknown

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6 June, 1962 – Initial EMI Recording Session

6 June, 1962 – Initial EMI Recordings


EMI Studios 2 or 3 : 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Recording Besame Mucho (Takes unknown) included in “ANTHOLOGY 1”
Recording Love Me Do (Takes unknown) included in “ANTHOLOGY 1”
Recording P.S. I Love You (Takes unknown)
Recording Ask Me Why (Takes unknown)

The Beatles John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best
Producer Ron Richards and George Martin
Engineer Norman Smith
Assistant Engineer Chris Neal

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Love Me Do

Recorded: EMI Studios, London, 6 June 1962
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

  • 06-06, 1962 Recording – takes unknown
  • 04-09, 1962 Recording – takes 1-15+
  • 04-09, 1962 Mono mixing – from unknown take number
  • 11-09, 1962 Recording [re-make] – takes 1-18
  • 11-09, 1962 Mono mixing – from take 18
  • 25-02, 1963 Stereo mixing – from 11-09, 1962 mono remix
  • 28-01, 1969 Recording – GET BACK SESSIONS