Recording: And I Love Her, Tell Me Why, If I Fell

10.00am, Thursday 27 February 1964 (50 years ago)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith

Having attempted to record Paul McCartney‘s And I Love Her on 25 and 26 February, The Beatles finally completed it, recording takes 20 and 21.

Two recording sessions took place on this day. After finishing And I Love Her in the first, which lasted from 10am to 1pm, The Beatles completed Tell Me Why in eight takes.

After a break for lunch, The Beatles returned to the studio for an afternoon session lasting from 2.30-5.30pm. They recorded John Lennon‘s ballad If I Fell in 15 takes, with Lennon and McCartney singing together into a the same microphone.

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