Recording: You Can’t Do That

10.00am, Friday 22 May 1964 (49 years ago)

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

While The Beatles were abroad on holiday, George Martin overdubbed a piano part onto You Can’t Do That.

The session began at 10am and lasted just one hour. Martin’s piano part was added onto take nine, which was subsequently renamed take 10. Despite his efforts, however, the overdub was never used.

One Response to “Recording: You Can’t Do That”

  1. Andrew

    I’ve always found this curious. Is it the only occasion of an already-released song receiving an overdub, unused or otherwise?


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