Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
The session took place from 3.30-6.20pm. The song was recorded in two takes, although due to an error in the control room announcement it they were numbered takes two and three.
The first attempt was a false start, though the second was a complete run-through. The Beatles then added a series of overdubs to the backing track.
The four-track tape had bass guitar, drums, and Lennon's guitar on track one; Lennon's lead vocals on two; backing vocals by Paul McCartney and George Harrison on three, along with a double-tracked lead vocal part; and Ringo Starr's bongos, McCartney's Steinway grand piano, and Harrison's guitar solo on a Fender Stratocaster on four.