Recording: Penny Lane

7.00pm, Wednesday 4 January 1967 (47 years ago)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

The Beatles’ first recording session of 1967 saw work continue on Penny Lane.

The session began at 7pm and finished at 2.45am the following morning. Track two of the four-track tape was filled with piano played by John Lennon and lead guitar by George Harrison. Paul McCartney also added lead vocals onto track three.

The results of this session were never used, however. McCartney’s vocals were replaced on the following day with another attempt, and Lennon and Harrison’s parts were wiped on 6 January.

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