Recording, mixing: With A Little Help From My Friends, Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!

7.00pm, Friday 31 March 1967 (47 years ago)

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

Recording for the Sgt Pepper song Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite! was completed during this session, and mono mixes were created.

The session began, however, with 15 mono mixes of With A Little Help From My Friends, the last of which was selected for inclusion on the album. Ringo Starr‘s lead vocals were given artificial double-tracking (ADT) during the mixing process.

Organ and glockenspiel were overdubbed onto the close of Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!. Seven mono mixes were then made, the fourth of which was considered the best and was used for the album. The session ended at 3am on the morning of 1 April 1967.

Leave a reply