Recording: Blue Jay Way

7.00pm, Friday 6 October 1967 (46 years ago)

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

The recording of George Harrison‘s Magical Mystery Tour song Blue Jay Way was completed during this session, which began at 7pm and ended at midnight.

There had been one free track on the four-track tape at the end of the 7 September 1967 session. This was filled on this evening with a cello and tambourine overdub.

The tambourine part was likely to have been performed by a Beatle. The identity of the cellist, meanwhile, is not known, although the session musician was paid £27 for their efforts.

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