Recording: Glass Onion

7.00pm, Wednesday 11 September 1968 (45 years ago)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Chris Thomas
Engineer: Ken Scott

The Beatles began the recording of Glass Onion, the third song on the White Album, during this 7pm-3.30am session.

Thirty-four takes of the rhythm track were recorded, with John Lennon on acoustic guitar, George Harrison on electric guitar, Paul McCartney playing bass, and Ringo Starr on drums.

Each take was roughly the same length, apart from take 15 which became a six-minute jam. The group’s penultimate attempt, take 33, was considered the best, and overdubs began the following day.

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