Recording: Here Comes The Sun

2.30pm, Monday 7 July 1969 (44 years ago)

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Phil McDonald

George Harrison‘s second song for Abbey Road, Here Comes The Sun, was begun during this 2.30-11.45pm recording session.

The session took place without John Lennon, who was recuperating from a car accident in Scotland. The other three members of The Beatles recorded 13 takes of the backing track of Here Comes The Sun, on what was also Ringo Starr‘s 29th birthday.

Take 13 was the best attempt, and featured Harrison on a Gibson J-200 acoustic guitar and guide vocals, Paul McCartney on Rickenbacker bass guitar, and Starr on drums. In the final hour of the session Harrison taped an additional guitar part using the same J-200.

Work continued on Here Comes The Sun on the following day.

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