1969

Mixing: The Long And Winding Road, Let It Be

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns This was the third day of stereo mixing for the unreleased Get Back album, which John Lennon and Paul McCartney has asked engineer Glyn Johns to compile early in March 1969.

Mixing: Two Of Us, The Long And Winding Road, Lady Madonna

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns This was the second mixing session for the unreleased Get Back album, which Glyn Johns had been asked to compile by John Lennon and Paul McCartney early in March 1969.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono live in Cambridge

With tentative plans for The Beatles’ return to live performance put on indefinite hold, fans of the group lived in hope that they’d one day see their idols perform once again. On this day John Lennon gave the first concert performance any of The Beatles had given away from the group, with an appearance at… Read more »

Tape copying: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Engineer: Barry Sheffield A master take of I Want You (She’s So Heavy) had been created during the previous day’s session, by editing elements from three different takes.

Editing: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Producer: Glyn Johns Engineer: Barry Sheffield A master take of I Want You (She’s So Heavy) was assembled during this session, from some of the 35 takes recorded on the previous day.

Recording: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Trident Studios, St Anne’s Court, London Producer: Glyn Johns Engineer: Barry Sheffield Although The Beatles had performed many of the Abbey Road songs during the Let It Be sessions in January 1969, recording didn’t begin properly until this day.

Recording: Don’t Let Me Down

Disclaimer: the date and nature of this session is far from certain. What follows is a current ‘best guess’ based on available evidence, but any corrections or further comments are welcome. Photographs by Ethan Russell published in the Get Back book (which accompanied the Let It Be box set in 1970) and the hardback book… Read more »