Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Geoff Emerick A second mixing session for the debut Plastic Ono Band album Live Peace In Toronto 1969 took place on this day, following an earlier one on 25 September 1969.
The third long player of experimental recordings by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Wedding Album, was released by Apple in the US on this day.
On John Lennon‘s 29th birthday, a pregnant Yoko Ono was rushed to King’s College Hospital, London, for an emergency blood transfusion.
For the second time in 1969, George Harrison gave an interview to the BBC’s David Wigg for the Scene And Heard show.
The first songs to be issued as a single from the Abbey Road were the double a-side Something/Come Together.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producers: John Lennon, Yoko Ono Engineer: Geoff Emerick Although he had created stereo mixes of Cold Turkey on 29 September, John Lennon added finishing touches and created further mixes on this day.
Studio A, Lansdowne Studios, Lansdowne Road, London Producers: John Lennon, Yoko Ono Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow), the b-side for Cold Turkey, the Plastic Ono Band’s second single, was recorded on this day.
Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Jeff Jarratt The Beatles had agreed to allow Across The Universe to be included on the World Wildlife Fund’s album No One’s Gonna Change My World. To this end, the song was given two stereo mixes on this day.
Five days after its UK release, The Beatles’ last-recorded LP, Abbey Road, was issued in the United States on this day. The catalog number was Apple SO 383.
Room Four, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: John Lennon Stereo mixes of Cold Turkey, the second single by the Plastic Ono Band, were made on this day at EMI Studios.
Trident Studios, London Producers: John Lennon, Yoko Ono Despite having recorded 26 takes of Cold Turkey at EMI Studios on 25 September 1969, John Lennon decided the recording was not good enough to be the Plastic Ono Band’s second single.
The Beatles’ 12th official album, Abbey Road, was released in the UK on this day. Their last-recorded album, it was issued only in stereo, as Apple PCS 7088.
Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producers: John Lennon, Yoko Ono The first version of Cold Turkey, the second single by the Plastic Ono Band, was recorded on this day.
Paul and Linda McCartney made their final public appearance for several months on this evening, by attending the UK première of the film Midnight Cowboy.
Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Geoff Emerick Two sessions involving the Plastic Ono Band took place on this day. The first was from 10am-1.45pm, and saw the creation of stereo mixes for the Live Peace In Toronto 1969 album.
Although the previous week John Lennon had decided to leave The Beatles, Allen Klein persuaded him to keep quiet in public. Nonetheless, on 20 September 1969 Lennon chose to tell the rest of the group.
Paul McCartney gave an interview on this day to David Wigg for the BBC Radio 1 series Scene And Heard.
In April 1969, The Beatles held 27% of the capital in their publishing company Northern Songs. They wished, however, to take full control of the company, after their former partner and publisher Dick James had opened secret negotiations to sell to television executive Lew Grade.
IBC Studios, London Producers: Paul McCartney, Mal Evans Paul McCartney assisted in a number of sessions for Badfinger’s album Magic Christian Music in 1968 and 1969, producing several songs and writing Come And Get It. Rock Of All Ages, the b-side to the Come And Get It single, was recorded on this day. McCartney co-produced… Read more »
On this day Maclen (Music) Limited began legal proceedings against Northern Songs, the company founded by music publisher Dick James, Brian Epstein, John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1963 to publish Lennon-McCartney songs.