1969

Radio: Everett Is Here

BBC Radio 1 disc jockey Kenny Everett was present during the mixing sessions for the Abbey Road album which took place on this day. During a break in the session, Everett interviewed John Lennon.

Mixing: You Never Give Me Your Money

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald You Never Give Me Your Money was completed during this mixing session, which took place in the control room of Abbey Road’s Studio Two from 2.30-9.15pm.

The Abbey Road cover photography session

All four Beatles gathered at EMI Studios on the morning of Friday 8 August 1969 for one of the most famous photo shoots of their career. Photographer Iain Macmillan took the famous image that adorned their last-recorded album, Abbey Road.

Recording, mixing: Come Together, The End

Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald Two separate sessions were held on this day at Abbey Road, for the recording and mixing of two Beatles songs.

Recording: You Never Give Me Your Money, Because, The End

Room 43, Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald Overdubs were added to three Abbey Road songs during this session: You Never Give Me Your Money, Because and The End.

Recording, mixing: Because, Something, Here Comes The Sun

Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald Three days after the backing track for Because was recorded, The Beatles added the song’s distinctive vocal harmonies.

Paul McCartney produces The Iveys’ Come And Get It

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Paul McCartney Paul McCartney had recorded a demo version of his song Come And Get It on 24 July 1969. On this day he produced a session in which the Apple group The Iveys recorded the song for release as a single.

Recording: Because

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald Although none of them knew it at the time, 1 August 1969 was a significant date for The Beatles: it marked the final time that all four members began recording a song together.