1969

Paul McCartney performs on Steve Miller’s My Dark Hour

Olympic Sound Studios, London Producers: Glyn Johns, Steve Miller The Beatles’ earlier mixing session at Olympic had ended in acrimony when John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr had attempted to persuade Paul McCartney to sign a contract to officially appoint Klein as Apple’s financial manager. The other three Beatles had signed the contract on… Read more »

Mixing: Get Back album inserts

Studio One, Olympic Sound Studios, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns This was the second stereo mixing session for the insertion of speech and song snippets into Glyn Johns’ unreleased Get Back album.

UK album release: Electronic Sound by George Harrison

The Beatles’ experimental label Zapple Records was launched on this day, with the UK release of two albums: George Harrison‘s Electronic Sound and John Lennon and Yoko Ono‘s Unfinished Music No 2: Life With The Lions.

Mixing: Get Back album inserts

Studio One, Olympic Sound Studios, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns This 8pm-7.30am stereo mixing session saw work continue on Glyn Johns’ unreleased Get Back album.

Recording, mixing: You Never Give Me Your Money

Studio One, Olympic Sound Studios, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns Thus far, all the Abbey Road songs recorded had previously been debuted during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions in January 1969. That changed on this day with the recording of a new song, Paul McCartney‘s You Never Give Me Your Money.

Recording: Something

Studio One, Olympic Sound Studios, London Producer: George Martin Engineer: Glyn Johns This was the first of four consecutive Beatles recording sessions at Olympic Sound Studios in Barnes, London, and saw work continue on George Harrison‘s song Something.

US single release: Get Back

Nearly a month after its release in the United Kingdom, The Beatles’ first single of 1969 was issued in the United States.

Recording: Something

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas Engineer: Jeff Jarratt Although The Beatles had recorded 13 takes of George Harrison‘s song Something on 16 April 1969, on this day they began a remake.

Mixing: John And Yoko

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Jeff Jarratt On 22 April 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had recorded the track John And Yoko, which which became side two of their Wedding Album.

Mixing: Oh! Darling

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas Engineer: Jeff Jarratt Stereo mixes of Oh! Darling were made on this day, in the control room of Studio Three.

Recording, mixing: Let It Be, You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas Engineer: Jeff Jarratt This session began with a lead guitar overdub onto the best take of Let It Be from the 31 January session. This solo featured on the single release, but an alternative one was used for the Let It Be.

Recording, mixing: Octopus’s Garden

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas Engineer: Jeff Jarratt The Beatles continued the recording of Ringo Starr‘s second-recorded composition, Octopus’s Garden, during this 7.30pm-1am session.

Recording: John And Yoko

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: John Lennon Engineer: Jeff Jarratt On 22 April 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had recorded the track John And Yoko, which which became side two of their Wedding Album.

Recording: Oh! Darling, Octopus’s Garden

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas/The Beatles Engineer: Jeff Jarratt The Beatles began work on Ringo Starr second-recorded composition, Octopus’s Garden, taping 32 takes of the basic rhythm track.

Mixing: John And Yoko

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Engineer: Jeff Jarratt On 22 April 1969, John Lennon and Yoko Ono had recorded the track John And Yoko, which which became side two of their Wedding Album.