The Magic Christian, starring Ringo Starr and Peter Sellers, had its US première in Los Angeles on this day.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Phil Spector Engineer: Geoff Emerick The third single by Plastic Ono Band, Instant Karma!, was written, recorded and mixed on this day.
While in Los Angeles to promote his film The Magic Christian, Ringo Starr made a taped appearance on the NBC television show Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In.
Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Geoff Emerick Engineers: Peter Bown, Jeff Jarratt For reasons unknown, The Inner Light, the b-side to The Beatles’ 1968 single Lady Madonna, was given its first stereo mix on this day.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono had left Denmark on 25 January 1970, following an extended stay which began the previous December. They were delayed in Paris on their return to England due to fog.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono stayed in Aalborg in Denmark over the new year and most of January 1970, to be with Ono’s daughter Kyoko. She was living there with Tony Cox, Ono’s second husband, and his new wife Melinde.
Olympic Sound Studios, London Producer: George Martin The seventh recording session for Ringo Starr‘s debut studio album, Sentimental Journey, took place on this day.
Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London Producer: Glyn Johns This two-hour session away from Abbey Road was ostensibly a remix session for the songs Let It Be and For You Blue.
Olympic Sound Studios, London Producer: Glyn Johns The Beatles had rejected producer Glyn Johns’ first attempt at fashioning an album from the Get Back/Let It Be tapes. On this day he put together a second Get Back LP for their consideration, although it too was rejected.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono had flown to Aalborg in Denmark on 29 December 1969, to be with Ono’s daughter Kyoko over the new year period. They stayed with Tony Cox, Ono’s second husband, and his new wife Melinde.
Studio two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Phil McDonald Although there were two further recording sessions for the Let It Be album involving just one member of The Beatles, this was their last time recording as a group – albeit without John Lennon.
Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Engineer: Phil McDonald Although The Beatles’ last recording session as a quartet had taken place on 20 August 1969, there were several other sessions involving one or more members up until April 1970.