January 1970

Recording: Instant Karma! by Plastic Ono Band

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.

Mixing: The Inner Light

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 is interviewed in Paris by Reuters

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.

Glyn Johns compiles the second Get Back album

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.

Recording: I Me Mine

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.