February 1970

Mixing: For You Blue

Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Malcolm Davies Engineer: Peter Bown Glyn Johns’ two proposed Get Back albums had been rejected by The Beatles, but there was still a wish to release the January 1969 material in some form.

US album release: Hey Jude

The compilation album Hey Jude was issued on this day in the United States, as Apple SW 385. It brought together non-album singles and b-sides, along with Can’t Buy Me Love and I Should Have Known Better, which had previously been released on the United Artists soundtrack LP for A Hard Day’s Night.

Mixing: Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Recording for Ringo Starr‘s debut album Sentimental Journey was largely complete by this date, so six songs were mixed into stereo during two sessions on this day.

Recording: It Don’t Come Easy by Ringo Starr

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Ringo Starr had two back-to-back recording sessions at EMI Studios on this day. The first, from 2.30-5pm, was for his Sentimental Journey album, while this second one was for his standalone single It Don’t Come Easy.

Recording: Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing by Ringo Starr

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Ringo Starr had two recording sessions on this day. This first one was for the Sentimental Journey album, while the second, in the evening, was for the single It Don’t Come Easy.

Recording, mixing: I’m A Fool To Care by Ringo Starr

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin A version of Ted Daffan’s song I’m A Fool To Care, newly arranged by Klaus Voormann, was begun on this day for Ringo Starr‘s Sentimental Journey album. It was also Starr’s fifth wedding anniversary, following his marriage to Maureen Cox on 11 February 1965.

Recording, mixing: Dream by Ringo Starr

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Ringo Starr‘s version of Johnny Mercer’s Dream had been begun on 14 November 1970, when the basic backing track and vocals were recorded. A rough mix was prepared on 18 November, but the song wasn’t completed until this day.