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 for It Don’t Come Easy, which had the working title You Gotta Pay Your Dues, began the night before. This session began at 5pm and finished at 1.30am the following morning.
In the first hour Starr re-recorded his lead vocals onto the previous night’s take 20. However, during the hour-long break that followed, it was decided that the song should be remade, and takes 21-30 were recorded from 7-11pm.