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. Read more »

Recording, mixing: You Always Hurt The One You Love by Ringo Starr

De Lane Lea Sound Centre, London
Producer: George Martin

Although recording for his debut album Sentimental Journey was nearly complete by this date, Ringo Starr began work on a new song on this day, a cover of You Always Hurt The One You Love. Read more »

Recording, mixing: That Would Be Something, Valentine Day, Every Night, Maybe I’m Amazed by Paul McCartney

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Paul McCartney

Although intended as a mixing session, Paul McCartney managed to begin and complete two songs for his debut album McCartney on this day. Read more »

Mixing: The Lovely Linda, Momma Miss America, Glasses, Singalong Junk by Paul McCartney

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney had been recording his debut album, McCartney, at his St John's Wood home and at Morgan Studios in London, the latter under the pseudonym Billy Martin. On this day his first solo session in the familiar surroundings of EMI Studios took place, which saw the creation of stereo mixes for four songs. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Have I Told You Lately That I Love You, Let The Rest Of The World Go By by Ringo Starr

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin

Two songs for Ringo Starr's debut album Sentimental Journey, Have I Told You Lately That I Love You and Let The Rest Of The World Go By, were completed during this recording session. Read more »

Recording, mixing: I’m A Fool To Care, Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing by Ringo Starr

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin

The backing track and lead vocals for Ringo Starr's Sentimental Journey song I'm A Fool To Care had been recorded on 11 February 1970. During this follow-up session a 15-piece string orchestra was added to that song, and to Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »