March 1970

Mixing: For You Blue

Room four, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Phil Spector Engineers: Mike Sheady, Eddie Klein Phil Spector spent much of this day working on an idea which was never used: a 16-second tape loop using part of the instrumental break from George Harrison‘s For You Blue. Onto this he overlaid snatches of dialogue from members of… Read more »

Mixing: Dig It

Room four, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Phil Spector Engineer: Mike Sheady Phil Spector’s fourth day spent fashioning a usable long-player out of the myriad January 1969 session tapes found him working on Dig It and assembling snippets of dialogue to be used in between songs.

Mixing: The Long And Winding Road, Let It Be, Get Back, Maggie Mae

Room four, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Phil Spector Engineer: Peter Bown Although it would later be subjected to strings, brass and choir overdubs, the stereo mixes of The Long And Winding Road made by Phil Spector on this day were a much simpler affair: they were used for the eventual orchestral score, and for… Read more »

Ringo Starr is interviewed for the BBC’s Scene And Heard

BBC radio presenter had interviewed each of The Beatles on several occasions in recent months. On this day he recorded the last of his Beatles-era interviews, with Ringo Starr at the Apple Corps headquarters on Savile Row, London.

Mixing: For You Blue, Teddy Boy, Two Of Us

Room four, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Phil Spector Engineer: Peter Bown Phil Spector’s second day of creating stereo mixes from the Let It Be tapes involved work on three songs.

Tape copying: McCartney by Paul McCartney

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Paul McCartney The recording of Paul McCartney‘s debut solo album McCartney had been finished on 25 February 1970. This, however, was the last day of studio work.

Playback: McCartney by Paul McCartney

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Paul McCartney Paul McCartney had finished recording his debut album McCartney on 25 February 1970. From then he prepared artwork and the release schedule.

Mixing: Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Chris Thomas A new mono mix of the title track of Ringo Starr‘s debut solo album Sentimental Journey was made on this day.

George Harrison is interviewed for the BBC’s The Beatles Today

In the earlier part of The Beatles’ career the BBC had broadcast a number of Beatles specials on radio and television, but as the group retreated from the public eye they became less frequent. On this day, however, George Harrison contributed to a bank holiday special which was later aired on BBC Radio 1.

Recording: It Don’t Come Easy by Ringo Starr

Trident Studios, London Producer: George Harrison Recording for Ringo Starr‘s debut UK solo single was a curiously drawn out affair. He had recorded two versions of It Don’t Come Easy on 18 and 19 February 1970, but these were discarded and a remake was recorded on 8 March 1970.

Recording: It Don’t Come Easy by Ringo Starr

Trident Studios, London Producer: George Harrison Ringo Starr began recording his debut UK solo single, It Don’t Come Easy, on 18 and 19 February 1970. However, a second remake was begun on this day.

Mixing: Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr

Room Four, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: George Martin Ringo Starr‘s debut solo album Sentimental Journey was finally completed on this day, with a mixing session at EMI Studios.

UK single release: Let It Be

The Beatles’ final UK single of their career, not including various reissues and the Anthology releases, was Let It Be.