Morgan Studios, London
Producer: George Martin
This, the penultimate session for Ringo Starr‘s debut solo album Sentimental Journey, saw two songs recorded: Whispering Grass and Bye Bye Blackbird.
A 36-piece orchestra was used on both songs, conducted by the arranger of each song. Firstly, Ron Goodwin led the musicians through his version of Whispering Grass, which Starr had demoed on 9 February 1970.
Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees had arranged a new version of Bye Bye Blackbird. Gibb conducted the orchestra, after which Starr overdubbed his lead vocals. The day’s work was complete by 1pm.