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 the session musicians to hear while they performed during the 1 April session. Read more »

Mixing, editing: I’ve Got A Feeling, Dig A Pony, One After 909, I Me Mine, Across The Universe

Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Phil Spector
Engineer: Peter Bown

After two attempts by Glyn Johns at assembling a Get Back LP were rejected by The Beatles, maverick producer Phil Spector was brought in to work on the tapes. Read more »

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. Read more »

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. Read more »

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 »