1970

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.

Mixing: For You Blue

Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road Producer: Malcolm Davies Engineer: Peter Bown Glyn Johns’ two proposed Get Back albums had been rejected by The Beatles, but there was still a wish to release the January 1969 material in some form.

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.