Category Archives: Studio

Paul McCartney performs on Badfinger’s Rock Of All Ages

IBC Studios, London
Producers: Paul McCartney, Mal Evans

Paul McCartney assisted in a number of sessions for Badfinger’s album Magic Christian Music in 1968 and 1969, producing several songs and writing Come And Get It.

Rock Of All Ages, the b-side to the Come And Get It single, was recorded on this day. McCartney co-produced the song with Mal Evans, and helped write it, although the latter gesture went uncredited.

During the session McCartney played piano and sang a guide vocal alongside Badfinger’s Tom Evans, which was later replaced by a second vocal part by Evans.

Two stereo mixes of Rock Of All Ages were released. The single version had McCartney’s piano in the right channel, while the album version had it centred. The latter version of the song also faded 10 seconds earlier.

Mixing, editing: I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Studios Two and Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

Having begun work on it six months previously, The Beatles finally finished John Lennon‘s I Want You (She’s So Heavy) on this day. It was also the final occasion on which all four members of the group were inside the Abbey Road studios together. Read more »

Mixing, editing: Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard, Maxwell’s Silver Hammer, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, You Never Give Me Your Money

Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

A 12-hour session took place on this day for the mixing, editing and crossfading of various Abbey Road songs. It took place in the control room of Abbey Road’s Studio Two from 2.30pm-2.30am. Read more »