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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 »

Glyn Johns compiles the second Get Back album

Olympic Sound Studios, London
Producer: Glyn Johns

The Beatles had rejected producer Glyn Johns' first attempt at fashioning an album from the Get Back/Let It Be tapes. On this day he put together a second Get Back LP for their consideration, although it too was rejected. Read more »

Mixing, editing: Get Back album

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: Glyn Johns

The final Beatles-related studio booking of 1969 was a mixing and editing session for the unreleased Get Back album. None of The Beatles attended. Read more »

Mixing: Get Back, Don’t Let Me Down

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns

Mono mixes of Get Back had been made at Abbey Road on 26 March 1969, in preparation for its release as a single. However, when an acetate disc was played on BBC radio on 6 April, ahead of its release, Paul McCartney decided it needed more work. Read more »

Mixing: Get Back, Teddy Boy, Two Of Us, Dig A Pony, I’ve Got A Feeling, The Long And Winding Road, Let It Be, Rocker, Save The Last Dance For Me, Don’t Let Me Down, For You Blue, The Walk

Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns

Early in March 1969, John Lennon and Paul McCartney invited engineer Glyn Johns to Abbey Road, where they gave him the eight-track tapes from the January 1969 Get Back/Let It Be recording sessions at Apple Studios. Read more »

Mixing: I’ve Got A Feeling, Don’t Let Me Down, Get Back, One After 909, Dig A Pony

Apple Studios, Savile Row, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns

Following The Beatles; rooftop concert on 30 January 1969, stereo mixes of five of the songs were made on this day. Read more »

The Beatles’ rooftop concert (Apple building)

Apple Studios, Savile Row, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns

The Beatles, with Billy Preston, gave their final live performance atop the Apple building at 3 Savile Row, London, in what became the climax of their Let It Be film. Read more »