Studio One, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Stuart Eltham
The Beatles did not attend this overdub session for the Please Please Me album, as they were in London for a live radio session before travelling to Doncaster, Yorkshire, for an evening concert.
The group’s producer George Martin recorded overdubs for two songs between 10.30am and 1pm. The first was a piano part for ‘Misery’, followed by piano and celeste parts for ‘Baby It’s You’. The piano piece for the latter song was never used.
The tape operator on this session was Geoff Emerick, whose contributions as an engineer on The Beatles’ recordings from 1966 onwards would prove crucial to their developing sound.
Also on this day...
- 2017: McCartney and Starr reunite for new Ringo recordings
- 1979: US album release: George Harrison by George Harrison
- 1970: Mixing: Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr
- 1970: US single release: Instant Karma! by John Lennon
- 1969: Recording: Don’t Let Me Down
- 1968: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr arrive in Rishikesh, India
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!, Good Morning Good Morning
- 1965: Recording, mixing: If You’ve Got Trouble, Tell Me What You See, You’re Going To Lose That Girl, That Means A Lot, You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
- 1963: Live: St James Swimming Baths, Doncaster
- 1963: Radio: Parade Of The Pops
- 1962: Live: Floral Hall, Southport
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