Two sessions took place on this second day’s work on With The Beatles, with The Beatles recording six songs at Abbey Road’s studio two.
They started work at 10am, recording two songs before finishing at 1.30pm. The first was The Marvelettes’ ‘Please Mister Postman’, the third Motown song taped by The Beatles for the album. The final version was an overdub of take nine onto take seven.
So far all the songs recorded for With The Beatles were cover versions. The first Lennon–McCartney song to be attempted was ‘It Won’t Be Long’, later selected as the album’s opener. The Beatles recorded 10 takes, including two overdubs of the ending, although they decided to return to the song at the following session.
Also on this day...
- 1969: Recording, mixing: You Never Give Me Your Money, Come Together, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard, Her Majesty, The End
- 1968: Recording, mixing: Hey Jude
- 1965: Rehearsals for the North America tour
- 1964: Travel: Stockholm to London
- 1963: Recording: Money, Till There Was You, Roll Over Beethoven, It Won’t Be Long, All My Loving
- 1963: Radio: Non Stop Pop, Saturday Club
- 1962: Live: St John’s Hall, Bootle
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Blair Hall, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey
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