Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
Having attempted to record Paul McCartney’s ‘And I Love Her’ on 25 and 26 February, The Beatles finally completed it, recording takes 20 and 21.
Two recording sessions took place on this day. After finishing ‘And I Love Her’ in the first, which lasted from 10am to 1pm, The Beatles completed ‘Tell Me Why’ in eight takes.
After a break for lunch, The Beatles returned to the studio for an afternoon session lasting from 2.30-5.30pm. They recorded John Lennon’s ballad ‘If I Fell’ in 15 takes, with Lennon and McCartney singing together into the same microphone.
Last updated: 30 June 2022
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Vivo Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- 1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
- 1963: Live: Rialto Theatre, York
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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Not a bad day’s work.