Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Norman Smith
The first session took place from 2-7pm. The Beatles recorded Paul McCartney's The Night Before in two takes plus overdubs. These included double-tracked vocals, and an electric piano part by John Lennon.
At this stage in the album's recording process, George Harrison's You Like Me Too Much was likewise intended for the Help! soundtrack, although it was later moved to side two. The song was completed in eight takes during a 7-11pm session. Again, Lennon played electric piano, and both McCartney and George Martin played a Steinway grand piano.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live at Peace Center, Greenville, SC, USA
- 2010: National Trust considers campaign to buy Abbey Road Studios
- 2010: McCartney hopes Abbey Road can be saved after reports of an EMI sale
- 1975: US album release: Rock ‘N’ Roll by John Lennon
- 1970: Recording, mixing: I’m A Fool To Care, Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing by Ringo Starr
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!
- 1967: UK single release: Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever
- 1964: Day off in Miami
- 1963: Television: Thank Your Lucky Stars
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: St John’s Hall, Liverpool
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