The session took place from 2.30-6.15pm. Four of the six takes were complete: take four was a false start, and the fifth broke down after Ringo Starr made an error.
Five guitars plus a bass feature on the recording of ‘It’s Only Love’, indicating how The Beatles had become keen to experiment with timbres by the summer of 1965. The majority of these parts were overdubbed once the rhythm track was in place.
Acoustic six-string and 12-string guitars were recorded on track one of the tape, along with bass guitar and drums; Lennon’s vocals were added to the second; and two further tracks, panned right on the stereo spectrum, feature three electric guitars, along with double-tracked vocals and tambourine in the choruses.
Also on this day...
- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, Rhode Island
- 2009: Paul McCartney launches Meat Free Mondays campaign
- 1968: John and Yoko plant acorns for peace at Coventry Cathedral
- 1966: US album release: Yesterday… And Today
- 1964: Live: Festival Hall, Melbourne
- 1963: Live: City Hall, Salisbury
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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