It took The Beatles three different attempts to record Paul McCartney’s song I’m Looking Through You: on this day and on 6 and 10 November. There was also an overdub session for vocals and handclaps on 11 November.
There were two scheduled sessions on this day. The first, from 2.30-7pm, was devoted to the rhythm track, with a single take recorded after lengthy rehearsals.
This version, as heard on 1996’s Anthology 2, was more acoustic than the eventual released recording. The rhythm track contained handclaps, maracas and two acoustic guitars.
Overdubs were added during the evening session, which finished at 11.30pm. These included bass guitar and two vocal parts by McCartney, as well as one by John Lennon. It also featured electric guitar from George Harrison, and drums and harmonium – both played by Ringo Starr.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live at Grand Theater, Mashantucket, Connecticut
- 1969: Paul McCartney denies reports of his death
- 1968: George Harrison produces Is This What You Want? by Jackie Lomax
- 1964: Live: Granada Cinema, Walthamstow, London
- 1963: Radio: Karlaplansstudion, Stockholm, Sweden
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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