Work on ‘Love You To’ had begun on 11 April 1966. This session began with a reduction mix to free up extra tracks, which was numbered take 7.
With the two newly-available tracks, Ringo Starr played a tambourine while Harrison added more fuzz electric guitar; and Paul McCartney added more harmony vocals. A brief edit piece containing Harrison’s solo sitar was also recorded and used for the song’s introduction.
Three mono mixes were then made of the completed song, and the best parts of each were edited together for the version heard on Revolver. Work on ‘Love You To’ ended at 6.30pm.
The Beatles took a break for dinner, and returned at 8pm to begin work on ‘Paperback Writer’. They recorded two takes of the rhythm track, the first of which was incomplete. Ringo Starr played drums, John Lennon played a tambourine, Harrison performed a rhythm guitar part on a Gibson SG, and McCartney performed a lead guitar part on an Epiphone Casino. The song was completed the following day.
Also on this day...
- 2016: Paul McCartney live: Save Mart Center, Fresno, California
- 2016: Ringo Starr cancels North Carolina show over anti-LGBT law
- 2012: World première of Paul McCartney’s My Valentine videos
- 1965: Recording: Help!
- 1965: Radio: Pop Inn
- 1965: Paul McCartney buys 7 Cavendish Avenue, London
- 1965: Filming: Help!
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Television: The 625 Show – The Beatles’ first national TV appearance
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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