Recording: Doctor Robert

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

The backing track for ‘Doctor Robert’ was recorded on this day. It was the third song for Revolver written about drug-taking, following ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ and ‘Got To Get You Into My Life’.

Label for The Beatles' Revolver album, side B

The session began at 2.30pm and ended at 10.30pm. The Beatles recorded the song in seven takes, with John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney playing a Rickenbacker bass, George Harrison on maracas and Ringo Starr playing drums.

Harrison then overdubbed a lead guitar part, and Lennon added harmonium. All the instruments for Doctor Robert were recorded on this day; vocals were added and mono mixes were made two days later, on 19 April 1966.

Last updated: 25 November 2022
Recording, mixing: Rain
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