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.

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.

Recording, mixing: Rain
Lennon and Harrison watch The Lovin' Spoonful in London
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