Further overdubs were added onto ‘A Day In The Life’ during this session, which began at 7pm and finished at 1.15am the following morning. Each of them involved replacing previously-recorded parts.
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr re-recorded the bass guitar and drum parts they had recorded on 20 January 1967. Starr’s drum part from this day, in particular, was much-admired upon the song’s release.
McCartney then overdubbed his lead vocals onto track two, correcting the wrong word sung during the previous session.
Also on this day...
- 2009: The Beatles’ former Apple HQ goes on sale
- 1970: Recording, mixing: Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing by Ringo Starr
- 1969: Allen Klein is appointed The Beatles’ manager
- 1968: Recording: Lady Madonna, Across The Universe
- 1966: Paul McCartney meets Stevie Wonder
- 1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
- 1963: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: St John’s Hall, Bootle
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