Recording: A Day In The Life

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

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.

John Lennon's handwritten lyrics for A Day In The Life

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.

Recording, mixing: Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Filming: Penny Lane
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