Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
The Beatles recorded eight takes of the rhythm track for the Sgt Pepper song ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ on this evening, in a session which began at 7pm and ended at 2.15am the following morning.
Just four of the attempts were complete. They featured drums, tambourine and rhythm guitar, and likely also had John Lennon singing a guide vocal which was later replaced.
The eighth take was the best, and became the basis for further overdubs. Following this session, further work on ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ was delayed until 16 February 1967.
Take eight, along with Lennon’s vocals from the subsequent session, was released on Anthology 2 in 1996.
Also on this day...
- 2011: The Beatles’ Love and John Lennon’s final interview go onsale at iTunes
- 2010: Ringo’s star unveiled on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
- 1968: Recording, mixing: The Inner Light, Across The Universe
- 1966: George and Pattie Harrison honeymoon in Barbados
- 1964: Rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show
- 1964: Radio: Saturday Club
- 1963: Live: ABC Cinema, Carlisle
- 1961: Live: Hambleton Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
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