Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick
Recording for the Sgt Pepper song ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!’ was completed during this session, and mono mixes were created.
The session began, however, with 15 mono mixes of ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’, the last of which was selected for inclusion on the album. Ringo Starr’s lead vocals were given artificial double-tracking (ADT) during the mixing process.
Organ and glockenspiel were overdubbed onto the close of Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!. Seven mono mixes were then made, the fourth of which was considered the best and was used for the album. The session ended at 3am on the morning of 1 April 1967.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Album release: Postcards From Paradise by Ringo Starr
- 2010: Paul McCartney live: the Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles
- 1978: UK album release: London Town by Wings
- 1970: Paul McCartney reacts angrily to a letter from John Lennon and George Harrison, delivered by Ringo Starr
- 1970: Radio: Ringo Starr on Open House
- 1969: George and Pattie Harrison are fined for drugs possession
- 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s lightning trip to Vienna
- 1965: Filming: Help!
- 1964: Radio: Saturday Club
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: De Montfort Hall, Leicester
- 1962: Live: Subscription Rooms, Stroud
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