The mono mixes of ‘Good Morning Good Morning’ replaced those done on 6 April 1967. Fourteen mixes were made on this day, numbered 10-23, the last of which was used for the album.
The reason for redoing the mono mixes was because the song did not fit comfortably alongside ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)’. In the end the solution was to echo the final cluck of the chicken with the open guitar notes of ‘Sgt Pepper (Reprise)’. The stereo mixes, which had been made on 6 April, merged the two together, diluting the effect.
The mono mix of ‘Only A Northern Song’ was a demo done for reference purposes. Paul McCartney had recently returned from a trip to the US, and with recording on Sgt Pepper complete he was keen to press on with future projects.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Paul McCartney inducts Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- 2014: Paul McCartney live: Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay
- 2012: Paul McCartney live: Estadio El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia
- 1973: UK album release: 1967-1970 (Blue Album)
- 1973: UK album release: 1962-1966 (Red Album)
- 1968: Apple Corps advertises for new talent
- 1967: The Beatles & Co. is formed
- 1966: Recording, mixing: Doctor Robert
- 1965: US single release: Ticket To Ride
- 1964: Recording: Around The Beatles
- 1963: Live: Mersey Beat Showcase, Stoke-on-Trent
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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