Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Malcolm Addey
The Beatles’ recording sessions were largely focused on particular songs. On this occasion, however, they spent around seven hours, between 11pm and 6.15am, jamming instrumentals which were never released.
Just 16 minutes of the session was recorded, with detuned electric guitars – one of which had a vibrato effect – plus harmonium and drums. The Beatles recorded another of these jam sessions on 1 June 1967, the day Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released.
Also on this day...
- 2020: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr pay tribute to Little Richard
- 2013: Paul McCartney live: Estádio Governador Plácido Castelo, Fortaleza, Brazil
- 2011: Paul McCartney live: Estadio Monumental, Lima, Peru
- 1969: Paul McCartney performs on Steve Miller’s My Dark Hour
- 1969: Mixing: Get Back album inserts
- 1969: UK album release: Unfinished Music No.2: Life With The Lions by John Lennon and Yoko Ono
- 1969: UK album release: Electronic Sound by George Harrison
- 1966: Recording: For No One
- 1965: The Beatles watch Bob Dylan perform in London
- 1965: Filming: Help! – various scenes around London
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1962: George Martin offers The Beatles a recording contract
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.