EMI Recording Studio, Bombay, India
Producer: George Harrison
Engineers: JP Sen, SN Gupta
George Harrison had flown to India on 7 January 1968 to record the soundtrack for the film Wonderwall. The second session took place on this day.
The sessions began on 9 January in Bombay (Mumbai), and the soundtrack was mostly complete by 12 January.
On this day Harrison invited camera crews in to film proceedings. Reuters filmed around 45 seconds of colour footage, and BBC News shot slightly less. In the silent footage the musicians are believed to have been working on the track Fantasy Sequins.
The musicians included Ashish Khan (sarod), ahapurush Misra (tabla and pakavaj), Sharad Jadev and Hanuman Jadev (shanhais), Shambu-Das, Indril Bhattacharya and Shankar Ghosh (sitar), Chandra Shakher (sur-bahar), Shiv Kumar Sharmar (santorr), SR Kenkare and Hari Prasad Chaurasia (flute), Vinayak Vohra (taar shehnai) and Rijram Desad (dholak, harmonium and tabla-tarang).
The Bombay sessions took place at EMI Recording Studios, based at the Universal Insurance Building, Sir Pherozeshah Mehta Rd, Fort, Bombay 400001.
Also on this day...
- 2012: US publishing rights for six early Beatles songs are sold
- 2011: Gretsch to sell limited edition replica of George Harrison’s Duo Jet guitar
- 1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day seven – George Harrison quits The Beatles
- 1967: Recording: Penny Lane
- 1966: US single release: Woman by Peter And Gordon
- 1964: Live: The Beatles’ Christmas Show
- 1964: US album release: Introducing The Beatles
- 1963: Live: Grafton Rooms, Liverpool
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1958: Live: New Clubmoor Hall, Liverpool
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