Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Engineer: Ken Scott
Six takes, which were closer to rehearsals than proper attempts, were recorded between 8.30pm and 4am in Abbey Road’s Studio Two.
Only three of the takes – one, two and six – were complete, and lasted 6’12”, 4’30” and 5’25” respectively. Take two was later issued on 1996’s Anthology 3, although faded out slightly early.
The Beatles continued work on Hey Jude on 30 July 1968, before it was taken to Trident Studios in London for completion using their eight-track facilities.
Also on this day...
- 1969: Recording: Come Together, Sun King, Mean Mr Mustard
- 1967: George Harrison returns to England from Greece
- 1966: Datebook republishes John Lennon’s ‘Jesus’ comments
- 1965: World première of Help!
- 1964: Live: Johanneshovs Isstadion, Stockholm, Sweden
- 1961: Live: Blair Hall, Liverpool
- 1957: Paul McCartney goes to Scout camp
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