Studio Two (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Chris Thomas
Engineer: Ken Scott
This 7pm-1.30am session saw mono mixes created for three White Album songs, as well as one for the unreleased ‘What’s The New Mary Jane’.
The first song to be tackled was ‘Happiness Is A Warm Gun’, the most recent to be recorded. Two mono mixes had been made the night before, and on this evening a further 10, numbered 3-12, were made.
‘What’s The New Mary Jane’ had been recorded on 14 August 1968 by John Lennon, Yoko Ono and George Harrison. Although it was considered a contender for the White Album until shortly before its release, it remained in the EMI vaults until 1996’s Anthology 3.
Two mono mixes of ‘What’s The New Mary Jane’ were made, followed by two apiece of ‘Glass Onion’ and ‘I Will’.
Also on this day...
- 2008: Paul McCartney plays landmark concert in Israel
- 2006: US album release: Ecce Cor Meum by Paul McCartney
- 1974: US album release: Walls And Bridges by John Lennon
- 1969: UK album release: Abbey Road
- 1967: Recording: The Fool On The Hill
- 1966: Brian Epstein is hospitalised in London
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
- 1959: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
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