Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Ken Scott
He chose to record the song simply, with just vocals and acoustic guitar. It took just three takes to perfect the guitar track, which was recorded onto four-track tape.
The mostly instrumental take two was included on 1996's Anthology 3, but take three became the basis for the album release. Onto it Lennon recorded two vocal tracks and a second acoustic guitar part, and the song was complete.
Mono mixes followed: one of Julia, five of Dear Prudence, and finally one of Blackbird. A suitable mono mix of Back In The USSR had been made on 23 August 1968.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Paul McCartney live at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
- 2015: Ringo Starr live at Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary, AB, Canada
- 2014: Paul McCartney live at American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
- 2008: PS I don’t love you: Ringo tells fans to stop writing
- 1965: Recording: Drive My Car
- 1964: Live: ABC Cinema, Wigan
- 1963: Beatlemania begins: Sunday Night At The London Palladium
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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