Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns
Early in March 1969, John Lennon and Paul McCartney invited engineer Glyn Johns to Abbey Road, where they gave him the eight-track tapes from the January 1969 Get Back/Let It Be recording sessions at Apple Studios.
The tapes were the result of 11 days of recording, including the rooftop concert, but did not include the Twickenham Film Studios reels. The Beatles asked him to assemble an album from the tapes.
Johns booked several days at his favourite studio, Olympic Sound Studios in Barnes, London, where he sifted through the recordings looking for suitable recordings. On this first day he made stereo mixes of 13 songs: ‘Get Back’, ‘Teddy Boy’, ‘Two Of Us’, ‘Dig A Pony’, ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’, ‘The Long And Winding Road’, ‘Let It Be’, Rocker, Save The Last Dance For Me, ‘Don’t Let Me Down’, ‘For You Blue’ and The Walk.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live at Auditorio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico
- 1975: US single release: Stand By Me by John Lennon
- 1967: Recording: Getting Better
- 1965: Travel: Bahamas to London
- 1964: Recording, mixing: Can’t Buy Me Love, Long Tall Sally, I Call Your Name, You Can’t Do That, Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Hippodrome, Birmingham
- 1962: Live: St Paul’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Birkenhead
- 1961: Live: St John’s Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Grosvenor Ballroom, Wallasey
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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