Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Glyn Johns
This was the fourth day of stereo mixing for the unreleased Get Back album, and the last time it was worked on until 7 May 1969. Afterwards The Beatles turned their attentions to the single ‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’ and the album Abbey Road.
Most of the day was spent making mixes of six rock ‘n’ roll cover versions, although only one – ‘Maggie Mae’ – was released. At one stage there was talk of an album full of oldies, but it too came to nothing.
The original songs were ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’ and two versions of ‘Dig It’. Glyn Johns then made mixes of Maggie Mae, Shake, Rattle And Roll, Kansas City, Miss Ann, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Blue Suede Shoes and ‘You Really Got A Hold On Me’.
Also on this day...
- 2009: Former Capitol Records boss Alan Livingston dies at 91
- 1981: US single release: Watching The Wheels by John Lennon
- 1970: Mixing: Sentimental Journey by Ringo Starr
- 1967: Recording: Good Morning Good Morning
- 1965: Travel: London to Austria
- 1964: Mixing: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Rialto Theatre, York
- 1963: Recording, mixing: Thank You Girl
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Liverpool Jazz Society, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1958: Live: Morgue Skiffle Cellar, Liverpool
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