Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Chris Thomas
Engineer: Jeff Jarratt
Thirty-six takes were recorded during this session, the last of which became the basis for the released song. The line-up was Harrison on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney playing bass guitar, and John Lennon on piano, and Ringo Starr on drums. An organ part by Billy Preston was added at an unknown later date.
The final take lasted 7'48", and featured a lengthy piano-led jam based around the four chords for Lennon's 1970 song Remember. Although eventually removed completely, the jam was retained throughout most of the recording sessions for Something.
The session took place from 7pm-3.40am, but also included a three-hour break from 11pm.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Paul McCartney live at Olympic Stadium, Seoul, South Korea
- 1969: Television: John Lennon and Yoko Ono are interviewed for How Late It Is
- 1966: Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones visit Dolly’s nightclub, London
- 1966: Radio: Saturday Club, Pop Profile
- 1965: The Beatles arrive in Amesbury, Wiltshire
- 1964: Paul McCartney, Jane Asher, Ringo Starr and Maureen Cox fly to Lisbon
- 1964: John and Cynthia Lennon, George Harrison and Pattie Boyd fly to Hawaii
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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