Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Phil McDonald
The previous day had seen the taping of the song's backing track in 13 takes, plus an acoustic guitar overdub. This day, meanwhile, was devoted to vocals.
George Harrison firstly taped his lead vocals, wiping his previously-taped guide vocals in the process. He and Paul McCartney then overdubbed harmony backing vocals, double tracked to give a fuller sound.
Seven of the eight available tracks on the tape were now full, so it was decided that a reduction mix should be made for further work to take place. Two of these mixes were made, numbered 14 and 15, the last of which was judged to be better. It reduced the seven tracks to just two.
A rough mono mix of take 15 was made towards the end of the 2.30-10.45pm session, and was taken away by Harrison.
Also on this day...
- 2009: McCartney rebuffs rumours that Michael Jackson left Beatles songs in will
- 1968: Recording: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
- 1968: The Beatles attend a press screening of Yellow Submarine
- 1966: UK EP release: Nowhere Man
- 1966: Travel: India to England
- 1963: Live: Winter Gardens, Margate
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.