This 12-hour session saw The Beatles begin two new songs for the Abbey Road medley, and a continuation of three others.
The day began with overdubs for Sun King/Mean Mr Mustard, the backing track for which had been taped on the previous day. Vocals, piano and organ were added, and the songs were completed on 29 July 1969.
Paul McCartney then recorded a harmony vocal part for Come Together, which was recorded onto track eight of the tape. He later expressed regret that this hadn't been recorded at the same time that John Lennon added his lead vocals.
Lennon and McCartney both sang guide vocals during the recordings, which were replaced with proper attempts towards the end of the session, from 10.30pm-2.30am.
Also on this day...
- 2011: Liverpool streets to be named after Pete Best and Casbah Coffee Club
- 1968: Recording: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
- 1967: John Lennon and Ringo Starr go sightseeing in Athens
- 1964: Television: Juke Box Jury
- 1963: Live: Odeon Cinema, Weston-super-Mare
- 1962: Live: Cabaret Club, Liverpool
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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