The final studio session for the Abbey Road album was final edits of two songs, plus some unused recordings.
Work took place from 2.30-8pm in Studio Two. Beginning in the control room, seven seconds were edited from the master tape of ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’, to remove the song’s introduction.
‘The End’ was the next song to be edited. It lost 36 seconds, bringing its length down from 2’41” to 2’05”. Various sound effects were also recorded for ‘Maxwell’s Silver Hammer’ during this session, but they were never used.
With Abbey Road finally complete, the day ended with the creation of a safety copy of the master tape. Both the master and the copy were then taken away by balance engineer Geoff Emerick, who gave them to Malcolm Davies to be cut to disc at Apple. It was the first UK Beatles album not to be cut at EMI by Harry Moss.
Also on this day...
- 1986: US album release: Press To Play by Paul McCartney
- 1967: The Beatles travel to Bangor
- 1966: Live: Coliseum, Seattle
- 1965: Day off in Los Angeles
- 1964: The Beatles meet Burt Lancaster and Jayne Mansfield
- 1963: Live: ABC Theatre, Blackpool
- 1962: Live: Marine Hall Ballroom, Fleetwood
- 1961: Live: Riverboat Shuffle, MV Royal Iris, River Mersey
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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