Mixing: Live Peace In Toronto 1969 by Plastic Ono Band

Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

Two sessions involving the Plastic Ono Band took place on this day. The first was from 10am-1.45pm, and saw the creation of stereo mixes for the Live Peace In Toronto 1969 album. Read more »

The Beatles lose control of Northern Songs

In April 1969, The Beatles held 27% of the capital in their publishing company Northern Songs. They wished, however, to take full control of the company, after their former partner and publisher Dick James had opened secret negotiations to sell to television executive Lew Grade. Read more »

Paul McCartney performs on Badfinger’s Rock Of All Ages

IBC Studios, London
Producers: Paul McCartney, Mal Evans

Paul McCartney assisted in a number of sessions for Badfinger's album Magic Christian Music in 1968 and 1969, producing several songs and writing Come And Get It.

Rock Of All Ages, the b-side to the Come And Get It single, was recorded on this day. McCartney co-produced the song with Mal Evans, and helped write it, although the latter gesture went uncredited.

During the session McCartney played piano and sang a guide vocal alongside Badfinger's Tom Evans, which was later replaced by a second vocal part by Evans.

Two stereo mixes of Rock Of All Ages were released. The single version had McCartney's piano in the right channel, while the album version had it centred. The latter version of the song also faded 10 seconds earlier.

Maclen (Music) Limited begins legal proceedings against Northern Songs

On this day Maclen (Music) Limited began legal proceedings against Northern Songs, the company founded by music publisher Dick James, Brian Epstein, John Lennon and Paul McCartney in 1963 to publish Lennon-McCartney songs. Read more »

Self-Portrait and Mr & Mrs Lennon’s Honeymoon by John Lennon and Yoko Ono are premièred in London

The New Cinema Club at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London hosted the premières of two films by John Lennon and Yoko Ono on this day. Read more »