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.
John Lennon worked with engineer Geoff Emerick on the mixes. All eight songs from the 13 September 1969 concert at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival were included, as was announcer Kim Fowley’s introduction at the beginning.
The mix tapes were later taken by Emerick to the Apple Corps building at 3 Savile Row, London. A different mix of Don’t Worry Kyoko was made on 20 October 1969 to replace this day’s version. The album was released on 12 December.
In the evening the first studio session by the Plastic Ono Band took place, again in Studio Three. The group recorded ‘Cold Turkey’ between 7pm and 1.30am, although the song was later remade at London’s Trident Studios.
Also on this day...
- 2009: Olivia Harrison wins Friar Park fence battle
- 2006: UK album release: Ecce Cor Meum by Paul McCartney
- 1997: US album release: Standing Stone by Paul McCartney
- 1969: Recording: Cold Turkey by Plastic Ono Band
- 1969: Paul and Linda McCartney attend the UK première of Midnight Cowboy
- 1968: Editing, recording, mixing: Happiness Is A Warm Gun
- 1967: Recording, mixing: The Fool On The Hill
- 1967: Editing: Magical Mystery Tour
- 1965: The Beatles’ cartoon series begins in the United States
- 1962: Live: Heswall Jazz Club, Wirral
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1960: Live: Indra Club, Hamburg
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