The session lasted a full 12 hours, from 10am to 10pm, and also saw the completion of the single’s b-side Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow), which had been recorded two days previously.
Lennon added a series of overdubs to the 28 September recording of Cold Turkey made at Trident Studios. He taped two new lead vocals and added more lead guitar, including the backwards flourish at the song’s close.
Also on this day...
- 2014: Ringo Starr live at CenturyLink Center, Omaha, Nebraska
- 2012: Love Me Do at 50: Beatles fans break world singing record in Liverpool
- 1968: Recording, mixing: Savoy Truffle, Martha My Dear, Honey Pie, Dear Prudence
- 1963: Live: Concert Hall, Glasgow
- 1962: Live: Co-operative Hall, Nuneaton
- 1962: UK single release: Love Me Do
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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