Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
‘Night And Day’ was written by Cole Porter, and had been a 1937 hit for Tommy Dorsey. Starr’s version had an arrangement by Chico O’Farrill and was conducted by Martin.
In the first session, which took place from 2.30-5pm, the orchestra recorded the backing track. The 17-strong band featured saxophone, trumpet, trombone, bass guitar, piano and drums.
Following a two-hour break for dinner, Starr added his lead vocals in the evening session from 7-9.30pm. With recording complete, ‘Night And Day’ was mixed into stereo between 9.30 and 10.45pm.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live at Heinz Hall, Pittsburgh
- 1986: US album release: Menlove Ave by John Lennon
- 1981: US album release: Stop And Smell The Roses by Ringo Starr
- 1964: Mixing: What You’re Doing, Honey Don’t, Mr Moonlight, Every Little Thing, Eight Days A Week
- 1963: Live: Cirkus, Gothenburg, Sweden
- 1962: Live: Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight
- 1962: The Beatles’ first radio interview
- 1961: Live: Knotty Ash Village Hall, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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