Recording, mixing: Night And Day by Ringo Starr

Studio Three, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin

Ringo Starr began recording his first studio album, Sentimental Journey, on this day. He recorded Night And Day in two sessions, with George Martin producing.

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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.

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