The new song was ‘Blue Turning Grey Over You’, a 1930 hit for Louis Armstrong. A new arrangement had been written by Oliver Nelson for Sentimental Journey, and a demo recording was made on this day from 5-6.30pm.
Starr added a second lead vocal onto ‘Stardust’ between 8.30 and 10pm. This was not for double-tracking purposes, but to give a choice of lead vocals to select from. The two versions can be heard overlapping in the final mix at the one-minute mark.
‘Stardust’ was mixed in stereo towards the end of the night, in a final session lasting from 10pm to midnight.
Also on this day...
- 2012: Paul McCartney live: Rexall Place, Edmonton, Canada
- 1974: John Lennon joins Elton John onstage at Madison Square Garden, New York
- 1968: John Lennon pleads guilty to cannabis possession
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Christmas Time (Is Here Again)
- 1966: Recording, mixing: Strawberry Fields Forever
- 1964: John Lennon is interviewed for New Musical Express and BBC
- 1963: Live: ABC Cinema, Lincoln
- 1962: Live: 527 Club, Lewis’s, Liverpool
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: Merseyside Civil Service Club, Liverpool
- 1960: Live: Kaiserkeller, Hamburg
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