Olympic Sound Studios, Barnes, London
Producer: Glyn Johns
When The Beatles decided that the unreleased Get Back album should be the soundtrack for Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s documentary, Glyn Johns was asked to compile a set of songs that better reflected the film’s content.
Johns had previously put together an album, which had been rejected by the group. On this day he began work on another, ignoring songs such as Teddy Boy and adding ‘Across The Universe’ and ‘I Me Mine’.
The session took place at Olympic Sound Studios in London, from 1-2.30pm. Johns had two further sessions working on the album, on 21 December and 5 January 1970. Despite his efforts, however, The Beatles again rejected Johns’ work and in early 1970 Phil Spector was called in to complete the task.
Also on this day...
- 1969: Plastic Ono Band live at Lyceum Ballroom, London
- 1969: John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘War Is Over’ poster campaign is launched
- 1969: Ringo Starr records a charity appeal for BBC radio
- 1966: Recording, mixing: Strawberry Fields Forever
- 1964: US album release: Beatles ’65
- 1963: Television: Thank Your Lucky Stars
- 1962: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead
- 1961: Live: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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