George Harrison live at Falkoner Theatre, Copenhagen with Delaney & Bonnie

Earlier in December 1969 George Harrison had joined a number of dates of the English tour by husband and wife act Delaney & Bonnie. On this date the tour moved on to Copenhagen in Denmark, and Harrison again appeared as part of the band. Read more »

Recording: Octopus’s Garden

Room 4, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineers: Geoff Emerick, Phil McDonald

The last Beatles-related recording session of 1969 wasn't for a Beatles release at all. Instead it was for a television special celebrating George Martin, on which Ringo Starr had agreed to make an appearance. Read more »

Recording, mixing: Blue Turning Grey Over You by Ringo Starr

Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Engineer: Geoff Emerick

A demo recording of Louis Armstrong's 1930 hit Blue Turning Grey Over You had been taped for Ringo Starr's debut studio album Sentimental Journey on 28 November 1969. On this day a 17-piece ensemble performed the backing track and Starr added his lead vocals. Read more »