Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Ringo Starr’s version of Johnny Mercer’s Dream had been begun on 14 November 1970, when the basic backing track and vocals were recorded. A rough mix was prepared on 18 November, but the song wasn’t completed until this day.
The recording session lasted from 7-9.20pm. George Martin conducted his arrangement for a 15-piece orchestra, which included trumpet, trombone, French horn and vibraphone.
At the end of the evening, from 9.20-10.30pm, the finished recording of Dream was mixed in stereo.
Also on this day...
- 2013: Paul McCartney wins Grammy Award for Kisses On The Bottom
- 2012: Paul McCartney honoured at MusiCares Person Of The Year gala
- 1972: Wings live at York University
- 1970: Mixing: Instant Karma! by Plastic Ono Band
- 1967: Recording: A Day In The Life
- 1964: Interviews: Associated Press and CBS News
- 1962: Live: St Paul’s Presbyterian Church Hall, Birkenhead
- 1961: Live: Lathom Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
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