Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
The backing track and lead vocals for Ringo Starr’s Sentimental Journey song ‘I’m A Fool To Care’ had been recorded on 11 February 1970. During this follow-up session a 15-piece string orchestra was added to that song, and to ‘Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing’.
The session began with a reduction mix of ‘I’m A Fool To Care’, to free up space on the multitrack tape. This was created from 9.30-10am.
Recording started at 10am, with Francis Shaw conducted the string players. The session ended at 1pm.
‘I’m A Fool To Care’ was completed on this day, but ‘Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing’ was finished two days later with the addition of more instruments and vocals.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Peace Center, Greenville, South Carolina
- 2010: National Trust considers campaign to buy Abbey Road Studios
- 2010: McCartney hopes Abbey Road can be saved after reports of an EMI sale
- 1975: US album release: Rock ‘N’ Roll by John Lennon
- 1972: Wings live: Sheffield University
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!
- 1967: UK single release: Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever
- 1965: Recording: The Night Before, You Like Me Too Much
- 1964: Day off in Miami
- 1963: Television: Thank Your Lucky Stars
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1961: Live: St John’s Hall, Liverpool
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