Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: George Martin
Ringo Starr had two back-to-back recording sessions at EMI Studios on this day. The first, from 2.30-5pm, was for his Sentimental Journey album, while this second one was for his standalone single ‘It Don’t Come Easy’.
Recording for ‘It Don’t Come Easy’, which had the working title ‘You Gotta Pay Your Dues’, began the night before. This session began at 5pm and finished at 1.30am the following morning.
In the first hour Starr re-recorded his lead vocals onto the previous night’s take 20. However, during the hour-long break that followed, it was decided that the song should be remade, and takes 21-30 were recorded from 7-11pm.
Also on this day...
- 1971: UK single release: Another Day by Paul McCartney
- 1970: Recording: Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing by Ringo Starr
- 1968: Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr fly to India
- 1965: Recording: You’re Going To Lose That Girl
- 1963: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
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