Studio Two, EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney had been recording his debut album, McCartney, at his St John’s Wood home and at Morgan Studios in London, the latter under the pseudonym Billy Martin. On this day his first solo session in the familiar surroundings of EMI Studios took place, which saw the creation of stereo mixes for four songs.
McCartney’s home recordings included the following songs: ‘The Lovely Linda’, ‘That Would Be Something’, ‘Valentine Day’, ‘Momma Miss America’, Glasses, ‘Oo You’, ‘Teddy Boy’, ‘Junk’ and the instrumental Singalong Junk/
At Morgan, between 10 and 20 February 1970, McCartney recorded Hot As Sun and ‘Kreen-Akrore’, plus overdubs for Junk, Singalong Junk, Oo You and Teddy Boy. Mixes were also made at the studio of Oo You, Teddy Boy, Junk and Kreen-Akrore, as well as unused mixes of The Lovely Linda, Glasses, Singalong Junk and Momma Miss America.
Little else is known about the Morgan Studios sessions, other than that the balance engineer was Robin Black. No documentation is known to exist for McCartney’s time there.
Better documented were Billy Martin’s sessions at Abbey Road, which McCartney booked directly rather than through Apple or AIR. On this first day new stereo mixes were made of The Lovely Linda, Momma Miss America, Glasses and Singalong Junk.
Work began at midday and ended at 8pm, with a break from 2.45-3.45pm.
Also on this day...
- 2015: Ringo Starr live: Hard Rock Hotel, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
- 2010: EMI: Abbey Road is not for sale
- 1975: UK album release: Rock ‘N’ Roll by John Lennon
- 1972: Wings live: Birmingham University
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Fixing A Hole
- 1966: US single release: Nowhere Man
- 1964: Travel: Miami to New York to London
- 1963: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Litherland Town Hall, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cassanova Club, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
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