Studio Three (control room), EMI Studios, Abbey Road
Producer: Chris Thomas
A new mono mix of the title track of Ringo Starr’s debut solo album Sentimental Journey was made on this day.
The session was produced by Chris Thomas, and took place from midday to 1.30pm.
The mix was not intended for the album, which had been completed on 6 March 1970. It was to be used in the promotional clip for the song, which was filmed at the Talk Of The Town club in London on 15 March.
Thomas mixed out Starr’s main lead vocal track, but retained a second vocal during the first bridge section. Starr sang live over the mix during the filming, with slight lyrical variations and some spoken thanks for the applause at the end.
Also on this day...
- 2009: Former Capitol Records boss Alan Livingston dies at 91
- 1981: US single release: Watching The Wheels by John Lennon
- 1969: Mixing: I’ve Got A Feeling, Dig It, Maggie Mae, Shake Rattle And Roll, Kansas City, Miss Ann, Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Blue Suede Shoes, You Really Got A Hold On Me
- 1967: Recording: Good Morning Good Morning
- 1965: Travel: London to Austria
- 1964: Mixing: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, Sie Liebt Dich
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Rialto Theatre, York
- 1963: Recording, mixing: Thank You Girl
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Liverpool Jazz Society, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1958: Live: Morgue Skiffle Cellar, Liverpool
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