- UK release date:
- Jul 18, 1969
- US release date:
- Jul 16, 1969
- Capitol Records
- CL 15604 (UK) / 2520 (US)
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This album has been recorded during the following studio sessions
May 09, 1969
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Written by Steve Miller
3:07 • Studio version • A
- Paul McCartney :
- Backing vocals, Bass guitar, Drums, Guitar
- Steve Miller :
- Guitar, Lead vocals, Producer
- Glyn Johns :
- Producer, Recording engineer
- Session Recording:
- May 09, 1969
- Studio :
- Olympic Sound Studios, London
Song For Our Ancestors
5:00 • Studio version
“My Dark Hour” is a song by Steve Miller Band, recorded and released in 1969 with the contribution of Paul McCartney. It was recorded in a late-night session on May 9, 1969, after an acrimonious argument between Paul, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr over signing a contract appointing Allen Klein as The Beatles’ financial manager. John, George, and Ringo walked out, while Paul remained at Olympic Studios and encountered Steve Miller.
Paul didn’t receive a composer credit, but his performance was attributed to Paul Ramon, the pseudonym he had used in 1960 while on a tour of Scotland with The Silver Beetles.
Paul McCartney is featured on vocal and drums, with bass and piano added, on a Capitol single called “My Dark Hour” released today (Friday). He joins Steve Miller in the specially formed “Steve Miller Band”. The disc was recorded at a Beatles session at London’s Olympic studios on Whit Monday, when McCartney and Miller were waiting for the other Beatles to arrive.From New Musical Express – July 26, 1969
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