Stephen Shingles

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About

From Discogs:

UK classical viola player. Following six years as co-principal viola of The London Symphony Orchestra (1949-1954), he devoted himself to chamber music. A former member of the Hirsch String Quartet for 12 years, he was a principal member of The Academy Of St. Martin-in-the-Fields from 1961. He was a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, and Professor of viola there, from 1965 onwards. Stephen was one of the five founding directors of ASM (orchestra) Ltd from June 1971.

Stephen Shingles played viola on two Beatles track, “Eleanor Rigby” (from the “Revolver” album released in 1966) and “She’s Leaving Home” (from the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album released in 1967).

I got about £5 [ie the standard Musicians’ Union session fee which was £9] and it made billions of pounds. And like idiots we gave them all our ideas for free.

Stephen Shingles – Viola player – From The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions by Mark Lewisohn, 2004

Last updated on October 16, 2022

Sessions


Recording "Eleanor Rigby"

Apr 28, 1966 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Revolver (UK Mono)


Recording "She's Leaving Home"

Mar 17, 1967 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Mono)

Albums, EPs & singles which Stephen Shingles contributed to


Revolver (US Mono)

By The Beatles • Official album

Contribution: Viola • 1 songs


Revolver (US Stereo)

By The Beatles • Official album

Contribution: Viola • 1 songs


Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby (UK)

By The Beatles • 7" Single

Contribution: Viola • 1 songs


Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby (US)

By The Beatles • 7" Single

Contribution: Viola • 1 songs


Revolver (UK Mono)

By The Beatles • LP

Contribution: Viola • 1 songs




Revolver (UK Stereo)

By The Beatles • LP

Contribution: Viola • 1 songs


Revolver (UK Mono - first pressing)

By The Beatles • LP

Contribution: Viola • 1 songs


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