- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Abbey Road LP.
- EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road
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On July 1, 1969, John Lennon was on holiday in Scotland and got involved in a car accident along with his wife Yoko, his son Julian, and Yoko’s daughter, Kyoko. He was hospitalised and stayed at this hospital till July 6. He would rejoin The Beatles’ sessions on July 9, missing five days of work.
Onto track five of the eight-track tape, George added electric guitar played through a Leslie speaker while Ringo Starr added extra drum fills.
George then recorded his lead vocals (on track six). With the help of Paul McCartney, the two of them added double-tracked backing vocals (on tracks seven and eight), replacing the guide vocals recorded the previous day.
As the eight-track tape was now full, two reduction mixes were done to allow for more overdubs. But additional overdubs would only be added a week later on July 16.
The day ended with some rough mono mixes being done, for George to take away. The session which started at 2:30 pm ended up at 10:45 pm.
Last updated on December 24, 2021
The definitive guide for every Beatles recording sessions from 1962 to 1970.
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