- Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the The Beatles (Mono) LP.
- EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road
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On this day, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney continued the work on “Don’t Pass Me By“, which recording started the day before. They erased both of Paul McCartney’s bass guitar tracks recorded onto take 5, and added two tracks of Ringo Starr’s lead vocals. A new reduction mix took the song to take 7, and Paul added a new bass part.
At the end of the master version, one can hear Ringo chanting “This Is Some Friendly“, which was the working title for “Don’t Pass Me By” used on this day, soon followed by Ringo whispering “I’ve seen a few Friendlies and this is one“.
Work on “Don’t Pass Me By” would continue on July 12, with the addition of a violin played by Jack Fallon.
On his side, John Lennon worked on sound effects and tape loops, to be part of “Revolution 9“. He was also interviewed in the studio by BBC Radio 1’s Kenny Everett, soon joined by Paul and Ringo. Together, they recorded some sung jingles for a new BBC Radio 1 show.
Last updated on September 7, 2021
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