Recording "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey"

Thursday, June 27, 1968 • For The Beatles

Part of

"The Beatles" (aka the White Album) sessions

May 30 - Oct 15, 1968 • Songs recorded during this session appear on The Beatles (Mono)

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the The Beatles (Mono) LP.
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EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

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Following a day of rehearsals, The Beatles recording six takes of “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey” on this day. Take 6 was considered to be the best, and work started on some overdubs. Further overdubs would be added on July 1 and July 23.

Last updated on June 20, 2021


Musicians on Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey

Paul McCartney:
Hand bell, Maracas
Ringo Starr:
John Lennon:
George Harrison:

Production staff

George Martin:
Geoff Emerick:
Richard Lush:
Second Engineer

The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions • Mark Lewisohn

The definitive guide for every Beatles recording sessions from 1962 to 1970.

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