Recording "Thumbin' A Ride", "Going Back to Liverpool"

Tuesday, March 11, 1969 • For Jackie Lomax

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the New Day / Thumbin' A Ride 7" Single.
Studio:
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

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The night before their wedding and the day of this session, Paul McCartney and Linda Eastman had a “big argument” as Paul would recall years after:

We were crazy. We had a big argument the night before we got married and it was nearly called off. We were very up and down, quite funky compared to the eventual image of ’25 years of married bliss! Aren’t they lucky for people in showbiz?’ But we are.

Paul McCartney, in Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now, by Barry Miles, 1997

That may be the reason (or the consequence) why he was in a recording studio on this evening, co-producing “Thumbin’ A Ride” and “Going Back to Liverpool” for Apple-signed artist Jackie Lomax. The other co-producer was George Harrison.

Going Back to Liverpool” would remain unreleased till 1991.

Photo © Tom Hanley
Photo © Tom Hanley
Photo © Tom Hanley
Photo © Tom Hanley
Photo © Tom Hanley
From Facebook – 11 March 1969 Photo by Tom Hanley © Tom Hanley Photography (https://www.tommyhanley.com/)
From Facebook – 1969 Photo © Apple Corps Ltd. (http://www.thebeatles.com/)

No last night final fling for Paul. Hours after announcing that he was to marry the following day, he spent the evening in Apples basement studios playing drums for two hours with George Harrison.

From New Musical Express, March 15, 1969
From New Musical Express, March 15, 1969

Last updated on January 14, 2022

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