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Monday, October 1, 1984

Recording "We Got Married"

For Paul McCartney

Last updated on November 5, 2022

From Facebook – David Gilmour and Paul recording at Hog Hill studios, Sussex 1984.
From Hog Hill Mill Blog (@hoghillmillblog) • Instagram photos and videos – @davidgilmour of @pinkfloyd and @paulmccartney at Hog Hill Mill in the fall of 1984. The songs recorded at these sessions were “We Got Married” and “I Love This House”. The other musicians on these sessions were @davidfoster on keyboards and Dave Mattacks on drums. Gilmour is playing a ‘80s ‘62 reissue @fender Strat with @roland_uk STK-1 electronics going into a GR-700 guitar synthesizer. Sir Paul is playing his 1957 @gibsonguitar goldtop Les Paul.

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  1. We Got Married

    Written by Paul McCartney

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