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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 24, 1969

The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Two, EMI Studios, London). Paul McCartney records a demo of his song, Come and Get It, which he intends to give to The Iveys. Paul will later produce The Iveys' recording of the song, persuade them to change their name to Badfinger, and arrange for Come and Get It to be selected as the theme song for the movie, "The Magic Christian." Later, The Beatles record Sun King / Mean Mr. Mustard (35 takes). The two songs are recorded as one continuous work. The demo of Come and Get It was released on The Beatles Anthology 3 (Disc two, Track 18). Also on The Beatles Anthology 3 is a jam of Ain't She Sweet, recorded during this day's session (Disc two, Track 19).

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 23, 1969

The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording overdubs for Come Together. Paul McCartney records another lead vocal for Oh! Darling. Recording The End (seven takes), which includes Ringo Starr's only drum solo on a Beatles recording.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 22, 1969

The Beatles in the recording studio (Studio Three, EMI Studios, London). Recording overdubs for Come Together. And Paul McCartney records yet another lead vocal for Oh! Darling, still looking for a satisfactory performance.

Overdubs were added to two Abbey Road songs during this 2.30-9.30pm recording session.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 21, 1969

The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording Come Together (8 takes). John Lennon’s stream of consciousness lyrics (part autobiographical, part sexual innuendo) are the song’s highlight. Chillingly, each verse is introduced with Lennon whispering “shoot me.” Engineer, Geoff Emerick, returns to working full-time with The Beatles. He had quit working with them when tensions and tempers ran high during the "White Album" recording sessions. Now Emerick is chief balance engineer at Apple Studios, and when he comes into the Abbey Road studios as a freelance engineer, his old EMI buddies turn a cold shoulder to him. Take 1 of Come Together was released on The Beatles Anthology 3 (Disc two, Track 17).

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 20, 1969

No recording sessions held today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 19, 1969

No recording sessions were held today.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 18, 1969

The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording overdubs for Oh! Darling and Octopus's Garden.

 

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 17, 1969

The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording overdubs for Oh! Darling and Octopus's Garden.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 16, 1969

-The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording overdubs for Here Comes the Sun.

The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: July 15, 1969

The Beatles in the recording studio (Studios Three and Two, EMI Studios, London). Recording overdubs for You Never Give Me Your Money.