The Beatles - A Day in The Life: March 2, 1969

Morgan Studios in London.

The second session was produced again by Paul McCartneyfor Mary Hopkin's single Goodbye.

Sparrow, the single's b-side, was also recorded in these sessions, the first of which had taken place on the previous day.

Goodbye was also written by Paul McCartney.  For the studio version Hopkin sang and performed acoustic guitar, while McCartney played bass guitar, an acoustic guitar introduction and solo, ukulele, thigh-slapping percussion and drums. Backing vocals, horns and strings, arranged by Richard Hewson, were also added.

Sparrow was written by Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle, a songwriting duo signed to Apple Publishing who found fame as Gallagher And Lyle in the 1970s. Hopkin sang and played guitar, McCartney added maracas, a session musician played upright bass, and Hewson arranged a choir part.

Morgan Studios was situated at 169-171 High Road in Willesden Green, London. McCartney recorded part of his debut album there in 1970, and shortly afterwards Ringo Starr recorded his debut, Sentimental Journey, there.

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