Wednesday, 13 March 2013

John Lennon overdubs Thank You Girl

During the later Beatles years (especially when working on The White Album, Let it Be and Abbey Road, it was not rare for John Lennon to work on his own in the studio.

But in 1963 it was something of an exception. On 13 March 1963 John went to the Abbey Road Studios to conduct some harmonica overdubs on Thank You Girl, which would be the B-side of From Me To You.

John was suffering from a cold, and had therefore not appeared on stage in Bedford the previous night, but he felt better on Wednesday and met up with George Martin and Norman Smith to play his harmonica part. It took him 15 takes and George and Norman finished editing and mixing the song that day.

The other Beatles used the day to travel from Bedford to York for an evening session at the Rialto.

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