Archive for ‘Recording Sessions’

January 12, 2012

George Harrison Quits The Beatles

During the filming of the Get Back sessions (eventually recorded as the film and album Let It Be), tensions  between band members were particularly high. With his songwriting continually being rejected and his relationship with both John Lennon and Paul McCartney becoming strained, George Harrison quit The Beatles on January 10, 1969. After several days of relaxation to take his mind off of the growing dissension within the band, Harrison returned on January 22 to complete the recording sessions.

January 10, 2012

A Toot and a Snore

In March 1974, Paul and Linda McCartney decided to drop in on a recording session that John Lennon was producing for singer Harry Nilsson in Los Angeles. The two former Beatles began an impromptu jam session, joined by Nilsson, Stevie Wonder, Jesse Ed Davis, May Pang and Bobby Keys. The sessions, though deemed to not have been very productive, were eventually released on a bootleg album entitled A Toot and a Snore in ’74. This was to be the first and last time the two men recorded together following the breakup of The Beatles.