JOHN IN THE STUDIO 1968:

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  1. Ishie says:

    I love your catalog of ‘unseen’ photos. It always makes me wonder how many more are out there waiting to be discovered. To me, they are like finding nuggets of well hidden treasure. Thanks for sharing!

  2. lizzie says:

    Dear Miss Tammy, you just brightened up an already incredibly sunny day!

  3. TXGuitarMan says:

    If the capo on that last pic was on the 2nd fret instead of the 3rd, he is probably playing “Julia”. It looks like, from what I can see, he is playing a Dm chord. It might be the 2nd part of “Happiness is a Warm Gun” or possibly “I’m So Tired” (Dm on the “Do-ooo”).

  4. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for sharing these, they’re beautiful. : )

  5. Tammy says:

    Fear not Ishie, Miss Tammy has quite a few more nuggets hidden away just waiting to be shared :-)

  6. henry_the_horse says:

    This was taken on 22nd July 1968 at EMI Studio One, at the overdub session for “Don’t Pass Me By” and recording session for the rhythm track of “Goodnight”.

    In the first picture John is at Control Room 1. In the foreground is the 4-channel premix module sitting ontop of the Studio One REDD.51 console. The shoulder in the foregroun must be balance engineer Ken Scott’s, and the arm wearing the black sweater must be either George Martin’s or tape operator Richard Lush’s.

    The second picture is John on the studio floor, and behind him are the Steinway Vertegrand and the Steinway Model D grand piano. He’s playing with Capo at III because “Goodnight” is in the key of G, so that way he can fret the III bar G major chord as an open chord. Maybe he composed the song in the key of E, but it was to low for Ringo to sing and so he used the capo to transpose it up.

  7. A Car And A Room And A Room And A Room says:

    Now that is some detail, Henry!

  8. Tammy says:

    Okaaaaaaaaaaaaay :-)

  9. henry_the_horse says:

    Okay, I made a mistake. The grand piano is most likely not EMI Studios’ Steinway Model D concert grand, which was permanently set inside Studio Three, but Studio Two’s Steinway Model B parlour grand. See, Studio Three was a floor above Studio One and Studio Two. I don’t think the staff at EMI Studios would have carried the big Model D down a floor just for a recording session. On the other hand, Model B was just next door, in Studio Two. They would have just opened both studios door wide panels and rolled the piano a few meters.

  10. henry_the_horse says:

    Anyway, who cares? It is just a fine photograph of Lennon. Thanks for it.

  11. lizzie says:

    you guys know sooo much, i feel like i’m in beatle college here! thanks a lot for sharing all that info.

  12. henry_the_horse says:

    Lizzie,
    You must remember something about all this when you and Gayleen were invited inside Studio Two to record backing vocals on “Across the Universe”. You must have entered the front door, then turned right at the end of the corridor and then left at the main corridor, past Studio Three on the left, and then turn right at the little hall just a few steps below Control Room 2, and then down one level to the blue doors of Studio One and Studio Two. Studio Two is on the right while Studio One was on the left, both at bottom floor. Unless you went inside Studio Two by walking across Studio One, after the stroll down the ramp located to the left of the parking lot.

  13. a says:

    so funny!!!

  14. Tammy says:

    Wow, you’re spoiling this old detail queen, well done!!

  15. lizzie says:

    i´m sorry, henry, i don´t remember how we got in… i just remember being inside and i have many details from that night written in my diary (and my book).

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