The Beatles – Hey Jude

Written by on August 1, 2019

July 31, 1968: During sessions for the White Album, The Beatles took some time to record their next single, “Hey Jude” at Trident Studios in London. They completed the song in four takes, with the first take being selected for the single. The next day they would return to Trident to do overdubs on the basic track; these additions included McCartney's lead vocal and bass guitar; backing vocals from Lennon, McCartney and Harrison; and tambourine played by Starr. They would later add a 36-piece orchestra for the long coda at the end of the song. It would be released as the first single on the band's own Apple Records in August.

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