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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 6, 1969

Today, Paul McCartney's new song, You Never Give Me Your Money was recorded.

The first takes ended abruptly where the song eventually went into the "one two three four five six seven/All good children go do heaven" refrain. The Beatles recorded 36 takes, filling three reels of tape in the process, before the session ended at 4am.

The backing was recorded live onto eight-track tape. Track one featured George Harrison's guitar, fed through a Leslie speaker; track two had McCartney's piano; Ringo Starr's drums were on the third; McCartney's guide vocals were on track four; and John Lennon's rhythm guitar filled track six.

Abbey Road was not recorded until July 1, 1969 while each of The Beatles went on holiday.

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