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The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today: May 9, 1966

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Ten piano/drum takes of another superbly crafted Paul McCartney ballad, "For No One", formed the basis of this night session, Paul overdubbed a clavichord track and Ringo added cymbals, maracas, hi-hat and tambourine onto take ten. There was no role for either John or George in the recording of "For No One'.

Paul added his lead vocal as an overdub on May 16th and the song's fine French horn solo was taped three days after that.

 

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