portrait of this blog's author - by Stephen Blackman 2008

Monday, February 12, 2018

On this day in music history: February 11, 1968 - The Beatles record “Hey Bulldog” in Studio Three at Abbey Road Studios in London. Written primarily by John Lennon (and completed with Paul McCartney in the studio), it is one of the last songs the band completes before departing London for Rishikesh, India to study Transcendental Meditation with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. “Hey Bulldog” is slated for inclusion in the film and soundtrack for the animated feature “Yellow Submarine”. Film cameras are present during the session, providing a rare glimpse of the band at work in the studio. The footage is initially used as the promotional film for the single “Lady Madonna” which is recorded eight days before. “Hey Bulldog” is significant in The Beatles career, as it is one of the last true songwriting collaborations between Lennon and McCartney. The song is featured in a sequence toward the end of “Yellow Submarine”, but is excised from US release prints and initial home video releases of the film. The sequence is restored to all versions when the film is re-released in 1999.

thanks to the most excellent Jeff Harris' blog 'Behind The Grooves

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