On this day in 1969…
Jackie Lomax recorded a version of Leiber and Stoller’s “Thumbin’ a Ride” on 11 March, as the B-side to “New Day” in America. “Thumbin’ a Ride” was produced by Paul McCartney and featured him on drums, along with George Harrison on guitars.
Recording for Is This What You Want? began at EMI Studios in London in June 1968 and continued through the summer in between Harrison’s work on the Beatles’ White Album.While working alone at Trident Studios, down the hall from where the band were recording, Lomax was invited to add backing vocals to “Dear Prudence” in late August; he had also joined the backing chorus for “Hey Jude” earlier that month. The songs recorded included “Sour Milk Sea” and “The Eagle Laughs at You”, for the A- and B-side of Lomax’s debut single on Apple, and “You’ve Got Me Thinking”.
Among the guest musicians on the London sessions, much of which would go unused, were Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Nicky Hopkins, Klaus Voormann and Paul McCartney. Other participants included drummers Bishop O’Brien and Pete Clark; the former was part of Apple artist James Taylor’s backing group, while Clark was the drummer for Lomax’s live band. Lomax performed several London gigs during this period.
Lomax recorded a version of Leiber and Stoller’s “Thumbin’ a Ride” on 11 March, as the B-side to “New Day” in America. “Thumbin’ a Ride” was produced by Paul McCartney and featured him on drums, along with Harrison (guitars), Preston (piano and organ) and Klaus Voormann (bass). In addition, “George & Patti and The Rascals” were credited as backing vocalists.
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