All my sources seem to agree that not much happened during these days, other than two sessions of mixing for “Hey Jude” — and anytime I even think of writing about that, I immediately start to nod off.

One small item of note, though: Legend has it that if you listen to “Hey Jude” closely, you can hear Paul McCartney say “Fucking hell!” According to John Lennon,

Paul hit a clunker on the piano and said a naughty word, but I insisted we leave it in, buried just low enough so that it can barely be heard. Most people won’t ever spot it … but we’ll know it’s there.

Engineer Ken Scott, who worked on the mix with The Beatles, has said that he couldn’t hear it. A helpful YouTuber has isolated that part of the song for easy reference:

I think I hear it, what about you?

But that’s enough about “Hey Jude” for now. Fucking hell.

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