recorded the orchestral build-up
for the middle and end of 'A Day in the Life'
on February 10th in 1967
Paul McCartney conducting a 40-piece orchestra
At the Beatles' request...
The orchestra members arrived in full evening dress
along with novelty items
One violinist wore a red clown's nose
while another...a fake gorilla's paw on his bow hand
Others were wearing funny hats and other assorted novelties
The recording was filmed
for a possible 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' television special which was ultimately abandoned
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Mike Nesmith from The Monkees
and Donovan also attended the session