6 It Took McCartney a Week to Record the Vocals on ‘Oh! Darling’
From July 17-23, 1969, Paul would come into the studio about 30 minutes before the session was scheduled to begin and take a shot at the vocals on ‘Oh! Darling’ before the others got there. The reason was simple: Recording it early in the day gave his voice the raspy quality he was looking for. “I wanted it to sound as though I’d been performing it onstage all week,” he said.