The Beatles (album) - Personnel


The Beatles
  • John Lennon – lead, harmony and background vocals; acoustic, lead, bass and rhythm guitars; keyboards (electric and acoustic pianos, Hammond organ, harmonium and mellotron); extra drums and assorted percussion (tambourine, maracas, thumping on the back of an acoustic guitar, handclaps and vocal percussion); harmonica, whistling and saxophone; tapes, tape loops and sound effects (electronic and home-made)
  • Paul McCartney – lead, harmony and background vocals; acoustic, lead, rhythm and bass guitars; keyboards (electric and acoustic pianos and Hammond organ); assorted percussion (timpani, tambourine, handclaps and vocal percussion); drums (on "Back in the U.S.S.R." and "Dear Prudence"); recorder and flugelhorn; sound effects
  • George Harrison – lead, harmony and background vocals; acoustic, rhythm, bass and lead guitars; Hammond organ; extra drums and assorted percussion (tambourine, hand shake bell, handclaps and vocal percussion) and sound effects
  • Ringo Starr – drums and assorted percussion (tambourine, bongos, cymbals, maracas and vocal percussion); electric piano and sleigh bell (on "Don't Pass Me By"), lead vocals (on "Don't Pass Me By" and "Good Night") and backing vocals ("The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill")
Guest musicians
  • Eric Clapton – lead guitar on "While my Guitar Gently Weeps"
  • Mal Evans – backing vocals and handclaps on "Dear Prudence", handclaps on "Birthday", trumpet on "Helter Skelter"
  • Jack Fallon – violin on "Don't Pass Me By"
  • Pattie Harrison – backing vocals on "Birthday"
  • Jackie Lomax – backing vocals and handclaps on "Dear Prudence"
  • Maureen Starkey – backing vocals on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill"
  • Yoko Ono – backing vocals, brief lead vocals and handclaps on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill", backing vocals on "Birthday", speech, tapes and sound effects on "Revolution 9"
Session musicians
  • Ted Barker – trombone on "Martha My Dear"
  • Leon Calvert – trumpet and flugelhorn on "Martha My Dear"
  • Henry Datyner, Eric Bowie, Norman Lederman, and Ronald Thomas – violin on "Glass Onion"
  • Bernard Miller, Dennis McConnell, Lou Soufier and Les Maddox – violin on "Martha My Dear"
  • Reginald Kilby – cello on "Glass Onion" and "Martha My Dear"
  • Eldon Fox – cello on "Glass Onion"
  • Frederick Alexander – cello on "Martha My Dear"
  • Harry Klein – saxophone on "Savoy Truffle" and "Honey Pie"
  • Dennis Walton, Ronald Chamberlain, Jim Chest, and Rex Morris – saxophone on "Honey Pie"
  • Raymond Newman and David Smith – clarinet on "Honey Pie"
  • Art Ellefson, Danny Moss, and Derek Collins – tenor sax on "Savoy Truffle"
  • Ronnie Ross and Bernard George – baritone sax on "Savoy Truffle"
  • Alf Reece – tuba on "Martha My Dear"
  • The Mike Sammes Singers – backing vocals on "Good Night"
  • Stanley Reynolds and Ronnie Hughes – trumpet on "Martha My Dear"
  • Tony Tunstall – French horn on "Martha My Dear"
  • John Underwood and Keith Cummings – viola on "Glass Onion"
  • Leo Birnbaum and Henry Myerscough – viola on "Martha My Dear"
Production team
  • Geoff Emerick – engineer, speech on "Revolution 9"
  • George Martin – record producer and mixer; string, brass, clarinet, orchestral arrangements and conducting; piano on "Rocky Raccoon"
  • Ken Scott – engineer and mixer
  • Barry Sheffield – engineer (Trident Studio)
  • Chris Thomas – producer; Mellotron on "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill", harpsichord on "Piggies", piano on "Long, Long, Long" Saxophone arrangement on "Savoy Truffle"

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