An interview with Lizzy and Gayleen at the Abbey Road Studios.
On the evening of February 4, 1968 The Beatles needed some high falsetto harmonies for the chorus of Across The Universe. Since it was Sunday and therefore impossible to book session vocalists they decided to ask a few of the fans (who were always waiting outside the Abbey Road building) to help them out. Lizzy Bravo (a 16 year old girl from Brazil) and Gayleen Pease, part of the so-called Apple Scruffs, were invited to join The Beatles in a two hours long session.
Lizzy & John, 1967.
John showed them the song on guitar, Paul was on piano, and roady Mal provided tea and biscuits. Since the microphone was directional they had to sing with John very close together. Lizzy: "We were calm and talked to them naturally, laughed at all the jokes and the atmosphere couldn't have been better. They were jamming several times during the session, Paul was on drums for quite a while. It was just a lot fun."
John at the day of the recording, 1968.
These photos, and many more made by Lizzy and others, can be found on meetthebeatlesforreal.blogspot.com.