The Paul McCartney Project

Jam session with John Lennon & friends

Thursday, March 28, 1974
Timeline More from year 1974
Studio:
The Record Plant West, Los Angeles, USA

Some songs from this session appear on:


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About

From Rolling Stone:

We were stoned. I don’t think there was anyone in that room who wasn’t stoned. For some ungodly reason, I decided to get on drums. It was just a party, you know. To use the word ‘disorganized’ is completely understating it. I might have made a feeble attempt to restore order – “guys, you know, let’s think of a song, that would be a good idea’ – but I can’t remember if I did or not.

Paul McCartney

It’s very difficult to remember those days because it was all a bit crazy and every was getting out if it. But yes, John was doing some recordings in L.A. and I showed up. lt was a strange session. The thing that I recall, apart from the fact that Stevie Wonder was there, is that someone said, “what songs shall we do – I don’t know anything after ’63”, which I understood because the songs from your formative years are the ones that you tend to use to jam. I ended up on drums for some reason. And no, I don’t have a tape of it!

Paul McCartney, from The Beatles Monthly Book N°255, July 1997
Last know picture of #JohnLennon and #PaulMcCartney together, Los Angeles, March 1974
Photo by May Pang

Last updated on July 7, 2020

Songs recorded


1.

Jam

Recording

Album Released on bootleg A Toot And A Snore In '74


2.

Jam

Recording

Album Released on bootleg A Toot And A Snore In '74


3.


4.

Jam

Recording

Album Released on bootleg A Toot And A Snore In '74


5.

Stand By Me

Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King

Recording

Album Released on bootleg A Toot And A Snore In '74


6.

Stand By Me

Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King

Recording

Album Released on bootleg A Toot And A Snore In '74


7.

Stand By Me

Written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Ben E. King

Recording

Album Released on bootleg A Toot And A Snore In '74


8.

Cupid

Written by Sam Cooke

Recording

Album Released on bootleg A Toot And A Snore In '74


9.

Chain Gang

Written by Sam Cooke

Recording

Album Released on bootleg A Toot And A Snore In '74


10.

Take This Hammer

Written by Traditional

Recording

Album Released on bootleg A Toot And A Snore In '74

Staff

Musicians

Paul McCartney:
drums
Stevie Wonder:
keyboards
John Lennon:
piano
Harry Nilsson:
vocals
Bobby Keys:
sax
Jesse Ed Davis:
guitar

Eight Arms To Hold You • Chip Madinger • Mark Easter

We owe a lot to Chip Madinger and Mark Easter for the creation of those session pages, but you really have to buy this book to get all the details!

Eight Arms To Hold You: The Solo Beatles Compendium is the ultimate look at the careers of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr beyond the Beatles. Every aspect of their professional careers as solo artists is explored, from recording sessions, record releases and tours, to television, film and music videos, including everything in between. From their early film soundtrack work to the officially released retrospectives, all solo efforts by the four men are exhaustively examined. Not only are John, Paul, George and Ringo's official projects

As the paperback version is out of print, you can buy a PDF version on the authors' website


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Chris Bourgeois (@ChrisBourgeois) 4 years ago

you rock :)