- The Record Plant West, Los Angeles, USA
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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 updated on July 7, 2020
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.
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