The Paul McCartney Project

Recording "My Old Friend"

Feb 25, 1981 • For Carl Perkins

Part of


"Tug Of War" sessions at AIR Studios, Montserrat

February 2 till March 3, 1981 • Songs recorded during this session appear on Tug Of War

Album Songs recorded during this session officially appear on the Go Cat Go! Official album.
Timeline More from year 1981
Studio:
AIR Studios, Montserrat

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Carl got out his guitar while we were on the [Mike Batt’s yacht in Montserrat], and I said, ‘Oh great, yeah, play that. Sing us your new song!’

So he starts. ‘On the isle of Montserrat /Though I never shall forget …” and then, silence. Carl blanks it. He’s forgotten the words. Having said ‘I never shall forget’, then he did! Forget the next line. Totally blanked it! We were rolling on the floor of the boat … Oh Carl! Of course, he recalled it all in due course, but that’s the moment I remember.

Paul McCartney, from the Tug Of War Archive Collection, 2015
Paul McCartney and Carl Perkins at AIR Studios, Montserrat, 1981
Paul McCartney and Carl Perkins at AIR Studios, Montserrat, 1981

Last updated on May 9, 2020

Songs recorded


1.

My Old Friend

Written by Carl Perkins

Recording

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