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And The Sun Will Shine

Album This song officially appears on the And The Sun Will Shine / The Dog Presides 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1968
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

And the Sun Will Shine” is a song by the British rock band Bee Gees, it was written by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb and released in February 1968 on the album Horizontal. […]

Paul Jones version

In the same year, former Manfred Mann frontman Paul Jones recorded the song and released his version as a single, backed with his own song “The Dog Presides“.

With Paul McCartney on drums, Jeff Beck on guitar, Paul Samwell-Smith of The Yardbirds on bass and Nicky Hopkins on keyboards, it was produced by Peter Asher, formerly of Peter and Gordon. McCartney’s contribution was not credited on Columbia release of the song. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios’ Studio 2. Asher had asked McCartney to attend the session and he ended up playing drums on the song.

On the liner notes of The Paul Jones Collection (CD), Jones claimed that “Paul McCartney was on drums on that session, It was during the time I used to hang out with Peter Asher and Paul wanted to play drums because he could“. […]

Officially appears on


And The Sun Will Shine / The Dog Presides

7" Single • Released in 1968

Studio version

Paul McCartney:
Drums
Nicky Hopkins:
Keyboards
Peter Asher:
Producer
Paul Jones:
Harmonica, Lead vocal
Jeff Beck:
Guitar
Paul Samwell-Smith:
Bass

Session Recording:
Early February 1968
Studio:
EMI Studios, Studio Two, Abbey Road

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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