Written by Jim Imray

Album This song officially appears on the T-Shirt 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1988

Spread the love! If you like what you are seeing, share it on social networks and let others know about The Paul McCartney Project.

Song facts

From Club Sandwich N°49, Summer 1988:

[…] The Crickets were chosen to record ‘T-Shirt’ (shortened from ‘Got The T-Shirt’), Jim Imray’s winning song from last year’s Buddy Holly Week competition. The group genuinely liked the song – after all, Jerry Allison had been one of the competition judges-and, if they needed a further fillip, they got it when Paul not only agreed to produce the record but played piano and sang back-up as well.

All this has resulted in a deal with CBS, including an album (T-Shirt) featuring remakes of several Three Piece tracks, the Crickets’ first major label tie-up since they were with Mercury in the early ’70’s. T-Shirt’ comes out on 5th September, two days before Buddy’s birthday and four days before they and Bobby Vee start a new British tour at Bristol […]

Club Sandwich 49
From Club Sandwich N°49, Summer 1988
Club Sandwich 49
From Club Sandwich N°49, Summer 1988

Last updated on March 22, 2020

Officially appears on


7" Single • Released in 1988

Studio version

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Piano, Producer


Official album • Released in 1989

3:09 • Studio version

Paul McCartney :
Backing vocals, Piano, Producer

Live performances

“T-Shirt” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where T-Shirt has been played

13th Buddy Holly Week

Sep 07, 1988 • Part of Buddy Holly Week

Going further

Paul McCartney: Music Is Ideas. The Stories Behind the Songs (Vol. 1) 1970-1989

With 25 albums of pop music, 5 of classical – a total of around 500 songs – released over the course of more than half a century, Paul McCartney's career, on his own and with Wings, boasts an incredible catalogue that's always striving to free itself from the shadow of The Beatles. The stories behind the songs, demos and studio recordings, unreleased tracks, recording dates, musicians, live performances and tours, covers, events: Music Is Ideas Volume 1 traces McCartney's post-Beatles output from 1970 to 1989 in the form of 346 song sheets, filled with details of the recordings and stories behind the sessions. Accompanied by photos, and drawing on interviews and contemporary reviews, this reference book draws the portrait of a musical craftsman who has elevated popular song to an art-form.

Shop on Amazon


Have you spotted an error on the page? Do you want to suggest new content? Or do you simply want to leave a comment ? Please use the form below!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *