2035 Rock Of All Ages – Badfinger (1969)

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Badfinger.

Rock Of All Ages was written by Tom Evans, Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, and Paul McCartney. It is credited to Tom-Pete-Mike. It was recorded by Badfinger in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Paul McCartney on piano. It was released as the B-side to Come And Get It in 1969. The song was used in the 1969 movie The Magic Christian starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr.

2034 Come And Get It – Badfinger (1969)

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Come And Get It.

Come And Get It was written by Paul McCartney. A demo version recorded by Paul McCartney in 1969 was released on the 1996 album Anthology 3. The song was recorded by Badfinger in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney. The recording features Paul McCartney on piano and maracas. It was released as a single in 1969 with Rock Of All Ages on the B-side. The single was released in America in 1970. The single reached number four on the UK singles chart and number seven on the Billboard chart. The song was used in the 1969 movie The Magic Christian starring Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr. Badfinger had previously used the name The Iveys and had released a single and an album on The Beatles’ record label Apple Records. Come And Get It was their first release on Apple Records using the name Badfinger. Hollywood Vampires recorded the song for their 2015 album Hollywood Vampires. That version features lead vocals by Paul McCartney and Alice Cooper.

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Come And Get It – Hollywood Vampires (2015)

2020 The Fool – Sanford Clark (1956)

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Sanford Clark.

The Fool was written by Naomi Ford and Lee Hazlewood. It was recorded by Sanford Clark in 1956. It was released as a single with Lonesome For A Letter on the B-side. The single reached number seven on the Billboard chart. He re-recorded the song in 1965. That version features Waylon Jennings on guitar. Paul McCartney performed the song when he appeared on MTV Unplugged in 1991.

2014 So Long, Paul – Werbley Finster (1969)

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So Long, Paul.

So Long, Paul was written by José Feliciano, Héctor Feliciano, and Rick Jarrard. It was recorded in 1969 by José Feliciano using the pseudonym Werbley Finster. So Long Paul was a novelty song about the rumours of Paul McCartney’s death. The lyrics mention The Beatles’ songs A Hard Day’s Night and I Want To Hold Your Hand. It is one of a number of novelty songs about the ‘Paul is dead’ rumours. It was released as a single in 1969 with Here Comes Werbley on the B-side.

2013 Saint Paul – Terry Knight (1969)

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Saint Paul.

Saint Paul was written by Terry Knight and recorded by him in 1969. The song is a novelty song about the rumours of Paul McCartney’s death. The lyrics mention The Beatles’ 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The song also uses lyrics from The Beatles’ songs Strawberry Fields Forever,A Day In The Life, Hello Goodbye, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, She Loves You, and All You Need Is Love. Musically the song uses elements of The Beatles’ songs Hey Jude and A Day In The Life. Saint Paul was released as a single in 1969. The B-side was (The Legend Of) William And Mary. It is one of a number of novelty songs about the ‘Paul is dead’ rumours.

2012 Brother Paul – Billy Shears And The All Americans (1969)

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Brother Paul.

This song was written by Lenny Capello and Rocky Saxon. It is a novelty song about the rumours of Paul McCartney’s death. It is one of a number of novelty songs about the ‘Paul is dead’ rumours. It was recorded by Billy Shears And The All Americans and was released as a single in 1969. The B-side was Message To Seymour.

2011 The Ballad Of Paul – The Mystery Tour (1969)

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The Ballad Of Paul.

The Ballad Of Paul was written by Robert Brady and Eileen Evans. It was a novelty song about the rumours of Paul McCartney’s death. The lyrics mention The Beatles and their albums Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Magical Mystery Tour, and Abbey Road as well as The Beatles’ 1967 song Strawberry Fields Forever. The song also references the ‘yeah, yeah, yeah’ from The Beatles’ song She Loves You. Musically the song also references The Beatles’ songs Strawberry Fields Forever and Helter Skelter. The Ballad Of Paul was recorded by The Mystery Tour in 1969 and was released as a single. The B-side was The Ballad Of Paul (Follow The Bouncing Ball). It is one of a number of novelty songs about the ‘Paul is dead’ rumours.