2040 Hard To Handle – Otis Redding (1968)

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Otis Redding. 

This song was written by Otis Redding, Al Bell, and Allen Jones. It was recorded by Otis Redding in 1967. It was released as a posthumous single in 1968 with Amen on the B-side. The single reached number fifteen on the UK Singles chart. The song was also included on the 1968 album The Immortal Otis Redding. Both George Harrison and Paul McCartney liked the song. Hard To Handle influenced the middle eight of The Beatles’ song I’ve Got A Feeling.

Now Hear This: I’ve Got A Feeling – The Beatles (1970)

2038 The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter – The Incredible String Band (1968)

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The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter.

The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter was the third album by the Scottish group The Incredible String Band. It was recorded at Sound Techniques studio in London in 1967 and was produced by Joe Boyd.The album contained ten tracks including Koeeoaddi There, A Very Cellular Song, and Waltz Of The New Moon. It was released on the Elektra label in 1968. It reached number five on the UK Albums chart. Paul McCartney owned a copy of the album and called it his favourite album of 1968.

Tracklist
Side 1
1) Koeeoaddi There
2) The Minotaur’s Song
3) Witches Hat
4) A Very Cellular Song
Side 2
1) Mercy I Cry City
2) Waltz Of The New Moon
3) The Water Song
4) Three Is A Green Crown
5) Swift As The Wind
6) Nightfall

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.

Now Hear This: Come And Get It – The Beatles (1996)
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.