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.

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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)

2033 Tommy’s Holiday Camp – The Who (1969)

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Tommy.

Tommy’s Holiday Camp was written by Pete Townshend for the rock opera Tommy. It was first recorded by The Who in 1969 for their album Tommy. The album also included Pinball Wizard and Fiddle About. The album reached number two on the UK Album chart. In the musical the song is sung by the character Uncle Ernie. Ringo Starr played the part of Uncle Ernie during a performance of Tommy in 1972. The 1972 cast recording includes Ringo Starr’s version of Tommy’s Holiday Camp.

Now Hear This: Tommy’s Holiday Camp – Ringo Starr (1972)

2032 Fiddle About – The Who (1969)

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Ringo Starr and Pete Townshend.

This song was written by Pete Townshend for the rock opera Tommy. It was first recorded by The Who for their 1969 album Tommy. The album also included Pinball Wizard and Tommy’s Holiday Camp. The album reached number two on the UK Album chart. In the musical the song is sung by the character Uncle Ernie. Ringo Starr played the part of Uncle Ernie during a performance of Tommy in 1972. An album of the cast recording was released in 1972. It includes Ringo Starr’s version of Fiddle About.

Now Hear This: Fiddle About – Ringo Starr (1972)

2030 The Beatles’ Seventh Christmas Record – The Beatles (1969)

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The Beatles’ Seventh Christmas Record.

This spoken word record was written by The Beatles in 1969. It was recorded by The Beatles in 1969 and was produced by Kenny Everett. The recordings were made in various locations in England including Ascot, Weybridge, St. John’s Wood and the Apple Studios. The recording was released as a 7″ flexi disc on the Lyntone label and was only available to members of The Beatles’ fan club. The front cover uses a photograph taken by Ringo Starr while the back cover uses drawings by his son Zak Starkey. Zak Starkey can also be heard at the beginning of the recording. The back cover mentions the Plastic Ono Band’s’ 1969 single Give Peace A Chance. The recording is largely made up of interviews, comedy skits, and songs recorded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono at Tittenhurst Park in Ascot. The recording includes a snippet of The Beatles’ 1969 song The End and an a cappella version of Good King Wenceslas performed by John Lennon. The recording also includes extracts from the original songs Good Evening To You Gentlemen (sung by Ringo Starr), This Is To Wish You A Merry, Merry Christmas (sung by Paul McCartney) and Merry Christmas (sung by John Lennon and Yoko Ono). The recording also includes instrumental versions of The First Noel and While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks recorded by unidentified performers.The Beatles’ Seventh Christmas Record was the last recording released by The Beatles’ during the 1960s.

2017 Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow) – Plastic Ono Band (1969)

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Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow).

This song was written by Yoko Ono in 1968. It was first recorded by her in 1968 and released on the EP Aspen No. 7 in 1969. The song was re-recorded by Plastic Ono Band in 1969. That version was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The recording features John Lennon and Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voormann on bass and Ringo Starr on drums. It was released as the B-side to Cold Turkey in 1969. The single reached number twelve on the UK Singles chart and number thirty on the Billboard chart. The song was part of Plastic Ono Band’s repertoire. Live versions have been released on Live Peace In Toronto 1969 (1969) and Some Time In New York City (1972). The version released on Some Time In New York City features John Lennon and George Harrison on guitar.

Now Hear This: Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow) (live) – Plastic Ono Band (1969)
Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For Her Hand In The Snow) (live) – Plastic Ono Band (1972)

2016 Cold Turkey – Plastic Ono Band (1969)

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Cold Turkey.

Cold Turkey was written by John Lennon. It was recorded by Plastic Ono Band in 1969. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The recording features Eric Clapton on guitar, Klaus Voormann on bass, and Ringo Starr on drums. Cold Turkey was released as a single on the Apple Records label in 1969. The B-side was Don’t Worry Kyoko (Mummy’s Only Looking For A Hand In The Snow). The single reached number twelve on the UK Singles chart and number thirty on the Billboard chart. The song was part of John Lennon’s repertoire. Live versions have been released on Live Peace In Toronto 1969 (1969), Some Time In New York City (1972), and Live In New York City (1986). The version released on Some Time In New York City features George Harrison on guitar.

Now Hear This: Cold Turkey (live) – Plastic Ono Band (1969)
Cold Turkey (live) – Plastic Ono Band (1972)
Cold Turkey (live) – John Lennon (1986)