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    Ringo Starr, Attention, 1981

    From Paul to Ringo's "Stop and smell the roses" with love in gratitude for his madness-drumming. Delightful early 50ies retro tune. Nice and easy. Paul, bass/piano.
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    Ringo Starr, Good Night Vienna, 1974

    From John to Ringo for 1974 LP "Good Night Vienna". Trashy, energetic march song. High level of fun and alcohol in the studio. Full of ironic self-importance and self-mocking bombast. John Lennon:...
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    Ringo Starr, Six O'Clock, 1973

    From Paul to Ringo for 1973 "RINGO". Paul piano/synth. Klaus Voorman, bass. Beautiful song. A little forgotten gem.
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    Ringo Starr, I'm The Greatest, 1973

    From John to Ringo with love and humor. John Lennon, piano and harmony vocals. Klaus Voorman, bass and drawings (wonderful booklet!). George Harrison, guitars. Billy Preston, organ. "I'm the greatest...
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    Ringo Starr, Private Property, 1981

    Paul McCartney gave this one away to Ringo for his LP "Stop and smell the roses". Bouncy and catchy. Paul played piano and bass.
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    Mike McGear, Same, 1974, WB Germany, WB 56 051

    Some bread crumbs for his brother Mike McGear . As member of Merseyside comedian pop group "The Scaffold" ("Lily the pink") he abandoned his real name in favour of his famous Beatle-brother. Purpose?...
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    "No regrets", Let it be

    Aretha was first. Paul sent a demo to Jerry Wexler in 1969. The Beatles released it 3 months after the release of Aretha Franklin's LP "This girls in love with you". For months, Franklin’s recording...
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    Rod Stewart, Mine For Me, 1974 from LP "Smiler", Mercury Super De Luxe, England

    "It was just the result of another drunken night, i suppose. It's nice to write for someone like Rod, because he's got such a distinctive voice." (cit: Paul McCartney 1974) Backing vocals by Paul. A...
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    Agreed

    Agreed. Gut beobachtet!
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    Elefant

    It seems to be a Swiss "C 5/6" called "Elefant". It was usually used for the Gotthard route. Swiss Railway changed very early (in the 50ies) to electrical engines, because Switzerland has no coal...
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    That means a lot, recorded by The Saltbee, 1994

    The Beatles made some efforts with this McCartney composition. They changed the tempo and arrangement several times, but in the end the song didn't make it onto "Help!". So they gave it away. PJ...
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    Tip of my tongue, recorded by Saltbee, 1994

    This McCartney composition was recorded in 1994 by the Swiss "Songs the Beatles gave away"-tribute band "Saltbee". Saltbee is an anagram. The original studio version of this song was withdrawn in an...
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    Bad to me, recorded by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, 1963

    One of about 30 songs, Lennon/McCartney gave away. Many of them were tailored for Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas as this one: "Bad to me" is a Lennon composition. There only exists a demo of John...
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    I'll be on my way, recorded by The Saltbee, 1994

    This Lennon/McCartney song was also given away to Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas. It was tailored to their colleagues who were also managed by NEMS' Brian Epstein. Also this one was produced by...
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    From a window, recorded by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas 1964

    A fine Merseybeat song from the makers of the Northern Songs and NEMS enterprises. Was this one given away by Brian Epstein because of the high vocal pitch? Unsuitable for the Beatles? Why did they...
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    I call your name, recorded by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, 1963

    "I call your name" is a superb Lennon/McCartney Northern song. A Mersey Beat example par excellence. It seems as though Brian Epstein was donating all their unsuitable or unwanted compositions to the...
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    I'll keep you satisfied by Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas, 1963

    Northern songs from the Mersey produced by George Martin. Happy sound managed by Brian Epstein. Brian Epstein donated "I'll keep you satisfied" to Billy J Kramer as unsuitable or unwanted for the...
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    On the wings of a nightingale, Everly Brothers, EB 84, 1984, Mercury Germany, 224 311

    Paul Mc Cartney gave this beautiful song to the Everly Brothers in 1984. Paul never produced a studio or live version of this hit. Produced by Dave Edmunds.
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    Johnny Winter, Rock'n'roll people, 1976, from LP "Captured Live", Bue Sky Holland

    John Lennon's 1970 "Rock'n'roll people" was issued posthumously ten years later on "Menlove Ave". This is a furious live version.
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    Roger Daltrey, Giddy, 1977

    "Giddy": a clever song by Paul McCartney from LP " One of the boys". Partly funky as "Coming up", partly in ballad style.
    Daltrey was only one of the boys: he was part of an all star band...
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    Come and get it

    Exclusively offered to The Iveys=Badfinger. Paul McCartney played all instruments for the demo of "Come and get it". It took less than one hour.....
    Issued 1996 on Anthology 3. What a hit for...
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    Doris Troy, Same, 1970, Apple England, SAPCOR 13

    Some songs George Harrison gave away. "Ain't that cute" A1. "Give me back my dynamite" A3. This album is a forgotten juwel, because of Doris' extraordinary voice and this green fresh apple all star...
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    The songs Lennon and McCartney gave away

    The instrumental "Cat call" is a McCartney composition. It was recorded by Chris Barber & his Band in 1969 for the superb LP "Battersea Rain Dance". Produced by Giorgio Gomelsky (Yardbirds).
    At the...
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