This edition of the Rock And Roll Detective blog focuses on rare recordings and memorabilia from around the world.
First up is a piano used by Paul McCartney to debut a newly written song, Yesterday, for his entertainer friend Alma Cogan. After writing the song, McCartney was unsure if he had subconsciously copied another song, so he played it around London for his friends. The piano is about to go on the auction block.
I Believe In Scambled Eggs
McCartney Sings Original Lyrics to Yesterday.
If you've heard Macca tell the story once, you've heard it a million times. Now, Jimmy Fallon gets Paul to sing the original lyrics to this famous tune.
And when it rains McCartney it pours.
The Lost McCartney Christmas Album
A portion of the recording Paul McCartney made as a Christmas present for his other three Beatles in the mid 1960s has surfaced as a new, previously unreleased bootleg. Titled: Unforgettable - The Paul McCartney Christmas Album, it is purportedly John Lennon's copy. Being John, he used the tape to record over for his own projects, which is why the bootleg is a mash up of both Lennon and McCartney projects.
McCartney described the Christmas concept in a 1995 interview:
"Yes, it's true... It was called Unforgettable and it started with Nat King Cole singing Unforgettable. It was like a magazine programme, full of weird interviews, experimental music, tape loops, some tracks I knew the others hadn't heard; it was just a compilation of odd things... I have them to the fellas and I guess they would have played them for a couple of weeks."
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