Now & Then
In case you didn't know, I love the Beatles...
Sometime in 2005 and since, reports began circulating that Paul was hoping to complete the song with Ringo by laying down a new drum track, writing new verses, using archival recordings of George’s guitar work, and releasing it as a Lennon/McCartney composition. The only recording of the song is Lennon’s original demo. Though not official, it was released on a bootleg CD. The overdubs by the three Beatles in 1995 have not surfaced to this day.
There was a remix released in 2007 titled 1995 edit that does contain John’s demo along with instrumental overdubs by unspecified artists. It includes material from some of the Beatles 1960s songs. This is that song. Don’t let it fool you. It may sound somewhat like the Beatles, but the only real thing about it is John’s voice, which really sounds like a 1920s recording.
I include it today because it is the last known song by John Lennon that most people never knew existed. Of course, if you haven’t ever heard India or Grow Old With Me, I will dig them up for you. Speaking of Grow Old With Me, Ringo will turn 70 in three weeks. That really makes When I’m Sixty-Four seem old. Along with me.
All we need is love…
PEACE & LOVE
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