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The Beatles Anthology. 4. The Beatles Anthology. indd 55 55 27/05/13 15:28 The Beatles saluting the public at the Prince of Wales Theatre, including Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. FOR BEATLES FANATICS During the November 4, 1963 Royal Command Performance, in the presence of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, John dared to utter his famous line, “For our last number I’d like to ask your help. The people in the cheaper seats clap their hands, and the rest of you if you’d just rattle your jewelry.
In this second version, which was kept for the record, Paul was on bass and lead vocal, and John was in charge of vocal harmonies and harmonica. It seems that he did not play guitar in this piece. Only George Harrison performed on his acoustic guitar, apparently the Gibson J-160 E. Finally, Andy White, a session drummer hired by Martin to make sure it was a hit, was on drums to replace poor Ringo, who was relegated to tambourine. He was the only musician who ever replaced one of the Beatles in the studio!
Miles, Paul McCartney. 4. Geoff Emerick, Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles (New York, Gotham Books, 2007). 5. Miles, Paul McCartney. indd 40 27/05/13 15:27 Ringo, Paul, John, and George posing in front of the camera during the recording of “Love Me Do,” on September 4, 1962. Sa d d i TIC NA s e l LEtS FA AT a BE e R b FO s e l r u o p ct , g to Doon tode ay Mebel MeleDo de,”Lov vecel “Lo me as for com t u,” tou Yo , ve You Lo e I S. Lov I . “P. S de hts ale yrig copmusic Thdite ion ns LLtd.