Beatles giggling fit tape found in loft

In the world of Beatles collectors, there is nothing more exciting than new audio being found of the Fab Four that has never been heard before. So many great things, like concert appearances, radio interviews, lost or forgotten film footage, have surfaced in recent years that give great insight into the fun the Beatles had or some of the journeys they ventured on or even glimpses with other celebritites and people. So, unearthing new audio is of course like a pirate finding the buried chest of gold. And to avid Beatles collectors, this kind of unearthed audio treasure is more valuable than even gold!

Unfortunately, though, sometimes these audio clips are never heard. Auctions for such things can quite often be very pricey, depending on how rare or what the tape contains. It depends on what the buyer’s intentions are to own them. If the buyer is Paul McCartney, this tape will likely never be heard again.

It looks like a rare tape has been found stored away. The article does not identify who has the tape or how the tape got into the person’s possession, which is interesting that those details were not divulged. But this reel-to-reel tape could hold many treats for the true Beatles fan!

You can find a sample clip here, which is of the Beatles “giggling”:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2459720/The-Beatles-Giggling-fit-tape-found-in-loft.html

Here’s what we’ve read:

The Beatles: Giggling fit tape found in loft

A never before heard tape of John Lennon and Paul McCartney having a fit of the giggles during a recording session has been discovered tucked away in a loft.

The rare clip features The Beatles in happier times joking with each other during a recording of melancholic ballad I’ll Follow The Sun in 1964.

The 30 minute reel-to-reel tape is being auctioned after being discovered in a loft, where it had sat unplayed for more than 40 years.

Auctioneer Jon King said: “The vendor lives up north and was clearing up his father’s loft when he discovered it.

“His father is still alive and worked in the music industry.

“When you listen to the recording it makes your skin tingle because it’s from a period of time when the Beatles were still friends, it’s early Beatles.

“You can hear John, Paul and Ringo having a joke and a laugh together. They are laughing because they can’t get a song right.

 

“It’s a real collectors piece. We are expecting a lot of interest in it worldwide.”

The tape, which includes other Beatles hits and cover versions of other artists’ songs, goes under the hammer at Cameo Auctioneers in Midgham, Berkshire in August. It has an estimate of £8,000 to £12,000.

During the recording of the cult ballard which was released on the Beatles For Sale album in December 1964, John Lennon is heard saying: “I’m playing baby. I know I can’t stop laughing because I can see them two. I’m not looking at you.”

Paul McCartney replies: “You were.”

John Lennon says: “It’s just going to get funnier and funnier as the evening goes on. It’s 11o’clock you know.”

Paul McCartney says: “Let’s just try this once more and if it’s the last one that’s hard lines.”

The pair are then heard trying to record the track a number of times before collapsing in a fit of laughter.

Eventually they get it right as on the second side of the tape there is a completed recording of Follow The Sun.

The newly discovered Beatles recording also includes hits, Don’t Put Me Down Like This, I Feel Fine, She’s A Woman, Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby, Honey Don’t, I’ll Follow The Sun, I’m A Loser, Too Much Monkey Business, Nitty Gritty, Somethings Gotta Hold Of Me and I Shall Not Be Moved.

The iconic Sg Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band drum stick sold for a $1.1 million at auction recently – four times the estimate.

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