More On New Beatles Tape

Some of the great Beatleg experts have been analyzing all of this information, and it appears that the recordings have to be from a Top Gear program on the BBC. The theory is that some of the songs on this tape were actually the group The Hollies performing, and songs the Beatles performed as well. The Beatleg experts have said that the following songs were likely performed by The Hollies instead of the originally thought Beatles: Nitty Gritty, Somethings Got A Hold On Me, and I Shall Not Be Moved. The Hollies did appear on a volume of The Beatles At The Beeb with two of those songs, so perhaps they are from those sessions? Details are a little lacking, but still emerging. It appears, though, that a never before heard song does exist on this tape, that is, Don’t Put Me Down Like This.

I will credit another blogger here for the theory he puts forth of what the track lineup actually is. Here is what Wogew’s research shows:

Side 1

1 Don’t Put Me Down Like This (unknown)
2 I Feel Fine (probably the recording session for “Top Gear”)
3 She’s A Woman (more “Top Gear”)
4 Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (more “Top Gear”)
5 Honey Don’t (more “Top Gear”)
6 I’ll Follow The Sun (incomplete) (more “Top Gear”)
Side 2
1 I’ll Follow The Sun (incomplete) (more “Top Gear”)
2 I’m A Loser (more “Top Gear”)
3 I’ll Follow The Sun (complete) (more “Top Gear”)
4 Too Much Monkey Business (probably The Hollies)
5 Nitty Gritty (probably The Hollies)
6 Somethings Gotta Hold Of Me (probably The Hollies)
7 I Shall Not Be Moved (unknown)
So here’s what we’ve read.

Unknown Beatles tape could go for £12,000

A UNIQUE recording made by The Beatles in the 1960s has been unearthed in the attic of a house in Liverpool.

The recording of “Don’t Put Me Down Like This” was discovered by a man going through his father’s effects after his death.

It was found on a 7-inch wide, reel-to- reel Philips tape along with a recording of an uncontrolled fit of giggling involving Paul McCartney and the late John Lennon.

Auctioneer John King, of Cameo Auctioneers of Midgham, Berkshire, said the tape is expected to attract worldwide interest when it is sold next week.

Mr King said: “It’s a real time capsule, an audio snapshot of the Beatles in the youth when they were having fun, laughing, giggling and buzzing off each other.

“Among the numbers they cover on the tape is a recording of ‘Don’t Put Me Down Like This’.

“Our research shows that there is no other known recording of the Beatles playing that number.”

Beatles expert Phil Coppell, from Liverpool, believes either Paul McCartney or Yoko Ono will step in and buy the rare recording of the Beatles

He said: “This is a great find and very exciting for Beatles fans everywhere.

“But unfortunately, it seems unlikely that anybody will get to hear it anytime in the near future. If it is something which is missing from the Anthology then it is likely someone at Apple will step in and buy it up at auction.

“Perhaps it was taken from Abbey Road – there are hours and hours of recordings which were deemed not good enough to be released.

“I’m sure there will be some interest from Paul McCartney or Yoko Ono to secure it for the Beatles’ estate.

“They are the most likely people to buy it and sadly it might prove to be the case that Beatles fans will never get to hear it.”

Don’t Put Me Down Like This was written and recorded by American soul singer Derek Martin and was a B-side of a single issued in 1963.

It was among John Lennon’s favourite records and a copy of it was found on his personal jukebox from the period.

The double sided tape lasts 30 minutes and includes eleven songs either composed by McCartney and Lennon or cover versions.

Due to uncontrollable laughter and boyish antics, it takes the lead men three attempts to complete the song I’ll Follow The Sun.

“Fortunately he played the tapes to find out what was on them and realised that he had something when he heard what appeared to be The Beatles,” Mr King said.

“The vendor was sorting out his late father’s things and they included a number of audio tapes. It’s very thrilling to come across something from The Beatles that is completely unique after all this time.

“When I first listened to this tape it really made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. It sent a shiver down my spine.

“Potentially the value of a unique Beatles recording is enormous.

“We have estimated it at £8,000 to £12,000 but the value could go much higher.” than that because we are getting worldwide interest.”

The identity of the man who found the tape is not being revealed but it is thought that he father was in the music industry.

The tape will go under the hammer next Tuesday, August 5.

Source: http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk/

Here is a second news story about it as well:

£12,000 Beatle tape is a laugh a minute!

The Beatles

A LONG-forgotten recording made by The Beatles in the 1960s was unearthed in a fan’s attic.

The audio of Don’t Put Me Down Like This was discovered by a man going through his father’s possessions after his death.

Auctioneers believe it is the only surviving recording of that particular song and was made in 1964.

The 7ins, reel-to-reel Phillips tape also features an uncontrollable fit of giggling involving Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon.

The item is expected to attract worldwide interest – and bids of up to £12,000 – when it is sold next week.

Auctioneer Jon King, of Berkshire-based Cameo Auctioneers, said: “It is a real time capsule, an audio snapshot of The Beatles in their youth when they were having fun, laughing, giggling and buzzing off each other.

“When I first listened to this tape, it really made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. It sent a shiver down my spine.”

Don’t Put Me Down Like This was written and recorded by American soul singer Derek Martin and was a B-side of a single issued in 1963.

It was among Lennon’s favourite records and a copy of it was found on his personal jukebox from the period.

The double-sided tape lasts 30 minutes and includes 11 songs either composed by McCartney and Lennon or cover versions.

Due to uncontrollable laughter, it takes the band three attempts to complete the song I’ll Follow The Sun.

The identity of the man who found the tape has not been revealed but it is thought his father was in the music industry.

It will go under the hammer on Tuesday August 5.

Source: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/

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