The Beatles -- ‘P S I Love You’

P.S. I Love You (2.06)

John Lennon: Lead vocal, acoustic guitar; Paul McCartney: Lead vocal, bass guitar; George Harrison: Lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Maracas; Drums: Andy White

This was recorded at the very beginning of their career, when George Martin still wasn’t entirely sure about Ringo’s drumming. The previous session on the 4th was actually the very first time that Martin met Ringo because the last time they met was at the audition, when Pete Best was playing drums. Unaware that Pete had been sacked in the meantime, Martin had gone ahead and booked a session man to replace him – Andy White. Ringo’s drumming on the 4th had done nothing to assuage his fears, so Andy was booked to come in on the 11th too. Poor old Ringo was thus relegated to shaking the maracas.

The song is supposed to be about Paul’s old girlfriend Dorothy Rhone who was a cashier down the chemists. Unfortunately for Dot, Paul dumped her just as they were about to become famous. …

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