The Beatles -- ‘You Know My Name Look Up The Number’

You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (4.19)

John Lennon: Lead vocal, guitar, maracas; Paul McCartney: Lead vocal, bass guitar, piano; George Harrison: Backing vocal, xylophone; Ringo Starr: Backing vocal, drums, bongos; Saxophone: Brian Jones

John nicked the title from the cover of a telephone book which said “You have their name? Look up their number!” He originally wanted to repeat the line over and over again and have nothing else in it, but it didn’t quite work out.

The session was notable for the guest appearance of Brian Jones, the one-time leader of The Rolling Stones. Paul recalled the session in ‘Many Years From Now’: “He came in with this big Afghan coat on. He was always nervous, a little insecure, but he was really nervous that night because he was walking in on a Beatles session. He was nervous to the point of shaking, lighting ciggy after ciggy. I naturally thought that he’d bring a guitar along and maybe chung along and do some nice rhythm guitar or a little bit of electric twelve-string or …

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