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A rare Beatles demo recorded on Abbey Road was auctioned.

The unheard collection – which includes early versions of “I am the Walrus”, “Fool on the Hill” and “I Me Mine” – was left behind by the Fab Four after a session in the 1960s.

The ribbon went on sale today (7/14/21) at Sworders Auctioneers and is expected to fetch up to £ 700.

The listing reads: “Given to the seller, a bass player in a rock band that has sold over 20 million albums.

“The demo was presented by a sound engineer during the recording of their first LP at Abbey Road Studios in 1971, the demo itself was recorded in the 1960s.”

It is said that Sir Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Sir Ringo Starr left the tape after a recording session.

A note from the unnamed seller also reveals that the collection includes an alternate ending to “Fool on the Hill”.

The message reads, “The cartridge was transferred to a newer cartridge as the old cartridges tended to break and lose chromium dioxide, causing failure.

“Even if there are some minor dropouts, please enjoy the winking ending of ‘Fool on the Hill’ and the almost final version of ‘I am the Walrus’. “

Meanwhile, drummer Ringo recently insisted that no other group could touch the legendary hitmakers of “Hey Jude” because they shared a telepathic connection when performing live.

He said, “When we played together as a band, we were the best band in the country.

“I don’t care what anyone says. We knew each other and it was like clairvoyant.

“I played the drums with my eyes closed and my headphones on, and I knew John was going somewhere.

“I’d drum this in and hold it together while they went crazy and then bring it back.”



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