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    Sale 5871

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop

    1 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 154

    The Beatles

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    The Beatles
    A single-sided 10" acetate What's The New Mary Jane?, the Apple Corps. label with typeset track details and an additional sticker with typeset inscription BBC Radio (London) No.

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    What's The New Mary Jane? was recorded by John Lennon and George Harrison on 14 August 1968, for possible inclusion on the The Beatles album, but did not appear on the final release. It was further mixed on 26 November 1969. This version is an earlier out-take recording than appeared on Anthology 3, and is also different to the version Lennon wanted to issue as the Plastic Ono Band. Although not released on the White Album or by the Plastic Ono Band, a version was released as a B-side to the single Let It Be, March 1970.

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    Please note the footnote incorrectly states that the song 'What's New Mary Jane?' was released as B-Side to the single 'Let It Be'


    LEWISOHN, Mark Op. cit 1992 pp.293,334