Today’s session was again devoted to the redoubtable “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number),” and this time the special guest in the studio was Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. Paul had invited Jones, who somewhat randomly turned up with a saxophone that he wanted to play on the track. The various Beatles played piano, drums, guitar, bass guitar, and vibraphone.

The final credits for the song would end up looking like this:

John Lennon: lead vocals, backing vocals, guitar, maracas, sound effects
Paul McCartney: lead vocals, piano, bass, handclaps, sound effects
George Harrison: lead guitar, vibraphone
Ringo Starr: drums, timbales, bongos, spoken vocals
Brian Jones: alto saxophone
Mal Evans: sound effects

Evans, the Beatles aide-de-camp, had quite a few credits over the years including:

  • Organ on “You Won’t See Me”
  • Harmonica on “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!”
  • Alarm clock on “A Day in the Life”
  • Tambourine on “Dear Prudence”
  • Trumpet on “Helter Skelter”
  • Anvil on “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer”

For “You Know My Name” he stirred a bucket of gravel. Good work if you can get it.

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