IS THAT THE BEATLE FENDER BASS PETER ASHER IS PLAYING?:

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8 Responses to “IS THAT THE BEATLE FENDER BASS PETER ASHER IS PLAYING?:”

  1. Ken Wood says:

    That is a very interesting series of photos – I think one of Paul playing the slide guitar (in the photo to the left) made it into the Let It Be book, so it must be a session shortly thereafter. What session was this? Is Paul a guest musician here?

  2. Kwai Chang says:

    Apple Studios?
    Is Peter Asher to supreme diplomat, or what?
    (I’m still riding my sister’s coattails)

  3. Michael says:

    Sorry, Pete. That haircut has GOT TO GO!

  4. henry_the_horse says:

    Early February 1969, Apple Studios. Photograph by Ethan Russell. McCarney produced “Rosetta” for the Fourmost. Rhodes Seventy-Three, righty Jazz Bass, and Fender pedal steel. Listen to “Rosetta” here:
    http://youtu.be/38_wAhvO4ec

  5. Ken Wood says:

    Wrong link, but also Fourmost and also produced by Paul (so it says).
    I hear drums, vocals (two and then some background), two guitars and organ. No bass but hey this is my crappy laptop speakers, so there probably IS bass somewhere.
    Here is Rosetta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VA03-1AGcLw
    Believe it or not, I never heard that song before – totally sounds like Paul going into music hall mode.
    Wait, I thought he actually wrote this tune – but no, the credits on the single say otherwise.
    Anyway, thanks for the info. So Peter was sitting in as bass player for this session?

  6. henry_the_horse says:

    Since Apple Studios would undergo 18 months of rebuilding, and the Beatles had to return the REDD desks and Altec speakers to E.M.I. Studios after the filming of Get Back was done, the Beatles, individually, used Apple Studios as a rehearsal and demo recording facility. Harrison recorded some jazz with Pearcy Heath and Connie Kay of the Modern Jazz Quartet. McCartney rehearsed with Donovan and Lomax. Lennon came and went with his Two Virgin tapes. This was no different situation. McCartney was rehearsing the arrangement for the Fourmost, but the songs were recorded elsewhere. Besides The Fourmost were signed to C.B.S. which would use their own recording studio: C.B.S. Studios at Theobald’s road, Bloomsbury, London.

  7. Ken Wood says:

    Thanks again – assuming this is “Rehearsal of arrangement for Fourmost song Rosetta” helps narrowing the date:
    http://www.45cat.com/record/4041 gives two alternate release dates: 15. and 21. Februar (and a review from February 22.).
    If this is a rehearsal then the song needed to be recorded yet and also the record pressed etc. So early February makes a lot of sense!

  8. Geraldo says:

    It is a Fender Jazz Bass, not a Fender VI.
    All the best.

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