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2 February 2011
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PennyLane
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Is this real because I've never heard of this before?

??

its a screen cap off a possible question on a new Zeppelin app. Does someone know?

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2 February 2011
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Never heard that before either, but Page was a top session man in the mid-60s, so I'll bet it's true! Possibly he played the guitar on "Ringo's Theme" (ie. the instrumental "This Boy") or the "James Bond" stuff in Help!, or something else in either of those. By the time of MMT, he'd joined the Yardbirds and would've too busy to contribute to that one. (Assuming MMT even has soundtrack music – I've never seen it.)

[20 seconds of Googling later...]

OK, yep, he played on "Ringo's Theme". The stuff you learn! Thanks for starting this thread, let me give you one of my defective apples:

apple01

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2 February 2011
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Hey, Von's Apple worked (now the only question is if it's edible or not)

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2 February 2011
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You noticed! Isn't it great?! A simple matter of posting, editing out the html crap, and re-posting. (Should've thought of it long ago - it seems so obvious in hindsight.)

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2 February 2011
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God, you sound like one of the fan girls who got tickets to see the Beatles!!!
And Don't forget, Hindsight is always 20/20

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2 February 2011
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My Googling must suck then, because I tried to find the answer and came up with nothing. But thanks. Now I can rest easier knowing another Beatle trivia fact.

 

Good job Mr. Jimmy Page apple01

You too Von. An apple for you apple01

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2 February 2011
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I never knew that. george-martin, good call.

 

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Oh my God, I wonder how many other great ones played with/for them over the years, and we still don’t know it. Eric’s playing in While My Guitar… was kept as a secret for many years. I guess the Fab Four weren’t as self-sufficient as I thought they were…

25 September 2014
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That's really interesting! Both Jimmy Page and Clapton as Beatle musical assistance...
I also wonder who else was behind the scenes of some of the music...

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25 September 2014
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Von Bontee said
Never heard that before either, but Page was a top session man in the mid-60s, so I'll bet it's true! Possibly he played the guitar on "Ringo's Theme" (ie. the instrumental "This Boy") or the "James Bond" stuff in Help!, or something else in either of those. By the time of MMT, he'd joined the Yardbirds and would've too busy to contribute to that one. (Assuming MMT even has soundtrack music – I've never seen it.)

[20 seconds of Googling later...]

OK, yep, he played on "Ringo's Theme". The stuff you learn! Thanks for starting this thread, let me give you one of my defective apples:

apple01

Clarification: Jimmy Page played backing guitar on Ringo's Theme.  Lead guitar was played by Vic Flick.  It was also Vic Flick who played guitar during the "James Bond" segment on American pressings of Help!. (Source)

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26 September 2014
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Further clarification: Jimmy Page, unlike is suggested by the title of this thread, did not play on any Beatles tracks. He was among the session musicians George Martin employed for George Martin Orchestra soundtrack recordings.

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26 September 2014
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Necko said

Clarification: Jimmy Page played backing guitar on Ringo's Theme.  Lead guitar was played by Vic Flick.  It was also Vic Flick who played guitar during the "James Bond" segment on American pressings of Help!. (Source)

Did you really just drop a Vic Flick on us? Well done!
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