John Lennon´s bootlegs

The Lost Lennon Tapes


Volume One

Front cover

Released: 1989
Label: LIVING LEGEND RECORDS LLRCD 045

Living Legend Records

Basic good rock and roll is the major theme of this installment of The Lost Lennon Tapest to kick things off. John and The Elephants Memory Band rip through Chuck Berry´s Roll Over Beethoven continuing along in the same vein. They next tackle Jerry Lee Lewis with a medley of his numbers Whole Lotta Shakin´ and It´ll Be Me. Some never before aired out. Takes of radio spots fot the One To One concerts are next. Beatle John and Rolling Stone Mick introduce John´s back up band on the legendary Rolling Stones Rock´n Roll Circus (Eric Clapton, lead - Keith Richards, bass - Mitch Mitchell, drums - Lennon, rhythm). An instrumental jam by that line up is then performed. Buddy Holly´s influence on John is in evidence on the next songs of this collection. For starters we go back to 1958 and present the one of a kind acetate by the Quarrymen(John lead vocal) That´ll Be The Day unfortunately, only the beginning and ending of this track are available. But the least it´s presented here in the best quality and longest version to date.
The next group of songs(tracks 8-13) all originally made famous by Holly were performed live with acoustic guitar in The St. Regis Hotel in New York 1969.
But the real coup on this album is the soundtrack to the outtakes of John´ appearance in Bob Dylan´s film "Eat The Document". John only appears in the finished film for a few seconds, but all of the dialogue between himself and Bob that was filmed is presented here. You won´t here this stuff on the radio. Dylan is supressing it and will not allow it to be aired. He probably doesn´t like the part where you can hear him vomit. The two final tracks on the album are some of John´s Bob Dylan parodies.




  1. Roll Over Beethoven (2:29) (Berry)
  2. Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On (2:41) (Williams/David)
  3. It´ll Be Me (2:37) (Lewis)
  4. One To One Radio Spot Outtake (1:50)
  5. Introduction By Lennon And Jagger (0:52)
  6. Dirty Mac Jam (3:41) (Lennon, Richards, Clapton)
  7. That´ll Be The Day (1:05) (Holly/Allison)
  8. Rave On (1:13) (West/Tilghman/Petty)
  9. Not Fade Away (0:54) (Petty/Harding)
  10. Maybe Baby (1:54) (Petty/Holly)
  11. Heartbeat (1:11) (Montgomerry/Petty)
  12. Peggy Sue Got Married (1:13) (Holly)
  13. Peggy Sue (2:15) (Allison)
  14. Eat The Document (7:52)
  15. Lord, Take This Make Up Off Me (2:20) (Lennon)
  16. The News Of The Day (4:25) (Lennon)


    • Total playing time 39:31


Roll Over Beethoven (original text)
Berry

Well gonna write a little letter
Gonna mail it to my local D.J.
It's a rockin´ little record
I want my jockey to play
Roll over Beethoven
Gotta hear it again today

You know my temp´rature's risin´
And the jukebox blowin´ a fuse
My heart's beatin´ rhythm and my soul keeps a singin´ the blues
Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikowsky the news

I've gott a rockin´ pneumonia
I need a shot of rhythm and blues
I´m singin´the rollin´ arthritis
sittin´ at a rhythm rewiw
Roll over Beethoven
Rockin´ in two by two

Well if you're feelin´ like it
Get your lover and reel and rock it
Roll it over
And move on up just a trifle further
Then reel and rock it
Roll it over
Roll over Beethoven
Rockin´ in two by two
Well early in the mornin´
I'm givin´ you the warnin´
Don't you step on my blue suede shoes
Hey diddle diddle I'll play my fiddle
Ain't got nothin to lose
Roll over Beethoven
And tell Tchaikowsky the news

You know she wiggles like a glow-worm
Dances like a spinnin´ top
She's got a crazy partner
You oughta see´em reel and rock
As long as he got a dime
The music will never stop
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
Roll over Beethoven
And dig these rhythm and blues

Whole Lotta Shakin´Goin´On (original text)
Williams/David

Come over baby whole lot of shakin' goin' on
Yes I said come over baby baby you can't go wrong
We ain't faken it whole lot of shakin' goin' on
Well I said come over baby we got chicken in the boarder
Come over baby baby got move a little harder
We ain't faken it whole lot of shakin' goin' on
Well I said shake baby shake
I said shake baby shake
I said shake it baby shake it
I said shake baby shake
Come on over
Whole lot of shakin goin' on
Let´s go!

Well I said come over baby we got chicken in the barn hoose barn what barn my barn
Come over baby better got to move along
We ain't fake it whole lot of shakin' goin' on
Easy Now
Shake it
Shake it babe
You can shake one time for me
Well I said come over baby Whole lot of shakin' goin' on
Now lets get real low one time now Shake baby shake
All you gotta honey is kinda stand in one spot wiggle around just a little bit
Thats what you gotta do yeah
Oh babe whole lotta shakin' goin' on
Now let go one time

It´ll Be Me (original text)
Jerry Lee Lewis

If you hear somebody knockin' on your door
If you see something crawlin' across the floor
Baby it'll be me, and I'll be lookin' for you
If you see a head a-peepin' from a crawdad hole
If you see somebody climbin' up a telephone pole
Baby it'll be me, and I'll be lookin' for you

Gonna look on the mountains and in the deep blue sea
Gonna search all the forests and look in every tree
Well if you feel somethin' heavy on your fishing hook
If you see a funny face in your comic book
Baby it'll be me, and I'll be lookin' for you

If you hear a voice a-callin' out in the night
If you see somebody hangin' from a lamppost bright
Baby it'll be me, and I'll be lookin' for you
If you see somebody lookin' in all the cars
If you see a rocketship on its way to Mars
Baby it'll be me, and I'll be lookin' for you
Gonna look in the city where the lights are blue
Gonna search the countryside, all the haystacks too

Well if you see a new face on a totem pole
If you find a lump in your sugar bowl
Baby it'll be me, and I'll be lookin' for you

That´ll Be The Day (original text)
Holly/Allison

That'll be the day
When you say goodbye
That'll be the day
When you make me cry
You say you're gonna leave
You know it's a lie cause
That'll be the day when I die

Well you give me all your loving and your turtle-dovin'
All your hugs and kisses and your money too too
You know you love me baby
Until you tell me maybe
That someday well, I'll be through

That'll be the day
When you say goodbye
That'll be the day
When you make me cry
You think you're gonna leave
You know it's a lie cause
That'll be the day when I die

That'll be the day when I die

That'll be the day, that´ll be the day, that´ll be the day...

That'll be the day, that'll be the day, that'll be the day, that'll be the day

Rave On (original text)
West/Tilghman/Petty

The little things you say and do make me want to be with you
Rave on
It's a crazy feeling and I know it's got me reeling when you say "I love you"
Rave on

The way you dance and hold me tight the way you kiss and say goodnight
Rave on
It's a crazy feeling and I know it's got me reeling when you say "I love you"
Rave on
Well rave on - it's a crazy feeling and I know - it's got me reeling
I'm so glad that you're revealing your love for me
Rave on, rave on and tell me
Tell me - not to be lonely
Tell me - you love me only
Rave on to me

Not Fade Away (original text)
Petty/Harding

I'm gonna tell you how it's gonna be
You're gonna give your love to me
I wanna love you night and day
You know my love a-not fade away
Well you know my love not fade away
My love a-bigger than a cadillac
I try to show it and you drive a-me back
Your love for me a-got to be real
For you to know just how I feel
A love for real not fade away
I'm a-gonna tell you how it's gonna be
You're gonna give your love to me
A love to last a-more than one day
A love that's love - not fade away
A well, a-love that's love - not fade away

Maybe baby (original text)
Petty/Holly

Maybe baby
I'll have you
Maybe baby
You'll be true
Maybe baby
I'll have you for me

It's funny honey you don't care
You never listen to my prayer
Maybe baby you will love me someday
Well you are the one that makes me glad
And you are the one that makes me sad
When someday you want me
Well I'll be there
Wait and see

Heartbeat (original text)
Montgomerry/Petty

Heartbeat - why do you miss when my baby kisses me
Heartbeat - why does a love kiss stay in my memory
Piddle dee pat - I know that new love thrills me
I know that true love will be
Heartbeat - why do you miss when my baby kisses me
Heartbeat - why do you skip when my baby's lips meet mine
Heartbeat - why do you flip then give me a skip beat sign
Piddle dee pat - and sing to me love stories and bring to me love's glories

Heartbeat - why do you miss when my baby kisses me

Peggy Sue Got Married
Holly

Peggy Sue got married just of the day
Please don't tell - oh no no
Don't say that I told you so
Peggy Sue got married just of the day
Please don't tell - oh no no
Don't say that I told you so
Peggy Sue got married just of the day
Please don't tell - oh no no
Don't say that I told you so
Peggy Sue got married just of the day

Peggy Sue
Allison

If you knew Peggy Sue
Then you'd know why I feel blue
About Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Well I love you girl, and I want you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue
Oh my mind hard yens for you
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Well I love you girl and I want you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue, pretty pretty pretty pretty Peggy Sue
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Well I love you girl and I want you Peggy Sue

Peggy Sue, Peggy Sue, pretty pretty pretty pretty Peggy Sue
Oh Peggy, my Peggy Sue
Well I love you girl and I want you Peggy Sue

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