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Banjo in All You Need is Love

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danielcelano:
I think John Lennon played the banjo in All You Need is Love. I looked up in the multitracks of the song and it was on the drum track.

Hello Goodbye:
I'm pretty sure John Lennon played the banjo on All You Need is Love.  Here's the personnel:

John Lennon: vocals, harpsichord, banjo
Paul McCartney: vocals, bass, double bass
George Harrison: vocals, guitar, violin
Ringo Starr: drums
George Martin: piano
Sidney Sax, Patrick Halling, Eric Bowie, John Ronayne: violin
Lionel Ross, Jack Holmes: cello
Rex Morris, Don Honeywill: tenor saxophone
Stanley Woods, David Mason: trumpet
Evan Watkins, Harry Spain: trombone
Jack Emblow: accordion
Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull, Jane Asher, Mike McCartney, Pattie Harrison, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash, Keith Moon, Hunter Davies, Gary Leeds and more: chorus
Mike Vickers: conductor

(The Beatles Bible)


Welcome back, Daniel.  It's good to see you again.

danielcelano:
I'll send you the drum, bass, banjo and guitar version of All You Need is Love to let you know I'm right about the banjo in the song.

http://www.mediafire.com/?b6qsltob7h8t5z6

Hello Goodbye:
Julia taught John to play banjo when he was a teenager.  She gave him her banjo but it went missing in the late 1950s.  He tuned and strummed it like a guitar.

He's strumming chords on the banjo and it's isolated very clearly on the version you posted, Daniel.  Thank you.


In My Life:

--- Quote from: danielcelano on November 01, 2013, 07:47:48 PM ---I'll send you the drum, bass, banjo and guitar version of All You Need is Love to let you know I'm right about the banjo in the song.

http://www.mediafire.com/?b6qsltob7h8t5z6

--- End quote ---


You are right! That's neat, Daniel. Thanks for coming back and sharing that!

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