I was browsing through the new Life issue on the Rolling Stones' 50th anniversary and they had a section of photos I'd never seen before, showing Paul McCartney at a Marianne Faithfull recording session produced by Jagger, in order to help provide backing vocals on a song. The caption said the year was 1966 but from the hairstyles of McCartney and Jagger, I'd say it was around May/June 1967. Has anyone seen this issue, or these photos? Did anyone (besides the all-knowing N.Parkinson, that is) know that McCartney had attended this recording session?
I wonder if the song can be pinpointed...Faithfull's only releases in '67 were the album "Love In A Mist" (whose Feb release date would predate my guess for the time of the session in the photos), plus the single "Is This What I Get For Loving You?" (also February, plus the backing vocals are female)--and her next release wasn't until Feb of '69 with the quickly withdrawn "Something Better" (recorded Jul '68)/Sister Morphine (recorded late '68). So I can only guess that McCartney contributed to a recording session for a song that was shelved...anyone got any ideas?
There seemed to be quite a bit of back and forth between the Beatles and Stones in '67, especially the spring/summer period, with Mick and Keith on "All You Need Is Love", John and Paul on "We Love You", Brian Jones on "You Know My Name", and now McCartney on a Marianne Faithfull song. And of course each references the other band on the "Pepper" and "Satanic" covers.
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