Here’s Johnny

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When Paul Mccart­ney, Ringo and Ge­orge Har­ri­son were record­ing John Len­non’s song Free As A Bird back in 1995, they all sensed the play­ful pres­ence of the dead Bea­tles mem­ber with them in the stu­dio.

Paul said: ‘There were a lot of strange go­ings-on in the stu­dio - noises that shouldn’t have been there and equip­ment do­ing all man­ner of weird things.’

He also be­lieves that John ap­peared in the form of a white peacock. Mccart­ney, Ringo Starr and Ge­orge Har­ri­son were pos­ing for a pho­to­graph out­side the stu­dio when an ex­tremely white peacock wan­dered into the shot right at the last minute!

‘I said to the other guys, ‘That’s John!’ Spooky, eh? It was like John was hang­ing around. We felt that all the way through the record­ing.’

Later, Paul said that John made his pres­ence felt on the sin­gle. ‘We put one of those spoof back­wards record­ings on the end of the sin­gle for a laugh, to give all those Bea­tles nuts some­thing to do. I think it was the line of a Ge­orge Formby song. Then we were lis­ten­ing to the fin­ished sin­gle in the stu­dio one night, and it gets to the end, and it goes, ‘zzzwrk ngggg­waaahhh jooohn lenon qwwwrk.’ I swear to God. We were like, ‘It’s John. He likes it!’’

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