Okay then….who played the sax for the song?
The song by the Beatles on the flip side of “Let it be” circa 1970 has always been a favorite of mine , but most likely most of you have never heard it and if you did and even if you claim to be a Beatle affectionado if you heard it you’d probably disagree that they are the artists. How do I know this? Well I have played it for folks and asked and I have hid it in a playlist in the operating room and set people up. Early into the list I entice some unsuspecting O.R. staff member to claim they are a “Big Beatles Fan.” The later when the song comes on I ask , “Who is this.” Only one time did someone get it and that person the next day gave me as a gift the actual 45. Here’s what happened:
So we are in the operating room about 5 years ago or so and the song comes on. I ask , “Who did this?” No one knows and then Brenda Smith who is about my age and from Lanett , Alabama initially says ,” Wait a minute. I know this.” She then says, “The Rolling Stones.” And then quickly says, ” No. It’s the Beatles.” ( I played football at LaGrange High and started my first game against Lanett.
Turns out Brenda grew up somewhere in Texas and worked in a record store in high school and was and still is a big fan of music and she remembered selling “Let it be” and in turn the song on the “B” side.
“I think I still have that 45,” she says. “Do you want it. I’ll give it to you if I can find it.”
“I’d love it,” I say. Not to be out done however I add, “Well what is the name of the song.”
And she knew it.
She brought me the 45 and I framed in such a way that you could hang it on either side and see the titles. I had Brenda’s name put on each side, “Donated by Brenda Smith.” We have a bit closer friends since then “kindred spirits” my mother would say. I have it in my office and see i everyday because it is over our water machine. I may move it to a more prominent position, maybe the waiting room or at the check out area in my office. A conversation piece….”So you are a Beatle fan you say,” as I am handing out samples of Viagra. “What is on the flip side of this record.” I could do it 15 times a day just like I do showing pictures of Penelope and asking, ” Isn’t her saliva pretty. I”d kiss her right where it makes that bubble near the stick in her mouth.
Brian Jones did the sax and was a Rolling Stones member at the time. (The picture they show is from a college here in Georgia. Georgia Southern in Statesboro, Georgia. Remember the song,”Statesboro blues” by the Almand Brothers Band. Georgia Southern was known for having a great baseball team year after year and being named one year one of the biggest “Party Schools” in the U.S.)