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Thread #23567   Message #262470
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
21-Jul-00 - 09:26 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Turn, Turn, Turn (Pete Seeger)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Song Turn, Turn, Turn by Beatles
Actually,Marcellin is right, there were no Byrds. It was just another elaborate practical joke perpetrated by John Lennon. He and McCartney had just had a hit called Michelle under the pseudonym David and Jonathan, and thought it would "shove a sapling up the Queen's knickers" to write and perform music as an "American" pop group. This was right before Paul died and was replaced by a 23 year old milkman from Wrexham.

There was also no Pete Seeger, but that's another story...