In a brief phone interview Friday, Peter Asher told Beatles Examiner the story of how the Paul McCartney “World Without Love” demo that he'll premiere this weekend in his shows at the Iridium was discovered.
"I was just trying to sort out some stuff and various old boxes of files and a box containing a bunch of DAT tapes. What I realized some were old reel-to-reel tapes. I'd transferred the analog tapes to DAT. There were various things from that era, some radio shows I'd recorded,” he said.
“And then I remembered he had made a quick tape on my machine to make sure I had the melody (of 'World Without Love'). It's literally about 20 seconds long, one verse.
“I'm not planning to do anything with it, just play it in my show," he said.
Peter & Gordon recorded three compositions in 1964 by Paul McCartney that were credited to Lennon-McCartney. “World Without Love” was the first, followed by “Nobody I Know” and “I Don't Want To See You Again.” The duo later recorded another McCartney composition, "Woman," which was originally credited to Bernard Webb.
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