Giggling Fab 4 Tape Discovered

Surprise song session recording to be auctioned off
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2008 8:51 AM CDT
Giggling Fab 4 Tape Discovered
The rock group, The Beatles, are shown in 1967. From left, are: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.    (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A 1964 recording of the Beatles laughing too hard to finish a song is to be auctioned, reports the Daily Telegraph. The 30-minute tape captures the Fab Four repeatedly breaking down in giggling fits while trying to record the ballad "I'll Follow The Sun." The comical history tour is expected to fetch at least $20,000.

"When you listen to the recording it makes your skin tingle," the auctioneer said. "It's from a period of time when the Beatles were still friends, it's early Beatles. You can hear John, Paul and Ringo having a joke and a laugh together. It's a real collector's piece." (Read more Beatles stories.)

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