The Lovely Linda is the first track from Paul McCartney's debut album, McCartney. It was the first song recorded for the album and served as a test for the new recording instruments installed in McCartney's home. At a short 43 seconds, the song served as a reply of sorts to the relationship of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Apparently, the song was supposed to be extended and that the original 43 second version was a "preview;" This official release never came.
Around five seconds into the song, an audible squeak can be heard. McCartney explains that Linda came in during recording. The song also ends with laughter.
- Paul McCartney - Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, hand percussion, laughter
- Linda McCartney - Unintended door squeak
- ↑ All You Needed Was Love: The Beatles After the Beatles, John Blake, 1989, page 89
- ↑ https://www.beatlesbible.com/people/paul-mccartney/songs/the-lovely-linda/