We didnt have anyone to record
"The Dawn of Correction," so we decided to do it
ourselves. I sang the lead and Dave and Ray backed me up.
We called ourselves The Spokesmen.
Soon after, I was
at EMI Studios on Abby Road, in Studio Two, where Paul McCartney
was doing a vocal overdub for George Martin for the Beatles'
song, "Maxwell Hammer." I was really interested
in seeing how Ringo's drums were set up and how they were
miked. I was introduced to Paul by the studio manager
in the hallway on Paul's way back from the "loo,"
and I mentioned that The Spokesmen had had a hit
with his song, "Michelle." Paul looked at
me kind of funny and said something like "Well, our version
did quite well, too," and immediately split. Later
I was asked by the Studio Manager to stop hanging around.
I thought that was a pretty funny story.
I also had the opportunity
to meet George Harrison during one of his sessions for his
own label, and when I mentioned to him that The Spokesmen
had had success with "Michelle," he was very
complimentary. "That's really cool" were his
words. That made me feel pretty good.