Thats according to former Beatles insider Tony Bramwell, author of a new book, Magical Mystery Tours: My Life With The Beatles (St. Martins Press).
He says Sinatra once recorded a version of his hit, The Lady Is A Tramp, featuring lyrics specially written for Ringo and his then-wife, Maureen, by the songs composer Sammy Cahn.
The recording was the first song pressed by the Beatles Apple label but never intended for release. Only one copy was made before the tape was destroyed and it was given to Maureen, who is now dead.
Bramwell doesnt know the whereabouts of the record but calls it the record collectors Holy Grail.
But thats not the only Beatles secret: Bramwell says the very first Beatles release was credited to the Beat Brothers because German record label execs thought the bands name sounded too much like peedles, a German slang word for the male sex organ.
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