1. Thank you for this excellent historical research article on clarinets and “When I’m 64”! Hard to believe that no one has yet commented on this post. This clarinet.org site looks pretty good. Long live cylindrical-bore, single-reed wind instruments! Okay, I better go back to work now.

  2. Great, just lost a bet that there wasn’t a bass clarinet on the song. Cool that George, Ringo and co. would have heard the bass clarinetist when they were growing up, on the Goon Shows!! Full circle. Just reading Mike Mccartneys autobio. Tons of fun. Close family. Paul bought his Dad a race horse on his 62nd birthday; lots of stories. Nothing about clarinets though….

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