Big name Beatle Paul McCartney says that before the unfolding of mobile recording, songs he’d written with Lennon had often vanished the next day. He told London’s Evening Standard that recording devices have ‘changed the songwriting process’ and that gone are the days that ‘if the next morning you couldn’t remember it – it was gone. There must have been dozens lost this way.’
On the other hand, an affirmative McCartney also attributes the memory loss as being instrumental in needing to write better songs because if they weren’t memorable, they’d slip through the cracks.
If only we could forget some of Macca’s work…
[via The Guardian