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Performances Song History


Music/Lyrics: Lennon/McCartney

Vocals: Instrumental

Original Artist: The Beatles

Original Album: The Beatles (a.k.a. The White Album) (1968)

Albums: Live Phish 13

Debut: 1994-10-31

Historian: Mark Toscano

Though it occupied its proper place at the 10/31/94 show as the eighteenth song on The Beatles’ White Album, this song was not actually played in its entirety. The ominously repeated main riff to this Lennon/McCartney tune served as the background music for the stage appearance of road manager Brad Sands, who (wearing Fishman’s dress) received a cake for his Halloween birthday.

Phish, "Birthday" – 10/31/94, Glens Falls, NY

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