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    Find out how the lyrics to Polythene Pan from the beatles Abbey Road album came to be written.

    Beatles Album: Abbey Road : Track 12

    Year: 1969

    Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney

    Length: 1.13


    The Polythene Pam lyrics , though part of Paul's medley, were wrote by John. They refer to the groupies who used to hang about the Beatles and how they dressed and behaved.

    Polythene song grabs inspiration from two main people; Pat Dawson and a girl he met in the guernsey. Pat was a groupie in their early days and was known as polythene pat because she always ate polythene bags.

    The guernsey girl was into sex whilst dresses in nothing but polythene; this inspired John to dress up in polythene bags himself for a night of passion along with a couple of friends;. At the time of the incident (1960) the Beatles were first experimenting with drugs and were good friends with Royston Ellis who introduced them to Benzedrine.

    Individual Beatles role on Polythene Pam

    John Lennon: Lead Vocals, Lead guitar, Acoustic guitar

    Paul McCartney: Harmony Vocals, Bass guitar, Lead guitar

    George Harrison: Rhythm guitar, Tambourine

    Ringo Starr: Drums, Maraccas

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