On some of the Beatles’ songs that were supposedly recorded “live” such as “Hey Jude”, “Let it Be”, and “The Long and Winding Road”, Paul is on the piano, but there is still a bass part, though it sounds inferior to Paul’s usual standard of bass playing.
- Was the bass overdubbed later?
- Was George or John playing the bass? Could it have been Ringo? Yoko?
- Was there a “session” bassist on the side. No one else is credited.
- Is Paul such a superb talent that he cal play a piano and bass simultaneously?
In the “Let It Be” footage I can’t tell if any Beatle has a bass during the song, however in “Two of Us” George seems to be playing “bass” parts on a guitar. Plus on the anthology CD I can barely make out a thudding bass in the background.
Also, while I can’t fit this in the title, who played bass for The Doors?