If you ever heard the rumor about Paul McCartney dropping an “F-Bomb” on The Beatles “Hey Jude” it is 100% true…
Here’s the story behind it.
In the book, “Here There & Everywhere”, John Lennon was quoted as saying,
“Paul hit a clunker on the piano and said a naughty word.”
John was the one who insisted they keep the expletive in the song but that they bury it in the background. Lennon got a kick out of the idea that nobody else would hear it, but “we’ll know it’s there.”
During the recording of the master take, Lennon shouted “Oh!” followed by McCartney saying “Fucking hell!” at 2:56 and 2:58, respectively, into the song.
This occurs after Lennon sings the background vocal under McCartney’s “remember to let her under your skin”.
Beware!!! Once you hear it you will never not notice it again… Listen close at around 2:57 after the “Oh!!!”