Motley Crue 1981 “Paperback Writer” Performance Unearthed
February 18, 2011
Never-before-seen footage from Motley Crue’s second concert has been unearthed to promote the Hard Rock/Heavy Metal themed auctions of eBay seller EliteWorks — search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZeliteworks.
On April 25, 1981 Motley Crue were opening for Y&T at The Starwood, and their manager at the time [Allan Coffman] hired Bell Piper to videotape the performance which featured the Crue’s unrecorded cover of the Beatles 1966 classic “Paperback Writer.” The song was dropped quickly thereafter and replaced with “Jailhouse Rock.”
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