Both the Telegraph and the Times, in belated obituaries of the influential London concertmaster Hugh Maguire, maintain that he used to say he played backing uncredited on the Beatles’ valedictory album.
It’s perfectly possible that he did. But there are session lists available and our Beatles’ experts know them by heart.
So can we have clarity here, please? Did Hugh play Hey Jude? And which other London musos were in on the gig?