Polythene Pam

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"Polythene Pam"
Song by The Beatles

from the album Abbey Road

Released 26 September 1969
Recorded 25–30 July 1969
Genre Rock
Length 1:12
Label Apple Records
Writer Lennon/McCartney
Producer George Martin
Abbey Road track listing

"Polythene Pam" is a song written by John Lennon, credited to Lennon/McCartney, and performed by The Beatles on their album Abbey Road.

Background[change | change source]

The name 'Polythene Pam' came from the nickname of an early Beatles' fan from the Cavern Club days, named Pat Hodgett (now Dawson), who would often eat polythene.[1] She became known as 'Polythene Pat'.[1] She said in an interview, "I used to eat polythene all the time. I'd tie it in knots and then eat it. Sometimes I even used to burn it and then eat it when it got cold."[1]

Personnel[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Turner, Steve (2003). "Abbey Road". A Hard Day's Write (9 ed.). HarperResource. p. 196. ISBN 0-06-273698-1.