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Tomorrow Never Knows
Composer: John Lennon / Paul McCartney

Tomorrow Never Knows was performed live about a dozen times by the Grateful Dead between 1992 and 1994. The song was also performed by The Dead and Ratdog.

Tomorrow Never Knows is a John Lennon song. The released Beatles version was recorded on 6th April 1966. The working title was Mark 1. The published song title is said to come from a phrase Ringo Starr often used. Lennon said in a 1980 interview, "That's me in my Tibetan Book of the Dead period. I took one of Ringo's malapropisms as the title, to sort of take the edge off the heavy philosphical lyrics.".

Other Beatles songs named after Ringo-isms include Hard Days Night and Eight Days a Week.



Grateful Dead

info Dick's Picks, Vol. 27, 2003

The Dead

info Holmdel, NJ, June 24, 2003
info Austin, TX, July 4, 2003
info Ft Lauderdale, FL, July 29, 2003
info Wantagh, NY, August 9, 2003
info George, WA, September 21, 2003
info Morrison, CO, June 18, 2004
info Salt Lake City, UT, June 29, 2004
info East Troy, WI, July 24, 2004
info Holmdel, NJ, August 11, 2004
info Dead '09: Hartford, CT, April 26, 2009

Ratdog

info Raleigh NC: October 14, 2003
info Wilkes-Barre PA: October 21, 2003
info Toronto ON: October 29, 2003
info Pittsburgh PA: November 7, 2003
info Des Moines IA: November 13, 2003
info San Francisco CA, March 3, 2004
info Boise ID, March 12, 2004
info Syracuse NY, March 20, 2004
info Washington, March 30, 2004
info Madison WI, March 29, 2005
info Verona NY, April 8, 2005
info Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 2005
info St. Louis, MO, June 10, 2005
info Ocean City, MD, August 9, 2005
info Milwaukee, WI, October 25, 2005
info Atlanta, GA, November 15, 2005
info San Diego, CA, December 9, 2005
info Norfolk, VA, March 18, 2006
info Washington, DC, March 27, 2006
info Providence, RI, April 3, 2006
info Santa Margarita, CA, June 24, 2006
info Kansas City, MO, July 7, 2006
info Philadelphia, PA, July 11, 2006
info Ridgefield, CT, August 21, 2006
info St. Paul MN, October 22, 2006
info Buffalo NY, October 27, 2006
info Uncasville CT, November 9, 2006
info Boca Raton FL, November 18, 2006
info Anaheim CA, February 13, 2007
info New York NY, March 9, 2007
info Jim Thorpe PA, March 17, 2007
info Chicago IL, July 19, 2007
info San Diego CA, July 27, 2007
info Bushkill PA, August 18, 2007
info Westbury, NY, October 30, 2007
info Norfolk, VA, November 7, 2007
info Orlando FL, November 16, 2007
info St. Paul, MN, March 21, 2008
info New York, NY, April 4, 2008
info Hampton Beach, NH, May 31, 2008
info Boise, ID, June 23, 2008
info Las Vegas, NV, July 3, 2008
info Saratoga Springs, NY, August 19, 2008
info Clarkston, MI, August 27, 2008
info Westbury, NY, October 30, 2008
info Newark, NJ, November 12, 2008
info Negril, Jamaica, January 31, 2009
info Masontown, WV, July 10, 2009
info Spokane, WA, August 25, 2009
info Upper Darby, PA, October 17, 2009
info Negril, Jamaica, January 29, 2010
info Port Chester, NY, March 1, 2014
info Louisville, KY, March 12, 2014
info Madison, WI, June 12, 2014

 
Beatles

info Revolver, Beatles, 1966
no info Beatles Box Set, Beatles, 1988
info Anthology 2, The Beatles, 1996
info Love, The Beatles, 2006 (bass and drum parts only)

Other recordings

info Revolver Jazz, Don Randi Trio, 1966
info Tomorrow Never Knows, Steve Marcus, 1968
no info In Concert, Jimi Hendrix, 1972
info 801 Live, 801, 1976
no info Face Value, Phil Collins, 1981
no info Single (Tomorrow Never Knows / Indian Princess), Monsoon, 1982
no info Strange Times, The Chameleons, 1986
no info The First Chapter, The Mission, 1987
no info Single, Danielle Dax, 1990
no info Blast the Human Flower, Danielle Dax, 1990
no info Mono Stereo, Tater Totz, 1990
info The Lennon & McCartney Songbook, Various Artists (Monsoon), 1990
no info Process of Illumination, Magic Mushroom Band, 1990
no info Follow Our Trax, Vol. 5: Detour Over the Edge, Various Artists (Danielle Dax), 1990
no info Free Trade Hall Rehearsal, The Chameleons, 1993
no info Nine Songs of John Lennon, Collage, 1993
no info Tater Comes Alive, Tater Totz, 1993
info Come Together: Guitar Tribute to the Beatles, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Wayne Kramer), 1993
no info Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Mission), 1993
no info Desert Beatles, Various Artists (The Hoodwinks), 1993
no info This Island Earth, Mark Nine, 1994
no info Try on the Marshmallow Overcoat/Inner Groove, Marshmallow Overcoat, 1994
no info Shared Vision: Songs of the Beatles, Various Artists (Mission), 1994
no info The Event Horizon, Various Artists (Rocking Horse People), 1994
no info When Sanity Sleeps, Unholy Wives, 1994
no info Manzanera Collection, Phil Manzanera, 1995
info Salad Daze (The BBC Radio 1 Sessions), The Mission, 1995
no info Monsoon Featuring Sheila Chandra, Monsoon Featuring Sheila Chandra, 1995
no info Super Session, Jimi Hendrix, 1995
no info The Best of and the Rest of Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix, 1995
no info Come Together 2: A Guitar Tribute To The Beatles, Various Atists (Wayne Krantz), 1995
no info Beatlejuice: A Big Apple Tribute To The Beatles, Various Artists (Hunk), 1995
no info Alien Sleestacks from Brazil, Tater Totz, 1995
no info Oracle, Michael Hedges, 1996
no info Plastic Green Head, Trouble, 1996
info Raven, Dave Ellis, 1996
no info Free Inside, Laughing Sky, 1996
no info The Craft Soundtrack, Various Artists (Our Lady Peace), 1996
no info The Event Horizon, Various Artists (Rocking Horse People), 1996
no info Strawberry Fields, A Jazz Tribute, Various Artists (Dianne Reeves), 1996
no info And Your Bird Can Sing: A Collection of Beatles Interpretations, Various Artists (Monsoon), 1996
no info Love Ain't Nothin But a Business Goin' On, Junior Parker, 1997
no info Zen Guitar, Philip Toshio Sudo, 1997
info The Revolver Suite, Bozo Allegro, 1998
no info Golden Years 1969-1971, The Pink Fairies, 1998
info Psychedelic Souls, Wailing Souls, 1998
no info Funny How Time Slips Away, Junior Parker, 1998
no info Woke Up This Morning and Found Myself Dead, Jimi Hendrix, 1998
no info Live at Manchester University, Manzanera & 801, 1998
no info Monsoon, Monsoon, 1998
no info Jimi Hendrix Story, Jimi Hendrix, 1998
no info New York Session, Jimi Hendrix, 1998
no info Revolver: A New Spin, Ann Dyer & the No Good Time Fairies, 1999
no info Circus Days, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Mirage), 1999
no info Groove Maker, Jimi Hendrix, 1999
no info 801 Live, 801, 1999
info Mas Y Mas, Los Lobos, 2000
no info Steppin', Christy Baron, 2000
no info Com Plex, The Helio Sequence, 2000
no info Heterogene, In Between Blue, 2000
no info 19 Great Performances, Jimi Hendrix, 2000
no info Windham Hill Classics: Romance, Various Artists (Michael Hedges), 2000
no info Threaphurst Lane, A Witness, 2000
no info The Early Years, Jimi Hendrix, 2000
no info The Magic Collection, Jimi Hendrix, 2000
no info Another Bite of the Apple, Beatlejazz, 2001
no info EP, The Church of Rock and Roll Band, 2001
no info It's Spooky, Jade Fair & Daniel Johnston, 2001
no info Solar Activity: 1979-2001, Suns of Arqa, 2001
no info Count's Jam Band Reunion, Larry Coryell/Steve Smith/Steve Marcus, 2001
no info The Best of Jimi Hendrix, Jimi Hendrix, 2001
no info Windham Hill Classics: Matters of the Heart, Various Artists (Michael Hedges), 2001
no info Fire, Jimi Hendrix, 2001
no info Out Of the Past, Mark Doyle, 2001
no info Live Groove!, Scott Finch & The Blues O' Delics, 2001
no info Quiet Silence, Matt Jorgensen + 451, 2002
no info Come Together: An a Capella Tribute to the Beatles, Various Artists (Five O'Clock Shadow), 2002
no info FAB4EVER, Emanuel Santarromana, 2002
no info Platinum & Gold Collection, Michael Hedges, 2003
no info Pistol, The Punkles, 2003
no info Diamond Dave, David Lee Roth, 2003
no info Between the Seconds, Invert, 2003
no info Salve, Yogi, 2003
no info 451: The Sonarchy Session, Matt Jorgensen, 2003
no info Collide°scope, Living Colour, 2003
no info Shabda, Suns of Arqa, 2003
no info Tributey, Suns of Arqa, 2003
no info Purple Haze and Uranus Rock, Jimi Hendrix, 2003
no info Uh-Oh, Cowboy Mouth, 2003
info On The Road: July 26, 2003 San Francisco, CA, String Cheese Incident, 2004
no info Emiliano, Vol. 4, Various Artists (Jay Atwood & Susan MacCorkle), 2004
no info Platinum Collection, Phil Collins, 2004
info Beatles Regrooved, Various Artists (Jay Atwood & Susan MacCorkle), 2005
no info Ultimate 16: Pure Moods, Various Artists (Michael Hedges), 2005
info Why Don't We Do It In The Road, Various Artists (801), 2005
no info Roar of Southern Clouds, Pedro Aznar, 2006
no info The Beatles Gregorian Songbook: The Liverpool Manuscripts, Schola Musica, 2006
no info Tomorrow Never Knows: The Pop Sike World of the Mirage: Singles & Lost Sessions, The Mirage, 2006
no info Anthology: The Phonogram Years, The Mission UK, 2006
no info Children of Men Soundtrack, Various Artists (Junior Parker), 2006
no info Revolvah, Moglah, 2006
no info Bedtime for Bob-O, Hello Dali, 2006
no info Tomorrow Never Knows, Cat Designers, 2006
no info Fried Glass Onions: Memphis Rocks the Beatles, Vol. 3, Various Artists (Free World), 2006
no info Butchering the Beatles: A Headbashing Tribute, Various Artists, 2006
no info A Lounged out Homage to the Beatles, Giacomo Bondi, 2007
no info In the Om Zone, Steven Halpern, 2007
no info Legends in Music Collection, Jimi Hendrix, 2007
info Live At Soho, Trio Grande, 2007
no info Finland Freakout 1971, The Pink Fairies, 2008
info 801 Live (Collectors edition), 801, 2009

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