The Masked Marauders (John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger and Bob Dylan) — “I Can’t Get No Nookie”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — April 1, 2023


782) The Masked Marauders (John Lennon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Bob Dylan) — “I Can’t Get No Nookie”

Before there were the Travelling Wilburys, there were the Masked Marauders. The supergroup included future Wilburys George Harrison and Bob Dylan, plus John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger.

From the MM’s ’69 album, I feature “I Can’t Get No Nookie” — “Jagger’s new instant classic”. (T.M. Christian,

As T.M. Christian writes in the liner notes:

“Only once in a lifetime does an album like this appear. Only once in a millennium does it become possible at all. But like the return of Hegel’s Comet every 738 years or the coming of the fresh leaves in the icy breath of spring, it was inevitable. It had to happen. In a world shrouded in the pitch darkness of war and political strife, The Masked Marauders stand as a luminescent flashbulb of truth exploding before our eyes. . . . [W]hen the gods meet and pool their talents, even if only for a few brief hours, the result is certain to be a monument to creativity itself. . . . Sly critics, of course, will continue to scoff. From their flimsy tin thrones of journalistic cynicism they will continue to exclaim “It’s all a shuck” and “What can you expect from prima donnas who’ve never even rehearsed together?” But truly devout rock listeners will not be swayed by such bitterness. They know a super session when they hear one. . . . Leading experts now estimate that the music business is currently 90% hype and 10% bullshit. The Masked Marauders, bless their hearts, have gone far beyond that. Their music needs no hype. It transcends the very essence of the bullshit for which the public pays millions each year. Do not be fooled by gossip and idle rumors. In a world of sham, The Masked Marauders are truly the genuine article.

Christian also wrote a review in Rolling Stone on October 18, 1969:

[T]he Masked Mauraud­ers’ two-record set may evoke . . . cries of “No, no, it can’t be true” in others. But yes, yes it is—a treasured, oft-xeroxed sheet of credits (which, for obvious contractual reasons, will not be reproduced on the album), and the unmistakable vocals make it clear that this is indeed what it appears to be: John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Bob Dylan, backed by George Harrison and a drummer as yet unnamed—the “Masked Maurauders.” Produced by Al Kooper, the album was recorded with impeccable secrecy in a small town near the site of the original Hudson Bay Colony in Canada.

For more information on the MM, check out,, and this rockumentary:

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