The Beatles: Unreleased track found in a Birmingham loft drops today

The previously unheard Beatles track features Ringo Star on drums and George Harrison on guitar.

An unreleased Beatles track that was found in the loft of a Birmingham home is available from Thursday, with all proceeds going to charity.

It was unearthed at a 75-year-old’s home by a friend who was checking on him during the coronavirus lockdown.

The recording was played in front of a group of 100 lucky attendees at Liverpool Beatles Museum on Wednesday.

The unheard track, Radhe Shaam, was written and produced by broadcaster Suresh Joshi.

Mr Joshi was a close companion of George Harrison, who plays guitar in the song along with Ringo Star, who is on the drums.

The track also features Indian classical musician Aashish Khan.

The Beatles in Sheffield on December 8, 1965

It was recorded around the time that The Beatles were taking a break from working on Hey Jude in the studio in 1968.

Mr Joshi was telling stories of his musical past to close friend Deepak Pathak, who discovered the gem and sent it off to a music producer to restore and mix the tape.

The track has received rave reviews, with Liverpool Beatles Museum manager Paul Parry describing it as “absolutely amazing” and almost like bringing George Harrison “back to life.”

It received its first radio play on BBC Radio Merseyside and you can listen to the broadcast here.

The song was released on Thursday and all proceeds will be donated to charity.