Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"From Me To You" by The Beatles.

OK, more Fabdom: This '63 recording was The Beatles' 3rd single release and their first UK #1 hit, topping the charts for 7 weeks and charting for 21. The original release didn't fare well in the U.S. until Del Shannon covered it that same year, becoming the 1st Lennon McCartney composition to chart (#77) in this country. It then charted with "Thank You Girl" as its B-side. One of the very few songs that Paul and John actually co-wrote and it has no lead singer - a duet throughout. First song where Macca introduced is trademark "whoooo" falsetto which he copied from Little Richard. First song published by Northern Songs Unlimited. LAST song released under "McCartney/Lennon". McCartney: "The first time I thought we'd really made it, was when I was lying in bed one morning, and I heard a milkman whistling" this song.

Yesterday's answer: "River Deep, Mountain High" by Ike and Tina Turner. Old Ike must have been a joy to work with! Pia Toscano did a killer version on Idol this last season. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4KkMSkmx7sM

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