0312 Raunchy – Bill Justis (1957)

Bill Justis.

Bill Justis.

This instrumental was written by Bill Justis and Sid Manker. Bill Justis recorded the song in 1957. The recording features Bill Justis on saxophone and Sid Manker on lead guitar. It reached number two on the Billboard chart and number one on the R&B chart. It has been covered by Duane Eddy and Bill Black. George Harrison could play the tune note perfect and played it for John Lennon in 1958 on the top deck of a bus. John was so impressed he asked George to join The Quarrymen. Paul, George and Ringo played the song during a jam session in 1994 while recording The Beatles Anthology.

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