This song was written by Eric Burdon in 1964. It uses the tune of Bo Diddley, written and recorded by Bo Diddley in 1955. It was first recorded by The Animals in 1964. It was released on their début album The Animals. The song mentions The Beatles and uses lines from their song A Hard Day’s Night.The song mentions The Rolling Stones and uses lines from the Lennon-McCartney song I Wanna Be Your Man. The song also mentions The Merseybeats among others.