1150 I Call Your Name – The Beatles (1964)


German single.

This song was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas in 1963. It was recorded by The Beatles in 1964. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. It was first released in 1964 on the American album The Beatles’ Second Album. In the UK it was released on the EP Long Tall Sally. The EP reached number one on the UK EP Chart. The EP also including Long Tall Sally, Slow Down, and Matchbox. I Call Your Name was also released as the B-side to Long Tall Sally in Germany in 1964. The Beatles recorded the song for BBC Radio in 1964 but  that version has never been released. Ringo Starr performed the song live in 1990 with a group that included Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh and Jim Keiltner. The performance was filmed and shown at Lennon A Tribute in Liverpool. Outtakes from the recording sessions were used in Paul McCartney’s 2000 song Plastic Beetle from his album Liverpool Sound Collage. 

Now Hear This : Plastic Beetle – Paul McCartney (2000)


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