Sweet Little Sixteen was written and recorded by Chuck Berry in 1958. Eddie Cochran performed the song when he appeared on the TV show Boy Meets Girls in February 1960. That version was released in 1972 on the album On The Air. Both John Lennon and George Harrison saw Eddie Cochran perform live at the Liverpool Empire in March 1960. Among his repertoire was Sweet Little Sixteen. The song was added to The Beatles’ repertoire and they used the same arrangement as Eddie Cochran. A live version recorded in 1962 was released on their 1977 album Live! At The Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962. They also recorded a version for BBC radio in 1963 which was released on Live At The BBC in 1994. John Lennon also recorded a version of Sweet Little Sixteen for his 1975 album Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Now Hear This : Sweet Little Sixteen – John Lennon (1975)
Sweet Little Sixteen – The Beatles (1977)
Sweet Little Sixteen – The Beatles (1994)