1515 Yesterday – Nancy Wilson (1966)

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Nancy Wilson.

Yesterday was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1965. Nancy Wilson recorded the song in 1966. It was released on her album A Touch Of Today. The album also included a version of And I Love Her, recorded as And I Love Him.

1306 Yesterday – Marianne Faithfull (1965)

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Marianne Faithfull and Paul McCartney.

This song was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1965. It was recorded by Marianne Faithfull the same year. Her version was recorded at Decca Studios and was produced by Paul McCartney and Mike Leander. It was released as a single with Oh Look Around You on the B-side. It reached number thirty-six on the UK Singles chart. Marianne Faithfull performed the song on the 1965 TV special The Music Of Lennon And McCartney.

1179 I Should Have Known Better – George Martin And His Orchestra (1964)

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I Should Have Known Better.

This song was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1964. George Martin And His Orchestra recorded an instrumental version of the song in 1964. It was released on the American soundtrack album A Hard Day’s Night in 1964. In America it was released as the B-side to A Hard Day’s Night. The song was used in The Beatles’ 1964 movie A Hard Day’s Night.

1105 Story Of Bo Diddley – The Animals (1964)

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The Animals.

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.

1102 Can I Get A Witness – Steve Aldo (1964)

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The Griff Parry Five with Steve Aldo.

This song was written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. It was first recorded by Marvin Gaye in 1963. The song has also been recorded by The Rolling Stones, Dusty Springfield, Lulu, and Stevie Wonder among others. Liverpudlian singer Steve Aldo recorded the song in 1964. Merseybeat group The Griff Parry Five backed Steve Aldo on the recording. It was released as a single with Baby What You Want Me To Do on the B-side. Steve Aldo was a support act on Another Beatles Christmas Show in 1964/65. This was his latest single at the time.

1097 America – Rory Storm And The Hurricanes (1964)

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Rory Storm And The Hurricanes.

Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim wrote this song for the 1957 musical West Side Story. It was recorded by Rory Storm And The Hurricanes in 1964. It was recorded at IBC Studios and was produced by Brian Epstein. Ringo Starr plays percussion and sings backing vocals on the recording. America was released as a single on the Parlophone label with Since You Broke My Heart on the B-side. It failed to chart.