The Moody Blues with The Beatles.
This song was written by Larry Banks and Milton Bennett in 1962. It was first recorded by Bessie Banks in 1964. The Moody Blues covered the song the same year. The recording features Denny Laine on guitar and lead vocals. It was released as a single with It’s Easy Child on the B-side. In America the B-side was Lose Your Money. It reached number one on the UK Singles chart and number ten on the Billboard chart in 1965. The Moody Blues were one of the support acts on The Beatles’ 1965 UK Tour. This was their biggest hit at the time. Their other hits included I Don’t Want To Go On Without You, From The Bottom Of My Heart, and Everyday. Billy Preston covered the song for his album The Apple Of Their Eye in 1965. Go Now became part of Wings’ repertoire and was sung by Denny Laine. A live version was released in 1976 on the album Wings Over America. Denny Laine recorded the song for his album Japanese Tears in 1980. He re-recorded the song in 1996 for his album Wings At The Sound Of Denny Laine.
Now Hear This : Go Now – Billy Preston (1965)
Go Now – Wings (1976)
Go Now – Denny Laine (1980)
Go Now – Denny Laine (1996)
The Beatles with Billy J. Kramer and The Dakotas.
This song was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas in 1964. It was recorded at EMI Studios and produced by George Martin. John Lennon and Paul McCartney attended the session and Paul can be heard at the end of the song. The song was released as a single with Second To None on the B-side. It reached number ten on the UK Singles chart. In America the song was released with I’ll Be On My Way on the B-side. It reached number twenty-three on the Billboad chart.
Paul McCartney and Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon.
This song was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by Peter & Gordon in 1964. It was released as a single with If I Were You on the B-side. It reached number one on the Billboard chart and the UK Singles chart. Peter & Gordon performed the song on the TV Special The Music of Lennon and McCartney in 1965. A demo version recorded by Paul McCartney in 1964 has never been released. The song has also been recorded by Del Shannon, Terry Black, and The Supremes among others.
Bob Dylan and George Harrison.
This song was written and recorded by Bob Dylan in 1964. The song was released on Bob Dylan’s 1964 album Another Side Of Bob Dylan. It has also been recorded by Johnny Cash, Joan Baez, The Silkie, and The Turtles amomg others. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.
This song was written by Sonny Boy Williamson and was first recorded by him in 1937 under the title Good Morning, School Girl. Since then it has been recorded by Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Rod Stewart, and The Grateful Dead among others. The Yardbirds recorded the song in 1964 and released it as a single. The B-side was I Ain’t Got You. It reached number forty-four on the UK Singles chart. The Yardbirds were one of the support acts on Another Beatles Christmas Show in 1964/65. This was their biggest hit at the time. A live version was released on their album Five Live Yardbirds in 1964. That version features lead vocals by Eric Clapton.
Now Hear This : Good Morning Little School Girl [live version] – The Yardbirds (1964)
The Mike Cotton Sound.
Mike Cotton wrote this song and it was recorded by The Mike Cotton Sound in 1964. It was released as a single with Beau Dubley on the B-side. The Mike Cotton Sound were one of the support acts on Another Beatles Christmas Show in 1964/1965. This was their latest single at the time. The Mike Cotton Jazzmen had previously had a hit with Swing That Hammer.
Paul with his copy of Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um – The Best Of Major Lance.
This compilation album was made up of songs recorded by Major Lance between 1963 and 1964. It was released on the Okeh label in 1964. It contained twelve tracks including Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um , Hey Little Girl and The Monkey Time. Paul McCartney owned a copy of the album in 1964.
1) Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um
2) Hey Little Girl
3) Gypsy Woman
4) Gotta Right To Cry
5) Little Miss Love
6) That’s What Mama Say
1) The Monkey Time
2) It’s All Right
3) Mama Didn’t Know
4) Think Nothing About It
5) You’ll Want Me Back
6) I’m The One