0910 You’ll Never Walk Alone – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1963)

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Gerry Marsden, George Martin and George Harrison.

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein wrote this song in 1945 for the musical Carousel. The song was part of Gerry And The Pacemakers’ repertoire. They recorded the song at EMI Studios in 1963 and released it as a single. The B-side was It’s All Right. It was produced by George Martin and reached number one on the UK Singles chart. Gerry And The Pacemakers were managed by Brian Epstein and toured with The Beatles in 1963.

The song has also been recorded by Ray Charles, The Righteous Brothers, Dionne Warwick, and Elvis Presley among others.  The song was recorded by The Crowd in 1985. The Crowd included Gerry Marsden, Denny Laine, and Zak Starkey among others.

Now Hear This : You’ll Never Walk Alone – The Crowd (1985)

0909 I Like It – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1963)

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The Beatles with Gerry And The Pacemakers and Roy Robison.

I Like It was written by Mitch Murray and was first recorded by Gerry And The Pacemakers at EMI Studios in 1963. Gerry And The Pacemakers were on the Roy Orbison tour with The Beatles in 1963. I Like It was released as a single during the tour. The B-side was It Happened To Me. Gerry And The Pacemakers were managed by Brian Epstein and this song was produced by George Martin. It went to number one on the UK Singles chart. In America it was released in 1964 and reached number seventeen on the Billboard Chart.

0908 How Do You Do It? – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1963)

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Gerry And The Pacemakers with a copy of How Do You Do It and John, Paul, and George with a copy of From Me To You.

This song was written by Mitch Murray and was first recorded by The Beatles in 1962. Their version wasn’t released until 1995 on their album Anthology 1. Merseybeat group Gerry And The Pacemakers recorded their version in 1963. Gerry And The Pacemakers were managed by Brian Epstein and this song was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. It was released as their debut single with Away From You on the B-side. It reached number one on the UK Singles Chart. The single was released in America in 1964 and went to number nine on the Billboard Chart. Gerry And The Pacemakers were on the Roy Orbison tour with The Beatles in 1963. This was their biggest single at the time. Paul McCartney sang a few lines from the song during an interview in 2016.

Now Hear This : How Do You Do It? – The Beatles (1995)

0780 If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody – James Ray (1962)

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If You Gotta Make A Fool Of Somebody.

This song was written by Rudy Clark. It was first recorded by James Ray in 1962. It was released as a single with It’s Been A Drag on the B-side. It reached number ten on the R&B Chart and number twenty-two on the Billboard Chart. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by John. It was also part of the repertoires of The Big Three and Gerry And The Pacemakers. The single was on John Lennon’s 1965 jukebox. The song has also been recorded by Brian Poole And The Tremeloes, Freddie And The Dreamers and Aretha Franklin.

0764 Where Have You Been All My Life – Arthur Alexander (1962)

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Arthur Alexander.

This song was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. It was first recorded by Arthur Alexander in 1962. It was released as a single with Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms) on the B-side. It reached number fifty-eight on the Billboard chart. Gerry And The Pacemakers covered the song in 1963 and released it on their album How Do You Like It? The Searchers covered the song in 1964 and their version was released on the album It’s The Searchers. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by John. A live version was recorded in 1962. It was released in 1977 on the US version of Live! At The Star-Club In Hamburg, Germany; 1962. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

Now Hear This : Where Have You Been? – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1963)
Where Have You Been? — The Searchers (1964)
Where Have You Been (All My Life) – The Beatles (1977)

0754 Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) – Roy Orbison (1962)

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Roy Orbison.

Cindy Walker wrote this song in 1962. It was first recorded by Roy Orbison and released as a single with The Actress on the B-side. It reached number two on the UK Singles chart and number four on the Billboard chart. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by Paul. The Beatles recorded the song for BBC Radio in 1962. The recording remains unreleased.  The song was also part of Gerry And The Pacemakers’ repertoire. It has also been recorded by Bruce Channel, The Marvelettes, Brian Poole and The Tremeloes and Del Shannon.

0675 A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – Arthur Alexander (1961)

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Arthur Alexander.

Terry Thompson wrote this song and it was first recorded by Arthur Alexander in 1961. It was first released as a single in America in 1961. It wasn’t released in the UK until 1962. It was the B-side to You Better Move On. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by John. The Beatles recorded the song for BBC radio. One version was released in 1994 on the album Live At The BBC. Another version was released in 2013 on the album The Beatles Bootleg Recordings 1963 . They also played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. Gerry And The Pacemakers recorded the song in 1963. Their version was released on the album How Do You Like It? Cilla Black recorded the song in 1963 at Abbey Road Studios. Her version was released in 1997 on the album The Abbey Road Decade: 1963-1973.

Now Hear This : A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – Gerry And The Pacemakers (1963)
A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – The Beatles (1994)
A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – Cilla Black (1997)
A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues – The Beatles (2013)