2099 Good Night – Vera Lynn (1969)


Good Night.

Good Night was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by The Beatles in 1968. Vera Lynn recorded her version the same year. It was released as a single in 1969. The B-side was The Fool On The Hill.


2019 Amsterdam – John Ono Lennon & Yoko Ono Lennon (1969)


Wedding Album.

This Avant-garde piece was recorded by John Lennon and Yoko Ono in 1969. It was recorded at the Hilton Hotel in Amsterdam. The piece consists of clips from interviews, songs, and conversations recorded during and after John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s ‘Bed-In’ for peace in March 1969. The piece begins with an early version of a previously unreleased Yoko Ono song John, John, Let’s Hope For Peace. The song is followed by an interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, recorded in April 1969. The interview is followed by various sounds, interviews, and conversations recorded in Amsterdam in 1969. Unidentified Sitar music can be heard in the second half of the piece. Excerpts of the unreleased John Lennon songs Hair Peace and Goodbye Amsterdam Goodbye and the unreleased Yoko Ono song Grow Your Hair can be heard during the piece. John Lennon also sings a brief a cappella version of The Beatles’ 1968 song Good Night. The piece was released on John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 album Wedding Album which was credited to John Ono Lennon & Yoko Ono Lennon.

1790 Good Night – The Beatles (1968)


Ringo Starr.

Good Night was written by John Lennon but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was recorded at EMI Studios in 1968 and was produced by George Martin. Ringo Starr is the only member of The Beatles to feature on the recording. The recording features George Martin on celesta and The Mike Sammes Singers on backing vocals. An edit of the rehearsal and take 34 was released on The Beatles’ 1996 album Anthology 3. A short snippet of the recording sessions was used in Paul McCartney’s 2000 song Plastic Beetle from his album Liverpool Sound Collage.Good Night was first released on The Beatles’ 1968 album The Beatles. John Lennon sings a brief a cappella version of the song during the John Lennon and Yoko Ono Avant-garde piece Amsterdam from their 1969 album Wedding Album.

Now Hear This : Amsterdam – John Ono Lennon & Yoko Ono Lennon (1969)
Good Night (Rehearsal and Take 34) – The Beatles (1996)
Plastic Beetle – Paul McCartney (2000)

0850 Goodnight, Children, Everywhere – Ambrose And His Orchestra (1940)

goodnight children

Goodnight, Children, Everywhere.

This song was written by Gabriel Rogers and Harry Phillips and was recorded by Ambrose And His Orchestra in 1940. Vera Lynn sang the lead vocals. It was released as a single with In A 18th Century Drawing Room on the the B-side. The song has also ben recorded by Harry Roy And His Band.The end of The Beatles’ 1968 song Good Night paraphrases the song’s title.

Now Hear This : Good Night – The Beatles (1968)

0018 Rock-A-Bye Baby – Trad (1765)


Mother Goose’s Melody.

This lullaby dates back to 1765. The melody is a variant of the English ballad Lilliburlero. Lillibullero dated from the time of the English Civil War (1642-1651). The lyrics were published as Hush-A-Baby Baby in Mother Goose’s Melody in 1765. The song became Rock-A-Bye Baby in 1805. That version was first published in Songs for the Nursery.  The song is played briefly during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.