1248 I Wanna Know – Paddy, Klaus & Gibson (1965)

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Paddy, Klaus & Gibson with Brain Epstein.

I Wanna Know is the English version of the French song N’avoue Jamais. N’avoue Jamais was written by Guy Mardel and Franck Pourcel in 1965. It was first recorded by Guy Mardel in 1965. I Wanna Know was recorded by Paddy, Klaus & Gibson in 1965. It was released as their début single with I Tried on the B-side. Paddy, Klaus & Gibson were made up of Liverpudlian musicians, Paddy Chambers and Gibson Kemp, and German bassist Klaus Voormann. Gibson Kemp had previously been the drummer with Rory Storm And The Hurricanes and had replaced Ringo Starr in 1962. Klaus Voormann was a friend of The Beatles and went on to design the cover for their Revolver album in 1966. The group was managed by Brian Epstein.

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.

1096 Dr. Feel Good – Rory Storm And The Hurricanes (1963)

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Dr. Feel Good.

This song was written by Curtis Smith and was first recorded by Dr. Feelgood And The Interns. It was released as a single with Mr. Moonlight on the B-side in 1962. The song was part of Rory Storm And The Hurricanes’ repertoire and was sung by Rory Storm. Rory Storm And The Hurricanes recorded the song in 1963. It was released as their debut single with I Can Tell on the B-side. It was released on the Oriole label and failed to chart. The song has also been recorded by Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers and Johnny Kidd And The Pirates among others.

0892 Beautiful Dreamer – Tony Orlando (1962)

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Tony Orlando.

This song was written by Stephen Foster around 1862. It was published posthumously in 1864. The song has been recorded by Bing Crosby, Slim Whitman, and Roy Orbison among others. Gerry Goffin and Jack Keller wrote a doo-wop version for Tony Orlando in 1962. It was released as a single with The Loneliest on the B-side. The single was released in the UK in 1963. It became part of The Beatles’ repertoire and was sung by Paul. They recorded the song for BBC Radio in 1963. That version was released on their 2013 album On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2. The song was also part of Rory Storm And The Hurricanes’ repertoire was was sung by Lu Walters. A version was released in 1963 on the album This Is Merseybeat Volume 1. The song was also part of the repertoire of Merseybeat group The Searchers. A live version was released in 1963 on the album Twist Im Star-Club Hamburg. Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas recorded the song in 1963 and released it on their album Listen… The song has also been recorded by Liverpudlian comedian Ken Dodd.

Now Hear This : Beautiful Dreamer – Rory Storm And The Hurricanes (1963)
Beautiful Dreamer – The Searchers (1963)
Beautiful Dreamer – Billy J. Kramer And The Dakotas (1963)
Beautiful Dreamer – The Beatles (2013)

0822 I Can Tell – Bo Diddley (1962)

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I Can Tell.

Samuel Smith and Ellas McDaniel (Bo Diddley) wrote this song in 1962. It was first recorded by Bo Diddley that same year. It was released as the B-side to You Can’t Judge A Book By The Cover. The song has also been recorded by Johnny Kidd And The Pirates. Rory Storm And The Hurricanes covered the song in 1963 and released it as the B-side to Dr Feelgood. The song was also part of The Searchers’ repertoire. A live version recorded at The Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany was released in 1963 on the album “Sweets For My Sweet” – The Searchers At The Star-Club Hamburg (Live Recording).

Now Hear This : I Can Tell – Rory Storm And The Hurricanes (1963)
I Can Tell – The Searchers (1963)

0818 Green Onions – Booker T. & the M.G.’s (1962)

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Booker T. & The M.G.’s

This instrumental was written by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Lewie Steinberg and Al Jackson, Jr. It was first recorded by Booker T. & the M.G.’s in 1962. It was originally released as a the B-side to Behave Yourself. It was later changed to the A-side. It reached number number three on the Billboard chart. The song was also released on the album Green Onions. George Harrison bought a copy of the album while in America in September 1963. Green Onions was part of the repertoire of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes. It was one of the influences on The Beatles’ song 12-Bar Original which was recorded in 1965 and released in 1996 on the album Anthology 2. The Beatles also played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. The song has also been recorded by Bill Justis, The Surfaris, The Ventures, Georgie Fame, and King Curtis among others.

Now Hear This : 12-Bar Original – The Beatles (1996)

0796 Doctor Feel-Good – Dr. Feelgood And The Interns (1962)

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Dr. Feelgood And The Interns.

This song was written by Curtis Smith in 1962. It was first recorded by Dr.Feelgood and The Interns. It was released as a single with Mister Moonlight on the B-side. The song was part of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes’ repertoire. They recorded the song in 1963 and released it as a single. The song has also been recorded by Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers and Johnny Kidd and The Pirates.

Now Hear This : Dr. Feel Good – Rory Storm And The Hurricanes (1963)