Ring Of Fire was written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore. It was first recorded by Anita Carter in 1963. The song has also been recorded by Johnny Cash, Kitty Wells, and Jerry Lee Lewis among others. Eric Burdon & The Animals recorded the song in 1968. It was first released on their 1968 album Love Is. Ring Of Fire was also released as a single in the UK in 1969. The B-side was I’m An Animal. The single reached number thirty-five on the UK Singles chart. John Lennon was a fan of Eric Burdon & The Animals and he liked their version of Ring Of Fire.
This traditional folk song is sometimes called Rising Sun Blues. It dates from the 17th century and has some resemblance to the 16th century ballad The Unfortunate Rake. The Rising Sun Blues was first recorded in 1933 by Tom Clarence Ashley & Gwen Foster. Since then it has been recorded by Leadbelly, Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Nina Simone among others. The Animals recorded the song in 1964. It was released as a single with Talkin’ ‘bout You on the B-side. The single went to number one on the UK Singles chart and the Billboard chart. John Lennon sang the song during the rehearsals for Shindig in 1964.The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. It influenced their 1969 song I Want You (She’s So Heavy) from the album Abbey Road. The song also influenced part of the lyrics to John Lennon’s 1970 song Mother.
Now Hear This : I Want You (She’s So Heavy) – The Beatles (1969)
Mother – John Lennon (1970)
This song was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. It was recorded by The Animals in 1965. It was released as a single with I Can’t Believe It on the B-side. A different take of the song was released as a single in America. It reached number two on the UK Singles chart and number thirteen on the Billboard chart. John Lennon played the song during the Double Fantasy sessions in 1980.
This song was written and recorded by Sam Cooke in 1962. It was recorded by The Animals in 1965. It was released as a single with For Miss Caulker on the B-side. It reached number thirty-two on the Billboard chart and number seven on the UK Singles chart. John Lennon was a fan of The Animals and he had this single on his 1965 jukebox. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. John Lennon recorded the song as part of a medley with Send Me Some Lovin’ for his 1975 album Rock ‘n’ Roll. Paul McCartney recorded the song for his 1988 album Choba B CCCP. He recorded the song again in 2006 with George Benson and Al Jarreau for the album Givin’ It Up.
Now Hear This : Bring It On Home To Me/Send Me Some Lovin’ – John Lennon (1975)
Bring It On Home To Me – Paul McCartney (1988)
Bring It On Home To Me – George Benson & Al Jarreau (2006)
This album was the début album by The Animals. It was recorded in 1964 and released on the Columbia label in 1964. It contained twelve song including Story Of Bo Diddley, The Girl Can’t Help It, and Memphis. The album was released in America on the MGM Records label with a different tracklist. John Lennon was a fan of The Animals and owned a copy of the UK album.
1) Story Of Bo Diddley
2) Bury My Body
4) I’ve Been Around
5) I’m In Love Again
6) The Girl Can’t Help It
1) I’m Mad Again
2) She Said Yeah
3) Night Time Is The Right Time
5) Boom Boom
6) Around And Around
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.