2033 Tommy’s Holiday Camp – The Who (1969)

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Tommy.

Tommy’s Holiday Camp was written by Pete Townshend for the rock opera Tommy. It was first recorded by The Who in 1969 for their album Tommy. The album also included Pinball Wizard and Fiddle About. The album reached number two on the UK Album chart. In the musical the song is sung by the character Uncle Ernie. Ringo Starr played the part of Uncle Ernie during a performance of Tommy in 1972. The 1972 cast recording includes Ringo Starr’s version of Tommy’s Holiday Camp.

Now Hear This: Tommy’s Holiday Camp – Ringo Starr (1972)

2032 Fiddle About – The Who (1969)

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Ringo Starr and Pete Townshend.

This song was written by Pete Townshend for the rock opera Tommy. It was first recorded by The Who for their 1969 album Tommy. The album also included Pinball Wizard and Tommy’s Holiday Camp. The album reached number two on the UK Album chart. In the musical the song is sung by the character Uncle Ernie. Ringo Starr played the part of Uncle Ernie during a performance of Tommy in 1972. An album of the cast recording was released in 1972. It includes Ringo Starr’s version of Fiddle About.

Now Hear This: Fiddle About – Ringo Starr (1972)

1563 I Can See For Miles – The Who (1967)

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Pete Townshend and Paul McCartney.

This song was written by Pete Townshend in 1966. It was first recorded by The Who in 1967. It was released on their album The Who Sell Out. It was also released as a single with Someone’s Coming on the B-side. In America the B-side was Mary Anne With The Shaky Hand. The single reached number ten on the UK Singles chart and nine on the Billboard chart. A review of the song inspired Paul McCartney to write Helter Skelter.

Now Hear This : Helter Skelter – The Beatles (1968)

1485 A Quick One, While He’s Away – The Who (1966)

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Pete Townshend and John Lennon.

This song was written by Pete Townshend. It was first recorded by The Who in 1966. It was released on their second album A Quick One. The album reached number four on the UK Album chart. The song was part of The Who’s repertoire and they performed it live at The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus in 1968.That version was released in 1996 on the album The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus. John Lennon and Yoko Ono also performed at The Rolling Stones Rock And Roll Circus. John Lennon played part of the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.

Now Hear This : A Quick One, While He’s Away – The Who (1996)

1454 Boris The Spider – The Who (1966)

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Ringo Starr and John Entwistle.

This song was written by John Entwistle in 1966. It was first recorded by The Who for their album A Quick One. The song was performed by John Entwistle while with Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band. A live version was released in 1997 on the album Ringo Starr And His Third All-Starr Band Volume 1.

Now Hear This : Boris The Spider – Ringo Starr And His All Starr Band (1997)

0682 Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley (1961)

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Movie poster for Blue Hawaii.

This song was written by Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore and George David Weiss. The melody is based on the French love song Plaisir d’amour. Plaisir d’amour was written in 1784 by Jean-Paul-Egide Martini. It was recorded by Bert Kaempfert in 1960 and Joan Baez in 1961. Can’t Help Falling In Love was first recorded by Elvis Presley in 1961. His version was released as a single with Rock-A-Hula Baby on the B-side. It featured in his film Blue Hawaii and also appeared on the soundtrack album. The song has also been recorded by Perry Como, The Lennon Sisters, Doris Day and Patti Page. Lee Curtis and The All-Stars recorded the song in 1965 and their version was released on the album Star Club Show 3. Part of the song is used in The Who song Real Good Looking Boy. Zak Starkey plays drums on the song.

Now Hear This : Can’t Help Falling In Love – Lee Curtis And The All-Stars (1965)
Real Good Looking Boy – The Who (2004)