2246 Two Of Us – The Beatles (1970)

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Malaysian EP.

Two Of Us was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon/McCartney. The song was first recorded by The Beatles in 1969. An extract from the rehearsals was included on the Fly On The Wall disc included with the 2003 album Let It Be…Naked. An outtake recorded at Apple Studio in London in 1969 was released in 1996 on The Beatles’ album Anthology 3. An alternative take was released in 2003 on the album Let It Be…Naked. A version of the song was featured in the 1970 movie Let It Be.

Two Of Us was recorded by The Beatles at Apple Studio in 1969 and was produced by Phil Spector. It was first released on The Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be. Two Of Us was also released on the EP Let It Be in Malaysia in 1970. The EP also included Let It Be, The Long And Winding Road and I’ve Got A Feeling. The song has been performed live by Paul McCartney.

Now Hear This: Two Of Us – The Beatles (1996)
Two Of Us – The Beatles (2003)
Fly On The Wall – The Beatles (2003)

0580 Cathy’s Clown – The Everly Brothers (1960)

Phil and Dom Everly.

Phil and Don Everly.

Don Everly and Phil Everly wrote this song in 1960. They recorded it as The Everly Brothers that same year. They released it as a single with Always It’s You on the B-side. The single reached number one on both the Billboard chart and R&B chart. It also reached number one in the UK. The Beatles were big fans of The Everly Brothers. George Harrison saw them perform live at The Empire Theatre in April 1960.

This song became part of their repertoire and they played it during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. The Everly Brothers’ vocal style was an influence on John and Paul’s. This song was an influence on the vocal line in The Beatles’ song Please Please Me.  Paul says “take it Phil” in one take of The Beatles’ song Two Of Us (released on Anthology 3) and mentions “Phil and Don” in Wings’ song Let ‘Em In. The song was also part of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes’ repertoire and was sung by Lu Walters. A home recording made by them in 1960 was released in 2012 on the album Live At The Jive Hive March 1960.

Now Hear This : Please Please Me – The Beatles (1963)
Let ‘Em In – Wings (1976)
Two Of Us – The Beatles (1996)
Cathy’s Clown – Rory Storm And The Hurricanes (2012)