Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Anna (Go To Him)

AUTHORSHIP Arthur Alexander (1.00)
McCARTNEY: "There were groups that did Cliff and the Shadows. There was a group called the Blue Angels that sounded exactly like Roy Orbison; they were immaculate. The Remo Four did a lot of Chet Atkins stuff, with clever guitar picking. So we decided we couldn't keep up, we couldn't better any of them, we had to find our own identity. . . We looked for obscure rhythm and blues things: 'Anna' by Arthur Alexander [1962]." Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now

February 11, 1963, at Abbey Road

McCARTNEY: bass, backing vocal
LENNON: rhythm guitar, lead vocal
HARRISON: lead guitar, backing vocal
STARR: drums

Arthur Alexander's original recording was released as a single September 17, 1962, on Dot. It didn't crack the Top 40. The Long and Winding Road: An Intimate Guide to the Beatles

This song was part of the Beatles' live repertoire in 1962 and 1963. The Complete Beatles Chronicle

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