Monday, January 23, 2006


AUTHORSHIP Luther Dixon (.5) and Wes Farrell (.5)
McCARTNEY: "Ringo used to sing 'Boys' [1960], another Shirelles number. It was so innocent. We just never even thought, 'Why is he singing about boys?' We loved the song. We loved the records so much that what it said was irrelevant, it was just the spirit, the sound, the feeling. The joy when you did that 'Bab shoo-wap, bab bab shoo wop'. That was the great fun of doing 'Boys'." Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now

February 11, 1963, at Abbey Road

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

Original recording artist: the Shirelles. Used as the B side of their big hit "Will You Love Me Tomorrow?" which was released November 7, 1960, it entered the Top 40 in December, and held the No. 1 position for two weeks. The Beatles Book of Lists and The Long and Winding Road: An Intimate Guide to the Beatles
This song was part of the Beatles' live repertoire from 1961 to 1964 (Pete Best sang lead until he was fired in August 1962). The Complete Beatles Chronicle

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