Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Hello Little Girl

AUTHORSHIP Lennon (1.00)
LENNON: "This was one of the first songs I ever finished. I was then about eighteen and we gave it to the Fourmost. I think it was the first song of my own that I ever attempted to do with the group." Beatles in Their Own Words

LENNON: "We were all excited, you know, Decca and all that. So we went down, and we met this Mike Smith guy, and we did all these numbers and we were terrified and nervous. You can hear it on the bootlegs. It starts off terrifying and gradually settles down. We were still together musically. You can hear it's primitive, you know, and it isn't recorded that well, but the power's there. It was the tracks that we were doing on stage in the dance halls. We then went back to Liverpool and waited and waited and then we found out that we hadn't been accepted. We really thought that was it. We thought that was the end." (January 1972) The Beatles Off the Record: Outrageous Opinions & Unrehearsed Interviews

McCARTNEY: "Unfortunately the words aren't too wonderful. They're a bit average, but the Fourmost were eager to have a hit and they were very good friends of ours. They were more of a comedy group, a really very funny cabaret act, and when it came to making a record and being serious on a TV show, they always laughed and giggled. They were always having such a laugh, it was very difficult for them. They just weren't the kind of guys who were going to get a major hit. I tried a few times." Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now

Recorded by the Fourmost on July 3, 1963, at Abbey Road.

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