Friday, November 26, 2010

"How Do You Do It?"

"How Do You Do It?" was the debut single by Liverpudlian band Gerry & The Pacemakers. The song was number one in the UK Singles Chart on 11 April, 1963, where it stayed for a total of three weeks.

The song was written by Mitch Murray. Adam Faith had been offered the song but turned it down and The Beatles recorded a version of it, which was not released until it appeared on the group's retrospective "Anthology 1" album in 1995.

Gerry & The Pacemakers' version was produced by George Martin and became a number one hit in the UK, until being replaced at the top by "From Me to You," The Beatles' third single.

The song was also title song to an E.P. 7" record featuring the songs: "How Do You Do It?"; "Away From You"; "I Like It" and "It's Happened To Me" (Columbia SEG8257, released July 1963).

Single by Gerry & The Pacemakers
B-side: "Away from You" (Marsden-Chadwick)
Released: March 1963
Format: 7"
Recorded: 1963 Flag of England
Genre: Merseybeat, Beat, Pop
Length: 1:59
Label: Columbia DB4987 (EMI), Laurie 3162 (USA)
Writer: Mitch Murray
Producer: George Martin


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