Monday 11 Feb 2013 Abbey Road Studios
Audio & Video
The Merseybeats & Friends talk to Jo Whiley
Five Facts about Boys
- Another of the R'n'B covers. "Boys", was originally recorded by The Shirelles. Incredibly a 2nd cover by The Shirelles; "Baby It's You" also made the album (Graham Coxon is doing this at 9.55pm)
- Boys was Ringo's first ever recorded lead vocal for The Beatles.
- It was recorded for the album in 1 take.
- The sleeve notes by Tony Barrow described it as "A fast rocker"
- It was a staple of The Beatles live set between 1961 and 1964. A drummers number. Pete Best used to perform it during their Hamburg residencies.