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12 Hours to Please Me, Ian Broudie


11 Feb 2013
Abbey Road Studios

Five Facts about Do You Want To Know A Secret

- This was written by Lennon to give George Harrison a solo-spot. Lennon said later; "it only had three notes and he wasn't the best singer in the world", but added "he has improved a lot since then."

- It made #1 in the States but not until 1981 when it featured as part of the Stars on 45 medley.

- It of course made #2 in the UK, later on in 1963, when it was covered by Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas.

- Lennon claims to have made the demo for the song whilst sitting in a lavatory in Hamburg nightclub.

- They did 8 takes in the afternoon recording session between 2.30pm and 6pm.

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