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11 Feb 2013, Abbey Road Studios
The Merseybeats and Friends
The Merseybeats and Friends
Monday 11 Feb 2013 Abbey Road Studios
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.

- 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.

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