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" is a song John Lennon
John Winston Lennon, MBE was an English musician and singer-songwriter who rose to worldwide fame as one of the founding members of The Beatles, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music...
wrote (credited to Lennon–McCartney) for Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas while on holiday in Spain. Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas released their recording of the song in 1963
-Events:*January 1 – The Beatles start a 5-day tour in Scotland to support the release of their new single, "Love Me Do".*January 4 – At Cortina d'Ampezzo in Italy, Dalida receives a Juke Box Global Oscar for the year's most-played artist on juke boxes....
and it became their first #1 UK hit. Paul McCartney
Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE, Hon RAM, FRCM is an English musician, singer-songwriter and composer. Formerly of The Beatles and Wings , McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the "most successful musician and composer in popular music history", with 60 gold discs and sales of 100...
was present during the recording session at Abbey Road Studios
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. The single would be released in the USA
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the following year, and become a top-ten hit there, reaching number 9. It became the first Lennon/McCartney composition to reach the US Top 40 for an artist other than the Beatles
The Beatles were an English rock band, active throughout the 1960s and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Formed in Liverpool, by 1962 the group consisted of John Lennon , Paul McCartney , George Harrison and Ringo Starr...
Bootlegs exist of Lennon's original demo of the song, which was recorded on 31 May 1963.
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recorded a version of the song for the 2003 album Lost Songs of Lennon & McCartney
, new versions of seventeen Lennon/McCartney songs that were originally released by other artists. Lief Garrett also recorded a version of the song for his self titled debut album Leif Garrett
Leif Garrett is the debut studio album by American singer-actor Leif Garrett, released in 1977 by Atlantic. He recorded this album and released it at age 15.-Track listing:- Personnel :*Leif Garrett - vocals*Jay Graydon - guitars...
Recordings of "Bad to Me" as The Beatles may have performed it are available on the 1989 album by Bas Muys entitled Secret Songs: Lennon & McCartney
and on the 1998 release It's Four You
by the Australia
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n tribute band The Beatnix
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