Cry For A Shadow • Beatles UK single

UK vinyl single Cry For A Shadow b/w Why

‘Cry For A Shadow’ UK single – front cover
Front cover
‘Cry For A Shadow’ UK single – back cover
Back cover
‘Cry For A Shadow’ UK single – Polydor record label
Record label
  • Label: Polydor NH 52275 MONO
  • Released: 28th February 1964
  • Peak position:
    Record Retailer – Didn’t enter

In March 1962 German Polydor planned to follow up Tony Sheridan’s widely successful ‘My Bonnie’ single with ‘Why / Cry For A Shadow’ – two songs which involved The Beatles as a back-up band. But they chose to go with ‘Ich Lieb’ Dich So / Der Kiss-Me Song’ instead – two songs which didn’t involve the Beatles at all.

Their plans rapidly changed in the winter of 1963 when Beatlemania started sweeping the UK. And because the B-side was a Beatles-only track (ableit, just an instrumental) ‘Why’ was demoted to the flip.

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