The Beatles -- ‘Everybodys Trying To Be My Baby’

Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (2.24)

George Harrison: Lead vocal, lead guitar; John Lennon: Acoustic guitar, tambourine; Paul McCartney: Bass guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

This was based on an old 1950s hit by Carl Perkins.

The original lyrics were much more risque than the Beatles’ version, which cut out all the references to “balling” and “squaling” and thinly-hidden groupie sex. In order to compensate, though, they decided to raise the original “nineteen women knocking on my door” to a much more impressive fifty. (Although, to be fair to Carl Perkins, there was only one of him whilst there were four Beatles.)

Interesting note: The Carl Perkins LP that this came from, ‘Teen Beat’, included two more songs that the Beatles covered in ’64 – ‘Matchbox’ and ‘Honey Don’t’.

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Hamburg recording Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (2.24)

George Harrison: Lead vocal, lead guitar; John Lennon: Rhythm guitar; Paul McCartney: Bass guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

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Radio recording Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (2.21)

George Harrison: Lead vocal, lead guitar; John Lennon: Rhythm guitar; Paul McCartney: Bass guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

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Live version Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby (2.45)

  • Credit: Perkins
  • ‘Anthology 2’ album First released in UK:
    Anthology 2 album – 18 Mar ’96
    ‘Anthology 2’ album First released in USA:
    Anthology 2 album – 19 Mar ’96
  • Recorded:
    15 Aug ’65 – Shea Stadium, New York, during their Second American Tour
  • Publisher: Knox Music Ltd.
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