The Beatles -- ‘From Me To You’

From Me To You (1.57)

John Lennon: Lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica; Paul McCartney: Lead vocal, bass guitar; George Harrison: Harmony vocal, lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

The Beatles recording ‘From Me To You’Recording ‘From Me To You’ – 5 Mar ’63

The Beatles wrote this on a coach to Shrewsbury whilst they were touring with Helen Shapiro. They nicked the title line from the NME letters page which was called ‘From You To Us’.

Kenny Lynch was also on the tour and remembers them singing the ‘Oooohs’ at the back of the coach: “You can’t do that,’ he said. ‘You’ll sound like a bunch of fairies!” Roger Greenaway recalled “John and Paul were sitting at the back of the coach and Kenny Lynch, who fancied himself as a songwriter at this time, sauntered up to the back of the coach and decided he would help them write a song. After a period of about half-an-hour had elapsed and nothing seemed to be coming from the back, Kenny rushed to the front of the coach and shouted, ‘Well, that’s it. I am not going to write any more of that …

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John Lennon: Lead vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica; Paul McCartney: Lead vocal, bass guitar; George Harrison: Lead guitar; Ringo Starr: Drums;

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