This is the second in the season of Beatles tracks taken from my tapes and used on the 1994 album Live at the BBC, which I wrote about here. https://am-records.com/2022/05/15/how-i-made-a-beatles-album-with-a-little-help-from-my-friends/
It was broadcast on Pop Go the Beatles on August 6, 1963.
This was the track I loved the most, but it was never broadcast again as far as I know. I recorded it on the 7in tape which I could not play on the small reel-to-reel machine which Alan bought from a Penge junk shop. In 1993, thirty years later, we took the tape to a colleague’s home where he had a larger reel-to-reel set-up. When it played perfectly I nearly wept. I still feel the Beatles made a mistake in eschewing all material but their own – certainly some of their own was brilliant, but they did some amazing versions of older tunes, and this is one.
It was written by a 19-year-old Phil Spector as To Know Him is to Love Him and released in 1958 by his group, the Teddy Bears. It reached No 1 in America and No 2 in the UK.
I think this is a live performance.