The Beatles: Memphis, Tennessee


The fourth in the season of Beatles tracks taken from my Pop Go The Beatles tapes used on the 1994 album Live at the BBC, which I wrote about here. It was recorded on July 30, 1963.

Memphis, Tennessee (Live At The BBC For “Pop Go The Beatles” / 30th July, 1963) – YouTube

They performed it at their unsuccessful Decca audition on January 1, 1962.

Memphis, Tennessee – Decca Tapes, the Beatles – YouTube

By the time they performed it on Pop Go The Beatles they had improved a lot.

It was written by Chuck Berry who released it in 1959. It reached No 37 in the States. On release in Britain in 1963, it got to No 6.

Chuck Berry – Memphis, Tennessee (1959) – YouTube

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