Songs The Beatles Covered and Songs They Gave Away
This is the story of the songs that influenced The Beatles – songs by Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, and Little Richard that they used in their live shows. This is the story of the hits written by other songwriters that they recorded in their studio. It is the story of the songs they wrote for other performers, alongside a selection of The Beatles songs other performers chose to record.
Author Brian Southall, a long-standing EMI executive, delivers a unique insight into what The Beatles played live and which of these songs made their way into studio sessions. This fascinating book also looks at the songs The Beatles wrote for other artists – many of which they never released on record themselves. Finally, the book takes a look at some of the more notable cover versions of The Beatles songbook – versions The Beatles loved... and hated!