The UK Singles 1963

* =Track has been released in STEREO on CD

DB=Columbia 7N=Pye SNIX=Pheonix DJS=DJM MAG=Magnet ARISTA=Arista HELEN/OVAL=Oval OG=Old Gold CLGS=Calligraph

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(25-01-1963) DB 4966

7XCA 26225-1N *Queen for tonight

Recorded 20-12-1962 ABBEY ROAD STUDIO 2

7XCA 26226-1N *Daddy couldn't get me one of those

Bron Associated EMI acetates
Publishers Ltd.
1 sided acetate

(25/04/63) DB 7026

7XCA 26423-1N Woe is me

7XCA 26424-1N I walked right in

Recorded in Nashville

DB 7072

7XCA 27034-1N Not responsible

7XCA 27035-1N No trespassing

Recorded in Nashville

(04-10-1963) DB 7130

7XCA 27172-1N Look who it is ( 24/10/63)

Recorded 13-09-1963 ABBEY ROAD STUDIO 2

7XCA 27173-1N Walking in my dreams


A very small quantity of 'Please please me', by The Beatles - 45-R 49883, was mispressed (second pressing - black Parlophone lable) and issued, with 'Daddy couldn't get me one of those' on the reverse, instead of 'Ask me why'....

In February 1963, Helen Shapiro was Britain's most successful female singer (having first achieved chart success two years earlier at the age of 14)[4] and The Beatles were fifth on the bill as part of her nationwide tour of the UK. Her artist and repertoire manager, Norrie Paramor, was looking for new material for a country and western album she planned to record in Nashville, Tennessee and suggested that The Beatles compose a song especially for her."Misery" was started backstage before The Beatles' performance at the King's Hall, Stoke-on-Trent, on 26 January 1963, and later completed at Paul McCartney's Forthlin Road home. At the time, McCartney commented: "We've called it "Misery", but it isn't as slow as it sounds, it moves along at quite a pace, and we think Helen will make a pretty good job of it." But Paramor considered it unsuitable, and so British singer and entertainer Kenny Lynch, who was on the same tour, recorded it instead (HMV Pop 1136), thus becoming the first artist to cover a Lennon/McCartney composition although he failed to enter the charts with it.

Versions by other artists:

Not Responsible Gene Pitney (Musicor, 1963)

Koningin voor een nacht (Queen for tonight)- B side of Je krugt het (You got it) -a cover of Roy Orbison's single) -Conny Fabry

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