The Beatles Song Of The Day is “You Can’t Do That.” “You Can’t Do That” is another John Lennon song written for “A Hard Day’s Night.” John was really reasserting himself during this period. The Lennon-McCartney rivalry in songwriting would be a great thing for the group. John Lennon: vocal, rhythm and lead guitar/Paul McCartney: backing vocal, bass guitar and cowbell/ George Harrison: backing vocal, lead and rhythm guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums and conga. The song was recorded on February 25th and May 22nd, 1964 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin
Rating “You Can’t Do That” on a scale of 1 to 5 stars ****1/2
- John would later say he was trying to write a Wilson Pickett type song here.
- “You Can’t Do That” was the b-side of “Can’t Buy Me Love”
- George Harrison played a 12-string guitar for the first time on a Beatles recording on this song.
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