The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!

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The Beatles Song Of The Day is “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!” “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!” appears on the album “Beatles For Sale.” The song was written by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Richard Penniman aka Little Richard. The original version was called “K.C. Loving” by Little Willie Littlefield. The Beatles styled their version after Little Richard’s version. Little  Richard recorded the two songs together as a medley in 1959. The Beatles toured with Little Richard in the early 1960’s and saw Little Richard perform this in concert. Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers [The Beatles} recorded it in May 1961 in Hamburg, Germany. The Beatles had the song on their set list for concerts in 1961-62. John Lennon: backing vocal and rhythm guitar/ Paul McCartney: lead vocal and bass guitar/ George Harrison: backing vocal and lead guitar/ Ringo Starr: drums. The song was recorded on October 18th,1964 at Abbey Road. Producer: George Martin. The Beatles recorded this…

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3 responses to “The Beatles Song Of The Day: “Kansas City/Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!

  1. Another great classic rock & roll cover by The Beatles, and my kind of music to get me going in the morning! It’s quite remarkable how many great rock & roll tunes have been penned by Leiber and Stoller.

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