THE ORIGINALS: SONGS THE BEATLES COVERED: ” MAGGIE MAE”- THE VIPERS SKIFFLE GROUP

The Originals: Songs The Beatles Covered: “Maggie Mae.” After 1965 The Beatles recordings were all Beatles originals- no covers- until their final release the album Let It Be- which included at the end of side one a 40 second version of an old Liverpool traditional song about a prostitute who robbed a sailor who was on his way home- “Maggie Mae.” The song dates back to the 1830’s. While it wouldn’t of course be the original- the most known recorded version of the song was from The Vipers Skiffle Group in 1957. The song was banned by the BBC due to its sexual content. There was a Beatles connection to The Vipers Skiffle Group- George Martin had produced an earlier single by the group.

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