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How To Play “Chains”

This post will learn how to play “Chains”. Chains is one of those early cover songs that the Beatles did and this one was included in their first commercially released album – Please Please Me.

“Chains” is a song composed by the Brill Building husband-and-wife songwriting team Gerry Goffin and Carole King and originally recorded (but not released by) The Everly Brothers. In 1962 it was a hit for Little Eva’s backing singers, The Cookies (#17 U.S. Pop, #7 R&B),[1] and later covered by English rock group The Beatles.

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How To Play “I Saw Her Standing There”

On this post, you will learn to play the, hands down, best rock and roll song of the time. I Saw Her Standing There was recorded during the marathon session on 11 February 1963, which yielded the majority of tracks on the Please Please Me LP. It was recorded under its working title, Seventeen.

The Beatles frequently played this at the Cavern Club, where they often played between 1961-1963. In fact, it was because of the crowd reaction to their live shows that George Martin decided to have them simply record their live show in the studio for their first album. That’s why he kept Paul’s “1, 2, 3, 4” count at the beginning, which was taken from the 9th take and edited on to the first. The title was originally “Seventeen” until it was changed for the album.

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How To Play “Boys”

“Boys” is a song by Luther Dixon and Wes Farrell, originally performed by The Shirelles . The Beatles’ version was recorded at Abbey Road Studios on February 11, 1963, in a single take, and is Ringo Starr’s first recorded lead vocals with the Beatles; and, as the fifth track on the Beatles first album, Please Please Me, represents the first time many fans heard Starr singing on a lead vocal.[1] February 11 was a marathon day for the Beatles, as they recorded 10 of the 14 tracks they needed for Please Please Me.

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How To Play “Misery”

John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote this for Helen Shapiro, a 16 year old who toured with The Beatles in 1963. Her management rejected the song, but another singer on that tour, Kenny Lynch, did record it, becoming the first person to cover a Lennon/McCartney song.

According to Lennon, “It was kind of a John song more than a Paul song, but it was written together.” McCartney was to say: “I don’t think either one of us dominated on that one, it was just a hacking job.”

On this post, you will learn the chords used, the strumming pattern and other little tips on how to play “Misery”.

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