“Long Tall Sally”, The Beatles

It’s always the right time for The Beatles!

What I Like Is Sounds

Long Tall Sally EP

I think all the cover songs done by The Beatles are fascinating, especially stuff like this that clearly shows their reverence for early rock and roll.  You can hear the specific influence of Little Richard on Paul’s vocals throughout his career, and that’s so intriguing and important.  Paul still performs this song, and it’s just as special to him almost 60 years after he first heard it, which makes it even more interesting to me.  

When The Beatles arrived in America in February 1964, they were besieged by reporters trying to embarrass them and make them look stupid and pointless.  But The Beatles were too quick for those journalists, and they had clever responses nobody was prepared for.  There was no way you could not like these guys—they were cute and charming and funny.  One reporter asked them what they thought about being called “nothing but a bunch of…

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