Friday, 27 January 2017

The Silkie Sounds Of Lennon And McCartney


On 9th August 1965, 3 days after releasing You've Got Hide Your Love Away, The Beatles were back in the studio (IBC in London) re-recording it.

The Silkie were a folk group in the 'Peter, Paul And Mary' style, formed at Hull University with a wealth of Beatles connections. They were signed by Brian Epstein after a gig at the Cavern Club and managed by Alastair Taylor. This naturally paved the way for covering The Beatles but their session had the added bonus of being produced by John and featuring Paul on guitar and George on Tambourine. The record went to no.10 in the States.

Listen to the track on Spotify

5 comments:

  1. It's something everyone aspires to: having Macca as a sideman.

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    1. Yes! Just read he played bass on a track from James Taylor's debut

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  2. Very nice cover version, and a great story. Will there ever be an end to all the stories of great things the beatles did while they were together?

    perhaps when we have read all of Mark's tune in series.

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    1. Hope he lives to complete them all!

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  3. Love that version (it was quite popular in my circle of Beatlemaniacs), and just completed "Tune In." I have the audiobook and have been rationing it out, an hour or 2 per week just to make it last longer. Loved it, and want part 2 immediately! Now listening to Elvis' Costello's autobio, the same way.

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