The Beatles – “From Me To You” Live
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“From Me to You” was a collaboration by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. It was released as a single by The Beatles on April 11, 1963. Although it wasn’t that big of a hit in the US, it did top some of the charts in UK (the first of their songs to do so). They wrote this while riding a tour bus en route to Shrewsbury.
In his 1980 interview with Playboy, Lennon recalled writing the song:
“We were writing it in a car I think, and I think the first line was mine. I mean I know it was mine. [Hums melody of first line.] And then after that we took it from there. It was far bluesier than that when we wrote it. The notes—today you could rearrange it pretty funky.”
It was one of the last songs that was credited to “McCartney–Lennon” since the rest of their tracks afterwards were credited “Lennon-McCartney.” This was written as a response to George Martin’s request to come up with a song as good as their previous hit, “Please Please Me.”
The idea of singing the song’s opening lick—the “da da da da da dum dum da” part—was suggested by George Martin, the Beatles’ producer. The group thought it unusual but put their trust in Martin. “In a way, this made [the Beatles] aware of George’s enormous musical sense,” EMI producer Ron Richards later said.
This is definitely an important song in The Beatles’ history!