Friday, 5 July 2013

A summer hit of 1964 by THE BEATLES

"If I fell" was released in July of 1964 by the very famous group, The Beatles. It was the B-side of the single "And I love her" in the US, and part of the long play A Hard Day's Night (named Something New in the US).

A B-side, yes! Back then there were no CDs or pendrives, not even computers (can you believe it?)! Music was published in singles or long plays. Often a single was released first to introduce the long play into the market. It had two songs, one on side A of a vinyl (one type of plastic) record (hardware that you could reproduce on a record player), and another, a secondary song, on side B.  The LP (long play) was bigger in size and contained  more songs (depending on their length, you could get ten or even more!).

Here is an image of both together:

A gold record was given as an award to singers who had sold thousands of copies of an album.

So "If I fell" was not the "main" song on the single, as it was on side B, but The Beatles made it a hit, as nearly everything they "touched". It was written by John Lennon and sung by him together with Paul MacCartney.

  • How do you like it?
  • What do you think about the singers? 
  • Who is John? Who is Paul?
  • Could you tell the name of the other two Beatles?
  • Is there a similar group now?
  • If so, what are the similarities? What are the differences?


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