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The Beatles as Supporting Players

Compiled by Serge Pelletier and Piers Hemmingsen




Beatles Songs Recorded by Other Artists

The Beatles wrote many songs that were recorded by other artists, but never by themselves.
Some other artists from the 60s also featured the Beatles on some of their songs as supporting players.
The list below features both of these up until the end of the 1960s.






Capitol 72105 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas Do You Want To Know A Secret / I’ll Be On My Way
Both songs are Lennon-McCartney songs, but I'll Be On My Way was never recorded by The Beatles and was given to Billy J. Kramer. However, the song was played live on the BBC and is featured on The Beatles Live At The BBC.
bj kramer 45
Capitol 72129 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas Bad To Me / I Call Your Name
April 1964. Both songs are Lennon-McCartney songs, but Bad To Me was never recorded by The Beatles and was given to Billy J. Kramer.
bj kramer 45
- - Tommy Quickly Tip Of My Tongue
This 45 was NEVER ISSUED IN CANADA as it was only issued in the UK on the PYE label. This Lennon-McCartney song was never recorded by The Beatles, but was given to Tommy Quickly.
Atco 45-6280 The Fourmost Hello Little Girl
This Lennon-McCartney song was never commercially recorded by The Beatles, but was given to The Fourmost. The Beatles did however record this for the Decca Audition on January 1, 1962.
Cilla Black Love Of The Loved
This Lennon-McCartney song was never recorded by The Beatles, but was given to Cilla Black
Capitol 72136 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas I’ll Keep You Satisfied / I Know
I'll Keep You Satisfied was never recorded by The Beatles, but was given to Billy J. Kramer
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Atco 45-6285 The Fourmost I'm In Love
I'm In Love was never recorded by The Beatles, but was given to The Fourmost
Capitol 5175 Peter And Gordon A World Without Love
This Lennon-McCartney song was never recorded by The Beatles, but was given to Peter And Gordon, Paul's brother in law at the time. It was issued as a single, and being a big hit, it was also issued on a few albums, incuding the one titled "A World Wthout Love"
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CAMEO C-320X A Bobby Rydell A World Without Love
This song was also recorded around the same time by Bobby Rydell. It was released on the CAMEO label here in Canada and maufactured by Quality Records
Revolver lp
The Strangers with Mike Shannon One And One Is Two
This Lennon-McCartney song was never recorded by The Beatles, but was given to The Strangers
Capitol 5211 Peter And Gordon Nobody I Know / You Don't Have To Tell Me
This Lennon-McCartney song (Nobody I Know) was never recorded by The Beatles, but was given to Peter And Gordon, Paul's brother in law at the time. Early copies were sold with this imported picture sleeve.
Revolver lp
London The Applejacks Like Dreamers Do
This Lennon-McCartney song was never commercially recorded by The Beatles, but was given to the Applejacks. The Beatles did however record this for the Decca Audition on January 1, 1962. Copies on the blue London label was issued in Canada and it also appears on a Halifax radio station chart from 1964.
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London L 9641 The Rolling Stones I Wanna Be Your Man
Although released by The Beatles, I Wanna Be Your Man was given to The Rolling Stones who released it a few weeks earlier as their second singles. This original pressing features the song "Stoned" on the B-side and is much harder to find than it later reissue with a different B-side titel.
rolling stones
London L 9657 The Rolling Stones I Wanna Be Your Man
This is the later pressing with the song "Not Fade Away" as the B-side replacing the original "Stoned", this version is more common.
rolling stones
Capitol 72175 Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas From A Window / Second To None
October 1964. From A Window was never recorded by The Beatles, but was given to Billy J. Kramer.
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Capitol 5258 Cilla Black It's For You
This Lennon-McCartney song was never recorded by The Beatles, but was given to Cilla Black
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Capitol 5272 Peter And Gordon I Don't Want To See You Again / I Would Buy You Presents
This Lennon-McCartney song (I Don't Want To See You Again) was never recorded by The Beatles, but was given to Peter And Gordon.
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Liberty F 55806 PJ. Proby That Means A Lot
1965, This Lennon-McCartney song was never released by The Beatles, but was given to PJ. Proby. The Beatles attempted many studio recordings of the song, but never released them until the Anthology series in the 1990s.
PJ Proby 45
5579 Peter And Gordon Woman
This McCartney song (billed as «Bernard Webb») was given to Peter And Gordon.
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London L 2525 Cilla Black Step Inside Love
1967, Orange label. This song was never commercially recorded by The Beatles and was given to Cilla Black. The Beatles were heard playing this song during the Let It Be sessions and is featured on the Anthology 3 album.
Cilla Black 45
PHILIPS PH 40582 Madeline Bell Step Inside Love
This song was also recorded around the same time by Madeline Bell. This record was issued by Philips in Canada, on their blue label.
Cilla Black 45
Polydor Special 242.006 The Chris Barber Band Cat Call
1967. This old McCartney song was never recorded by The Beatles, other than during band rehearsals. It was given to the Chris Barber Band. Released in Canada on the album called Battersea Rain Dance.
chris barber
Apple 1806 Mary Hopkin Goodbye / Sparrow
1969. Besides an acoustic demo, this McCartney song (Goodbye) was never recorded by The Beatles and was rather given to Mary Hopkin.
mary hopkin 45
Apple 1815 Badfinger Come And Get It / Rock Of All Ages
This McCartney Song was given to Badfinger. A full demo was recorded by The Beatles and is featured on the Anthology 3 album.
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Commonwealth C 3006 The Magic Christians Come And Get It
This McCartney Song was also recorded by The Magic Christians and was distributed by Commonwealth United Records.
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Other artists featuring The Beatles






Alma Golgan It's You
1964. Paul plays the tambourine.
Rory Storm And The Hurricaines America
1964. Ringo sings backing vocals.
Fontana F 1525 The Silkies You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
1965. John and Paul were producers, and George played the tambourine while Paul Played the guitar.
silkies
Donovan Mellow Yellow
1966. The song features vocals by Paul.
rolling stones
L 905 The Rolling Stones We Love You / Dandelion
"We Love You" featured Paul and John on backing vocals.
rolling stones
Capitol ST 2891 The Beach Boys Vegetables
This song featured Paul making munching sounds. It was released on their 1967 album called Smiley Smile
beach boys
Paul Jones And The Sun Will Shine
Features Paul on Drums
Donovan Atlantis
Features Paul on Tambourine.
Apple 1805 James Taylor Carolina On My Mind / Something's Wrong
Carolina On My Mind features Paul on Bass and Geaorge on Harmony vocals.
beach boys
Cream Badge
This song from the LP Goodbye, features George (as L'Angelo Misterioso) on guitar.
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Capitol ST 3354 Jackie Lomax Is This What You Want
This Lomax number featured on his full length album features George as a producer, Paul on guitar and Ringo on drums.
Jackie Lomax
The Steve Miller Band My Darkest Hour
Featured Paul (as Paul Ramon) on bass, drums and vocals.
Scaffold Charity Bubbles / Goose
1969. This McCartney's brother release featured Paul on lead guitar.
Jack Bruce Nevr Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune
1969. This song features George (as L'Angelo Misterioso) on guitar
Apple ST 3371 Doris Troy Doris Troy
George plays guitar, and Ringo drums throughout the LP. This LP was probably not released in Canada; More information on this would be appreciated.
doris lp




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