The Beatles are more famous for the songs that they wrote themselves, but on their early releases, they filled out their LPs (and one EP) with songs written by other people. Here we look at the original versions of the songs The Beatles covered.

Anna (Go To Him) – Arthur Alexander

Chains – The Cookies

Boys – The Shirelles

Baby, It’s You – The Shirelles

A Taste Of Honey – Billy Dee Williams

Twist & Shout – The Top Notes

‘Till I Met You – Eileen Wilson

Please Mr Postman – The Marvelettes

Roll Over Beethoven – Chuck Berry

You Really Got a Hold On Me – The Miracles

Devil In Her Heart – The Donays

Money (That’s What I Want) – Barrett Strong

Long Tall Sally – Little Richard

Slow Down – Larry Williams

Matchbox – Carl Perkins

Rock and Roll Music – Chuck Berry

Mr Moonlight – Dr Feelgood and the Interns (aka Piano Red)

Kansas City – Little Willie Littlefield

Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey – Little Richard

Words Of Love – Buddy Holly

Honey Don’t – Carl Perkins

Everybody’ Tryin’ To be My Baby – Rex Griffin

Act Naturally – Buck Owens & The Buckaroos

Dizzy, Miss Lizzy – Larry Williams

Bad Boy – Larry Williams

Maggie Mae – The Vipers Skiffle Group

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