The Beatles Albums- Chains



Chains- The Beatles


Song History and Facts:

The Beatles – Chains (Copyright 1963 EMI Records)

“Chains” is a song composed by the Brill Building husband-and-wife songwriting team Gerry Goffin and Carole King and was a minor hit for Little Eva’s backing singers, The Cookies (#17 U.S.), and later covered by The Beatles.

The single by The Beatles was a popular cover song for Liverpool bands after its release in November 1962 and was included briefly in the Beatles’ live sets. They recorded it on 11 February 1963 and it appeared on their first album in the UK, Please Please Me. It was the first of two songs on the album with lead vocals by George Harrison, and it features the early Beatles trademark harmonica introduction with backing vocal harmonies provided by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

The Beatles played the song live on BBC radio shows including Side by Side, Here We Go and Pop Go The Beatles. * George Harrison — lead vocal, lead guitar * Paul McCartney — harmony vocal, bass * John Lennon — harmony vocal, rhythm guitar, harmonica * Ringo Starr — drums * George Martin — producer * Norman Smith — engineer

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