HOW DO YOU DO IT?

Latest update on 16/02/2014

Artist: Beatles
Author: Mitch Murray
Label: Apple
Year: 1962

On Anthology 1 after 33 years in the vaults of EMI. Mitch Murray also wrote I'm Telling You Now (for Freddie & The Dreamers) and along with Peter Callander he wrote The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde (for Georgie Fame), Billy Don't Be A Hero (for Paper Lace) and Hitchin' A Ride (for Vanity Fair). How Do You Do It was first rejected by Adam Faith and by Brian Poole & The Tremeloes and The Beatles didn't like it either. It didn't fit their Hamburg & Liverpool style.

Covers:

1963:

Gerry & The Pacemakers [their first of three consecutive n°1 UK, all in '63]

1963:

Rob De Nijs

1963:

Dick Rivers [as L'effet que tu me fais]

1963:

Claude François [as Comment fais-tu?]

The Pacemakers were from Merseyside, just like The Beatles. They also learned their trade in Hamburg, were managed by Brian Epstein and got signed by George Martin for EMI. Both bands also share this Mitch Murray song. The Beatles cut it first though. It was passed on to Gerry Marsden and his Pacemakers who wisely stayed close to the Beatles' arrangement.

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