I SAW HER STANDING THERE

Latest update on 02/05/2017

Artist: Beatles
Author: John Lennon/Paul McCartney
Label: BUK
Year: 1962

Live at the Star Club in Hamburg, recorded with a Grundig mono machine with one handheld microphone. The official Beatles version was the first track on their debut album in '63. Written by Paul while enjoying a break in London with 17 year old Celia Mortimer ("She was just seventeen, You know what I mean..."). It's a Beatles song for sure, although "How could I dance with another, Since I saw you standing there" follows the same melody and metrum as "I want to be in that number, When the saints go marching in"!

Covers:

1963:

Swifts [as C'est gagné]

1964:

Johnny Kendall & The Heralds [as Sinds Ik Jou Daar Zag Staan]

1964:

Johnny Hallyday [as Quand je t'ai vue devant moi]

1964:

J. Frank Wilson & The Cavaliers

1964:

Crickets

1964:

Chipmunks

1964:

Hounds [Finnish band as Kun Hanet Nahda Sain]

1970:

Little Richard

1974:

Elton John & John Lennon [live in Madison Square Garden, NY]

1975:

Maggie Bell

1978:

Tubes

1978:

Moon Martin

1979:

Bob Welch

1982:

Jerry Garcia

1987:

Inmates

1988:

Tiffany [top 10 US as I Saw Him Standing There]

1994:

Kris & Koen Wauters [as Nummer 10 on cd Huray For Belgium]

1995:

Pete Best

Right in the middle of Beatlemania, the Hamburg tapes were presented to Brian Epstein, but he only offered 20 £. BUK records made a better deal. They even spend 50.000 £ to clean up the tapes. The Beatles were unsuccessful in trying to block the release.

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