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John Lennon and Paul McCartney started writing songs together in the late 1950s and by 1963 were prolific composers.
There were primarily three categories of Beatle Songs that were written but not released by the Beatles:
Recordings by the Beatles that the group tried but ultimately decided not to release.
Lennon–McCartney songs that the Beatles deemed unsuitable for the group at the outset and did not even attempt to record themselves.
Songs that were intentionally written for other artists.
This is a very interesting first of two parts, and I'll play these Songs The Beatles Gave Away in the order they were released.
Some you'll know and some you won't.
But ALL I hope you'll enjoy!
Here are the links to a Time When The Beatles Had Too Much Music, at Mike Pell Rockollections:
At Podomatic:
At Soundcloud:

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Comment by Mike Pell on November 18, 2014 at 12:50pm
Frankly, I am pretty proud I thought of this as a very interesting pick for a subject.
Something you wouldn't hear at many other places.
Oh I hate that crap, when you get nowhere on the computer.
That's why I won't bug you about not putting this at Podomatic, was tough enough getting it here, lol!
Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, like anyone, were more than happy to record Lennon/McCartney tunes.
I mean even today, wouldn't you want to record an ORIGINAL Lennon/McCartney song that nobody ever heard before?
It's funny, but we played catch up over here in those early days, so Bad To Me was the flip of Kramer's Little Children in the U.S., NOT Do You Want To Know A Secret.
And they were both hits here!
Drum roll please, the Golden Pell goes to A World Without Love- excellent pick, mine too!
And Jon thought they all sounded the same- ah well that's the way I feel about Iron Maiden & Metallica, lol!
Thanks for the listen and troublesome writing, and saying "Cool show",
Comment by Mike Pell on November 18, 2014 at 12:34pm
PC? Personal Computer?
I forgot, you only like the Beatles after drugs and Revolver, lol!
But how can you say something like Bad To Me and A World Without Love sound the same?
Glad I don't try to please everyone!
Now go eat a container of expired chip dip, you pinhead, LOL!
However I must say as always, thanks for the listen and writing,
Comment by RJhog (Admin) on November 17, 2014 at 10:12pm

This is a very interesting pick for a subject.  I am now trying for the third time to type this, but for some reason my computer will not cooperate.

How 'bout that Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas?  Seems like they were more than happy to record Lennon/McCartney tunes.  Two of the ones you played stood out.  That would be Bad To Me and I'll Keep You Satisfied.  Both nice tunes.

I'd say, overall, the most Beatle"ish" song here, and winner of the Golden Pell, would be A World Without Love.  If I heard that song and didn't know better, I might think it was The Beatles.

Cool show Mike.

Comment by Jon on November 17, 2014 at 7:39am

That first song wasn't PC. Shame, shame, shame.

Sadly, that was all for me. The rest of the songs turned into background music, nothing really grabbed me. If these were all written pre-"Revolver", then that's why. With the exception of a few songs off of "Rubber Soul", I am not a fan of the early Beatles and that extends to this. They seem to all sound the same. 

What can I say? You just can't please everyone. Especially moi.  

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