December 17, 2009

"Ask Me Why"


Information from the Wikipedia entry:

"Ask Me Why" is a song by The Beatles originally released in the United Kingdom as the B-side of their hit single "Please Please Me." It was also included on their first UK album, Please Please Me.

Written in early 1962, "Ask Me Why" is principally a John Lennon composition, but was credited to Paul McCartney and John Lennon, as were all other Lennon/McCartney originals on the first pressings of Please Please Me album. It was part of their live act prior to their recording contract, and was one of the songs performed at their Parlophone audition in Abbey Road's studio three on 6 June 1962. The song emulates in style that of Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, by whom Lennon was influenced, and draws its opening guitar phrase from the Miracles’ "What’s So Good About Goodbye" (1961).


2 comments:

Analytic Approach to Style said...

nothing else really cheers me up as much as an early beatles song. always very pure, very clean and of very good quality.

thanks for sharing this, also for making me remember the beatles after a tough day. they just make me think that world can be a very, very good place.

Chris said...

Yes, early Beatles was so happy and cheerful. It's not hard to understand why the world fell in love with them back in '63/'64. Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad to make someone's day a bit brighter.