Yesterday during "Songs The Beatles Gave Away" at the Cape Girardeau, MO library, I discussed the song 'I Call Your Name', a John Lennon song given to Billy J Kramer to record in 1963 and resurrected by The Beatles in 1964. A man in the audience pointed out that The Mamas and The Papas also released the song on their 196 debut album If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears - something I was unaware of until he mentioned it.
Searching YouTube, I was able to find the recording in question.
I proceed south to Mississippi tomorrow to deliver one of my favorite programs in an appropriate geographical location (Bruce is near Tupelo, where Elvis was born).
Monday, 23 January 2017, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Jesse Yancy Memorial Library, 314 North Newberger Ave, Bruce, MS
The Influence of American Rock 'n' Roll on The Beatles
Before the Beatles ever wrote their own songs or performed on stage, they were inspired to do so by American rock 'n' roll records. This 90-minute multimedia program will illustrate the influence of Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and other American recording artists from the 1950's on the Beatles through side-by-side comparisons and musical analysis of Beatles covers and original recordings.
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