This Boy (Lennon/McCartney)

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This Boy (Lennon/McCartney)

The ten-year old stereo mix

While A Collection Of Beatles Oldies was being prepared, it was discovered that there was one Beatles track which had not appeared on any UK LP to date: Bad Boy, the Larry Williams potboiler which had surfaced on Beatles VI in the U.S. in June, 1965. The track was called up for remixing but instead of receiving the tape for Bad Boy, the tape for This Boy was sent instead. Engineer Peter Brown duly mixed the tracks into stereo for the first time, but that mix of This Boy went unissued until 1976 when it appeared on a Capitol of Canada 45 with All My Loving on the B-side.

BBC Performances

See THERE WILL BE A SHOW TONIGHT: The BBC Performances for complete information on BBC performances and recordings

  • Saturday Club – recorded December 17, 1963, broadcast December 21, 1963 and released on On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2 (2013)
  • From Us To You – recorded February 28, 1964, broadcast March 30, 1964


  • John Lennon – lead vocal, acoustic guitar
  • Paul McCartney – backing and harmony vocal, bass guitar
  • George Harrison – harmony vocal, lead guitar
  • Ringo Starr – drums

Release history

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