Ask Me Why (Lennon/McCartney)

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Ask Me Why (Lennon/McCartney)

Pete Best’s last stand

The original, June 6, 1962 recording was made during Pete Best’s only recording session at EMI.

Recording dates

  • June 6, 1962 (complete track, mixing)
  • November 26, 1962 (6 takes; remake; complete track)
  • November 30, 1962 (mono mixing for single)
  • February 25, 1963 (mono & stereo mixing for album)

BBC Performances

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

  • Teenager’s Turn (Here We Go) – recorded June 11, 1962, broadcast June 15, 1962 (featuring Pete Best on drums)
  • Teenager’s Turn (Here We Go) – recorded January 16, 1963, broadcast January 25, 1963
  • Talent Spot – recorded January 22, 1963, broadcast January 29, 1963
  • Pop Go The Beatles – recorded July 2, 1963, but not broadcast
  • Pop Go The Beatles – recorded September 3, 1963, broadcast September 24, 1963 and released on On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2 (2013)

Personnel

  • John Lennon – vocals, acoustic rhythm guitar
  • Paul McCartney – bass, backing vocals
  • George Harrison – lead guitar, backing vocals
  • Ringo Starr – drums

Release history