Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell)

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Long Tall Sally (Johnson/Penniman/Blackwell)

Quotes

“Little Richard was one of the all-time greats. The first time I heard him a friend of mine had been to Holland and brought back a 78 with ‘Long Tall Sally’ on one side, and ‘Slippin’ And Slidin’’ on the other. It blew our heads – we’d never heard anybody sing like that in our lives and all those saxes playing like crazy.” – John Lennon, from Anthology

“One of the things I didn’t like about the film Backbeat is that they gave ‘Long Tall Sally’ to the John character. I was not amused. I always sang that: me and Little Richard.” – Paul McCartney, from Anthology

BBC Performances

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

  • Side By Side – recorded April 1, 1963, broadcast May 13, 1963 and released on Bootleg Recordings 1963 (2013)
  • Saturday Club – recorded May 21, 1963, broadcast May 25, 1963
  • Pop Go The Beatles – recorded July 16, 1963, broadcast August 13, 1963 and released on Live At The BBC (1994)
  • Saturday Club – recorded July 30, 1963, broadcast August 24, 1963
  • Saturday Club – recorded March 31, 1964, broadcast April 4, 1964
  • Top Gear – recorded July 14, 1964, broadcast July 16, 1964 and released on On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2 (2013)
  • From Us To You – recorded July 17, 1964, broadcast August 3, 1964

Personnel

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

Release history