Money (Berry/Gordy/Bradford)

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Money (Berry/Gordy/Bradford)

Quotes

“(John) later said he sang ‘Money’ ‘like a madman.’ This could suggest he gave it his usual full-on blistering voice – but actually he meant he was crazed. Far from belting it out, he audibly pulls back, playing safe, ending up neither one thing nor the other, in no-man’s-land. Where was the Lennon soul, edge, bite?…Only once in John Lennon’s life would he be heard timid, and it was here today.” – Mark Lewisohn, from Tune In

BBC Performances

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

  • Saturday Club – recorded May 21, 1963, broadcast May 25, 1963
  • Pop Go The Beatles – recorded June 1, 1963, broadcast June 18, 1963 and released on Bootleg Recordings 1963 (2013)
  • Saturday Club – recorded June 24, 1963, broadcast June 29, 1963
  • Pop Go The Beatles – recorded August 1, 1963, broadcast September 3, 1963
  • From Us To You – recorded December 18, 1963, broadcast December 26, 1963 and released on On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2 (2013)
  • Saturday Club – recorded January 7, 1964, broadcast February 15, 1964

Personnel

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

Release history