The Hippy Hippy Shake (Romero)

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The Hippy Hippy Shake (Romero)

The Hippy Hippy Shake was performed by The Beatles during their Star-Club performances.


“There were millions of groups around at that time – The Blue Angels, The Running Scareds – but they were mostly lookalike groups; The Shadows and Roy Orbison had a lot of followers. Then there were groups like us, more into the blues and slightly obscure material. And because we had the unusual songs, we became the act you had to see, to copy. We had too much material anyway. We couldn’t record it all when we did get a deal, so other groups took songs from our act and made hits out of them – like The Swinging Blue Jeans with ‘The Hippy Hippy Shake’, which was one of my big numbers.” – Paul McCartney, from Anthology

BBC Performances

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

  • Saturday Club – recorded March 16, 1963, broadcast March 16, 1963
  • Pop Go The Beatles – recorded May 25, 1963, broadcast June 4, 1963 and released on Bootleg Recordings 1963 (2013)
  • Pop Go The Beatles – recorded July 10, 1963, broadcast July 30, 1963 and released on Live At The BBC (1994)
  • Pop Go The Beatles – recorded September 3, 1963, broadcast September 10, 1963 and released on On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2 (2013)
  • Saturday Club – recorded January 7, 1964, broadcast February 15, 1964


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

Release history

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