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"Rock And Roll Music"
Song by The Beatles
Album Beatles for Sale
Released 4 December 1964
Recorded 18 October 1964,
EMI Studios, London
Genre rock
Length 2:36
Label EMI, Parlophone, Capitol
Writer Chuck Berry
Producer George Martin
Beatles for Sale track listing
After this somewhat unusual recording ['Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby'] the Beatles performed a scintillating one-take recording of Chuck Berry's 'Rock and Roll Music', with a slightly echoed Lennon vocal, all the Beatles on their familiar instruments and George Martin again displaying his prowess as a rock 'n' roll pianist. No overdubs, just a magnificent live performance.

—Mark Lewisohn, The Beatles Recording Sessions, 1988

Then with time running short, Paul moved over to the piano, where he pounded out a rollicking version of Chuck Berry's "Rock And Roll Music." The entire song, including John's scorching vocal, was performed live, with George Harrison playing Paul's Hofner bass. The only overdub was John's vocal double-track, which he reeled off in just a few minutes — he was always really good at that.

—Geoff Emerick, EMI Recording Engineer, Here, There and Everywhere, p.96-97, 2006

Beatles on Thank Your Lucky Stars, 1965, BBC TV...

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