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Dizzy, Miss Lizzy" is a song composed and sung by Larry Williams in 1958. It shares many similarities with the Little Richard song " Good Golly Miss Molly".
Cover versions [ edit ]
The song has been covered many times, including, most famously, by
the Beatles on the 1965 album (released as "Dizzy Miss Lizzy"). The recording was initially intended for the 1965 American album Help! along with the Larry Williams cover, " Beatles VI, Bad Boy", recorded by the group on the same day. Paul McCartney has stated that he believes this song to be one of the Beatles' best recordings. [ It features loud, rhythmic instrumentation, along with ] citation needed John Lennon's rousing vocals.
The song was originally thought about
Brian Epstein, and was later introduced to Ringo Starr, the band's drummer. He made sure that the band recorded it after loving its upbeat rhythm and interesting lyrics [. ] citation needed
by band manager
Ian McDonald criticised the song as "an unpreposessing shambles of ersatz hysteria and jumbled double-tracking", saying it was "little better" than Williams' "drab twelve-bar boogie" original.
"Dizzy Miss Lizzy" also appeared in a live solo version by Lennon on the
Plastic Ono Band's . Live Peace in Toronto 1969
In 1965, it was covered by
The Fabulous Echoes, on their LP album Lovin' Feeling, with the Hong Kong-based Diamond Records.
The Beatles personnel [ edit ]
Ian MacDonald [1 ]
References [ edit ]
(drums, 1960–1962) Pete Best
(drums on Johnny Gentle tour, 1960) Tommy Moore
(drums, percussion, 1962 – August 1968, September 1968–1970) Ringo Starr
(drums, 1956–1959) Colin Hanton
(drums, session drummer before George Martin would let Ringo drum, August 1962) Andy White
(drums, sat in for Starr multiple times, from Johnny Hutchinson The Big Three, 1960s)
Norman Chapman (drums, 1960)
(tea-chest bassist, replacement for Bill Smith, 1956–1958) Len Garry
(tea-chest bassist, later became manager, 1957–1958) Nigel Walley
Bill Smith (tea-chest bassist, with the band for only three weeks, 1956)
(tea-chest bassist, 1957) Ivan Vaughan
Bert Kaempfert recordings
(with Tony Sheridan)
"La De Da"
"King of Broken Hearts"
(promo) "Mr. Double-It-Up"
"Come On Christmas, Christmas Come On"