Lend Me Your Comb

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1957 Sun 45, 287.

"Lend Me Your Comb" was a song written by Kay Twomey, Fred Wise and Ben Weisman and published by Alamo Music, ASCAP. It was originally the B-Side of Carl Perkins' "Glad All Over" single, released December 1957 on Sun Records as Sun 287 by "The Rockin' Guitar Man".[1]

"Lend Me Your Comb" was Carl Perkins' last single on Sun Records.[2] The vocals were by Carl Perkins and Jay Perkins. Today it is best known for a cover by The Beatles, recorded 2 July 1963 at the BBC Maida Vale Studios in London. The Beatles cover has helped the song gain some notability. Musically, it is best known as a Rock'n'Roll song, and is usually performed as such. The Beatles version was released on their Anthology 1 album in 1995 and again in 2013 on their On Air – Live at the BBC Volume 2 collection.[3] Paul McCartney has also performed the song with Carl Perkins in a filmed performance on the 1993 "Old Friends" video. John Lennon recorded the song in a home recording for the 1971 film short Clock.

The song also appeared in the 1983 film The Outsiders in the re-released version.

It also appeared on the Beatles' Live! at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany; 1962 album.

Other versions[edit]

Other artists have performed the song, including:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perkins, Carl, and David McGee. Go, Cat, Go!: The Life and Times of Carl Perkins, The King of Rockabilly. Hyperion Press, 1996.
  2. ^ Perkins, Carl, and David McGee. Go, Cat, Go!: The Life and Times of Carl Perkins, The King of Rockabilly. Hyperion Press, 1996.
  3. ^ Lend Me Your Comb. The Beatles Bible.

Sources[edit]

  • Perkins, Carl, and David McGee. Go, Cat, Go!: The Life and Times of Carl Perkins, The King of Rockabilly. Hyperion Press, 1996. ISBN 0-7868-6073-1
  • Morrison, Craig. Go Cat Go!: Rockabilly Music and Its Makers. University of Illinois Press, 1998.