A Letter to the Beatles
|"A Letter to the Beatles"|
|Single by The Four Preps|
|Released||March 9, 1964|
|Recorded||February 10, 1964|
|Songwriter(s)||Ivan Ulz, Glen A. Larson, Bruce Belland, Lennon–McCartney|
"A Letter to the Beatles" rose to number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100; however, the single was soon deleted by Capitol after Duchess Music, the publisher of "I Want to Hold Your Hand", refused to give permission for a parody version. The recording was later included on a compilation CD by the Four Preps.
The song parodies the Beatlemania of the era, telling the story of a woman who expresses her undying love for the Beatles in a series of letters, to which the Beatles respond by insisting she send "25 cents for an autographed picture" and "one dollar bill for a fan club card". In the end, the woman sends in the money. The track was co-written by two of the Four Preps, Glen Larson and Bruce Belland and includes parts of the Beatles' song "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
|US Billboard Hot 100||85|