Clarabella (song)

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Song by The Beatles
from the album Live at the BBC
Released30 November 1994
Recorded2 July 1963
Songwriter(s)Frank Pingatore
Producer(s)Terry Henebery

"Clarabella" is a pop song composed by Frank Pingatore and recorded by the Jodimars (a group made of former members of Bill Haley & His Comets) in 1956.[1] Today, it is best known for being recorded by the Beatles for the radio programme "Pop Go the Beatles" on 2 July 1963, which was broadcast on the 16th of that month.[2] It was released commercially on compact disc much later, on the 1994 compilation album Live at the BBC, although years earlier a similar rendition by Billy Preston (who would later work with the Beatles on their later recordings) was performed on a 1965 episode of Shindig!.[3] In 2003 the White Stripes recorded a performance of the song live in concert.

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  1. ^ Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (10 November 1956). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. pp. 85–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ Kenneth Womack (30 June 2014). The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four [2 volumes]: Everything Fab Four. ABC-CLIO. pp. 188–. ISBN 978-0-313-39172-9.
  3. ^ Harry Castleman; Walter J. Podrazik (January 1985). The end of the Beatles?. Pierian Press. pp. 381–.
  4. ^ "Clarabella | The Beatles Bible". Retrieved 28 August 2016.