Sunday, November 7, 2010

To Know Her is to Love Her by The Beatles – ***; by John Lennon - ***

First released: 1977

One of the many songs The Beatles performed for their Decca audition in 1962. Lennon's version was first released on the posthumous "Menlove Avenue" compilation in 1986, it finally was released in the proper context on the 2004 CD reissue of "Rock ‘n’ Roll". Phil Spector wrote and recorded the song in 1958 when he was part of The Teddy Bears. It’s also known as "To Know Him is to Love Him" and "To Know You is to Love You".

The Beatles performed it live on "Live at the Star-Club, Hamburg 1962" in 1977. A radio version from 1963 appears on 1994's "Live at the BBC".

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