CLIFF BENNETT & THE REBEL ROUSERS-Got To Get You Into My Life/Baby Each Day U.K. Parlophone R 5489 1966
Few Fab Four covers rarely come off and if and when they do they're rarely better than the original. There are exceptions and we here at "Anorak Thing" take pleasure in sharing them with you (see October 23, 2008 entry). Cliff Bennett and The Rebel Rousers were one of those great British 60's groups who had the chops, put on a great live show, had the great EMI behind them, looked mod as hell but existed pretty much on covers of American records. Most of the time they did a good job at it. Being on EMI they rubbed elbows with The Fab Four and on occasion toured with them. This association led to Paul McCartney offering Cliff and Co. a track from their yet to be released LP "Revolver" called "Got To Get You Into My Life" which they began playing and the decision was made to release a version as a single with Macca duly producing in a session at EMI's Abbey Road facilities (walking there from his nearby flat in slippers).
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