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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The Cookies - Chains

On this day October 2, 1962 The Cookies released the single "Chains."


"Chains" is a song composed by the Brill Building husband-and-wife songwriting team Gerry Goffin and Carole King and was a major hit for Little Eva’s backing singers, The Cookies (#17 U.S. Pop, #7 R&B), and later covered by The Beatles.

The single by the Cookies was a popular cover song for Liverpool bands after its release in November 1962, and was included briefly in The Beatles' live sets. They recorded it on February 11, 1963 for inclusion on their British
debut, Please Please Me. Music critic Ian MacDonald criticized The Beatles' performance, writing that it was "slightly out-of-tune" and "lacked spontaneity."

 The Everly Brothers’ version is possibly the best of the lot, but went unreleased until 1984.
Also recorded by: Sylvie Vartan (1963), Jack Nitzsche and his Orchestra (1964), Carole King (1980), Kaleo O Kalani (1995), Beatlejazz (2005) (Info Wiki)

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