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Glad All Over

Written by: Bennett-Tepper-Schroeder
Recorded: 16, 30 July 1963
Producer: Terry Henebery

Released: 30 November 1994 (UK), 5 December 1994 (US)

Available on:
Live At The BBC
On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2


George Harrison: vocals, lead guitar
John Lennon: rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney: vocals, bass
Ringo Starr: drums

The Beatles recorded two versions of ‘Glad All Over’, originally recorded by Carl Perkins, for BBC radio.

Perkins released the song as a single on 6 January 1958, backed with ‘Lend Me Your Comb’ – which was also recorded by The Beatles for BBC radio on 2 July 1963.

‘Glad All Over’ is not to be confused with the Dave Clark Five’s song of the same name, which in January 1964 knocked ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ off the number one spot in the UK singles chart.

The Beatles first recorded ‘Glad All Over’ on 16 July 1963, for the 10th edition of the Pop Go The Beatles show. It was performed at the BBC Paris Studio, London, and first broadcast on 20 August. This version was later released on the 1994 album Live At The BBC.

The second recording was just a few days later, on 30 July 1963. The Beatles recorded six tracks for the Saturday Club programme at London’s Playhouse Theatre, which were first transmitted on 24 August. This version of ‘Glad All Over’ was released in 2013 on On Air – Live At The BBC Volume 2.