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SEPTEMBER 20

Why

Written by: Crompton-Sheridan
Recorded: 22/23 June 1961
Producer: Bert Kaempfert
Engineer: Karl Hinze

Released: July 1963

Tony Sheridan: vocals
John Lennon: rhythm guitar
George Harrison: lead guitar
Paul McCartney: bass guitar
Pete Best: drums

One of the songs recorded with Tony Sheridan in Hamburg in 1961, Why was written by Sheridan and Bill Crompton.

The song was recorded with Tony Sheridan on vocals, at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle in Hamburg, Germany. The session was produced by Bert Kaempfert, and saw the recording of several other songs including My Bonnie and The Saints.

Why was first released on the German EP Tony Sheridan With The Beatles, which was issued in July 1963 as Polydor EPH 21610. In the March the following year it was the b-side of the single Cry For A Shadow (Polydor NH 52275), which was also recorded at the Hamburg session. The 1964 releases included overdubbed vocals and handclaps not taped in 1961.