Don’t Ever Change

“Don’t Ever Change” is a cover song by The Beatles which appears on their 1994 album, “Live At The BBC”.

In Detail

Album

Release Date: 30th November, 1994 (UK), 5th December, 1994 (US)
Recorded: 1st August, 1963, for the BBC’s Pop Go The Beatles
Track Duration: 2:03
Record Label: Apple
Songwriters: Goffin-King
Producer: Terry Henebery

Performers

Don’t Ever Change is a Beatles' song which also appears on their Live At The BBC album.
Live At The BBC Album (1994)

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

Track Source

Live At The BBC

Don’t Ever Change

Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, “Don’t Ever Change” became a single by The Crickets who took it to number 5 in the UK charts during 1962. The B-side of the single was “I’m Not a Bad Guy”. However, it never made an impact on the American charts.

The Crickets were the backing band to Buddy Holly before his death on the 3rd February 1959. The chartered plane they were in crashed killing Holly, together with Ritchie Valens, JP “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and Roger Peterson.

The Beatles were great admirers of Buddy Holly, so much so that they were to sing at least thirteen of his songs onstage. Not only that but they recorded “Crying, Waiting, Hoping” and “Words of Love“. So, it wasn’t a surprise when the band recorded this Crickets number, “Don’t Ever Change”.

Of course, as budding stars, The Beatles were just finding their feet and would often cover songs from various artists.

Recording Studio

Although they didn’t record “Don’t Ever Change” at the Abbey Road Studios, they did record a version for BBC Radio. They only ever recorded one version and that was on the 1st August, 1963, in the Playhouse Theatre, Manchester. This was for airing on the “Pop Go The Beatles” radio programme on the 27th August that year.

The song is special in that it features both George Harrison and Paul McCartney singing harmony vocals together. This version appears on their “Live At The BBC” album from 1994. They sing it in line with the original Crickets version and the recording is clear as well as tuneful. So, its well worth buying the compilation album because this is not available elsewhere.

Author: Bobby

I have been a Beatles fan since the early 1960s so I speak from my heart and soul. It was a pleasure to accept the role of Admin on The Beatles Forum when we left our old site. If you feel that something needs correcting with the information I provide, please contact me.

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