To begin with, “Young Blood” is a cover song by The Beatles. Indeed, there is a version of this on their album, “Live At The BBC”. Of course this gave “The Coasters” some chart success in 1957. However, The Beatles were masters of cover songs in their early days and this was one they would perform. In fact, they would perform this many times while gigging, including in the Cavern Club.
Not only did they perform this at their gigs, they recorded “Young Blood” for their BBC Radio shows. So, we find this song on their “Live At The BBC” album.
Recorded: 1st June, 1963
Studio/Location: BBC Paris Studio, London, UK
BBC Radio Show: Pop Go the Beatles, 11th June, 1963
Track Duration: 1:56
Record Label: Apple Records
Songwriters: Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Doc Pomus
Producer: Terry Henebery
As we see above, this song was originally a recording by The Coasters but it was a B-side to “Searchin'”. Of course, The Beatles also covered that song too, those details are here. In fact, “Searchin'” was on The Beatles’ Decca Audition Tape.
There is a recording of The Beatles singing this live in the Cavern Club, Liverpool, but Paul McCartney has this safely locked away. Indeed, Paul won this at Sotheby’s auction house after a fan made it available, presumably the fan secretly recorded this. However, nothing from that tape is available as yet, sadly.
In 1994, a recording of Young Blood did become available after the release of the Anthology series, of course. In fact, this particular version is a recording from their “Live At The BBC” sessions from 1963.
So, what are your thoughts about this song?