Love, love, love Love, love, love Love, love, love There's nothing you can do that can't be done Nothing you can sing that can't be sung Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game It's easy There's nothing you can make that can't be made No one you can save that can't be saved Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time It's easy All you need is love All you need is love All you need is love, love Love is all you need Love, love, love Love, love, love Love, love, love All you need is love All you need is love All you need is love, love Love is all you need There's nothing you can know that isn't known Nothing you can see that isn't shown There's nowhere you can be that isn't where you're meant to be It's easy All you need is love All you need is love. This performance was nearly identical to what they recorded for Beatles For Sale, showing that they were well acquainted with the song for some time. His version was featured in the documentary The Real Buddy Holly Story. Words of Love, released by the Diamonds as a 45-rpm single Mercury 71128X45 in 1957, with a label crediting Buddy Holley as the songwriter A version by the , released by on May 20, 1957, reached number thirteen on the in July 1957. He wore glasses, but he would only wear them in private.
Although the actual name the group was using began changing and evolving throughout different bookings they would get, they eventually stuck with the name Beatles as inspired by Buddy Holly's band The Crickets. His mother, who suggested he go by the name Buddy, introduced him to proper musical training through piano lessons when he was eleven years old, but became obsessed with the guitar by the time he was twelve. These Playtapes are highly collectable today. This re-mastered box set was released on September 9th, 2009. Rooted in skiffle and 1950s rock and roll, they later utilised several genres, ranging from pop ballads to psychedelic rock, often incorporating classical and other elements in innovative ways.
Both the second and third verses are vocal with double-tracked harmonies providing a rich distinctive tone. The Beatles could relate to him more because of having similar backgrounds. Upon listening, this odd percussive sound is unidentifiable but resembles more than just thumps on a suitcase. As one of the twelve Buddy Holly songs The Beatles performed in their formative years, Words Of Love was originally sung on stage by Lennon and Harrison. The seventh and eighth measures consist of a full band 'break' with only George's lead guitar ringing through.
With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential music band in history. When their fame increased and the demand grew large for them to perform their hits, the song was dropped from their stage act. For the official release, though, Lennon and McCartney shared vocal duties. The keen ears of Ian MacDonald in the above mentioned book still hear Harrison's voice. The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. Buddy continued to release singles throughout the next couple of years as The Crickets on Brunswick Records while he simultaneously released singles under his name on Coral Records.
That being the case, The Beatles connection with Buddy Holly runs very deep. In our imaginations back then, John was Buddy and I was Little Richard or Elvis. They are also the best-selling music artists in the United States, with 178 million certified units. An early single he released under his own name on the Coral label was his own composition Words Of Love. It was recorded on April 8th, 1957 and included a revolutionary gimmick for its time. Later copies corrected this error, so procrastination paid off in this case.
Before their big break, the group had performed the song live between 1958 and 1962, with Lennon and Harrison singing. These tape cartidges did not have the capability to include entire albums, so two seperate truncated four-song versions of were released in this portable format, Words Of Love being on one of them. The 1978 movie The Buddy Holly Story famously portrayed his life and death, resulting in an Oscar nomination for actor Gary Busey who vividly played Buddy. Revolution in the Head: The Beatles' Records and the Sixties 2nd rev. Not surprisingly, Buddy was in the very first group to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986. And, of course, his cooperation to play the packing case adds a unique sound to the track.
The structure is also very simple, only consisting in verses with some of them played instrumentally. One of the main things about The Beatles is that we started out writing our own material, explains Paul McCartney. No bridges or choruses are present, the only emphasis being the characteristic vocal harmonies and distinctive guitar passages. But with a title like Words Of Love, I guess they couldn't resist including it. It was only natural, then, that The Beatles would pay homage to someone so responsible for their existence by covering one of his songs on an album. His harmonized vocals, probably performed while playing, are also spot-on. Live Performances Even as The Quarry Men, they began performing Words Of Love at gigs as early as 1958.
Paul McCartney also filmed an acoustic version of himself performing the song for a 1985 film entitled The Real Buddy Holly Story. He formed a duo in junior high school with friend Bob Montgomery which became a trio shortly afterward when bass player Larry Welbourn was added. Their vocals really imbued the track with warmth and love. In the process, like intended, The Beatles introduced the world to another gem in the Buddy Holly catalog. Their best-known lineup consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.