Thursday, 27 November 2008


Ask Me WhyWritten by: John Lennon (70%) and Paul McCartney (30%) (credited as Lennon-McCartney)Recorded: November 26th, 1962 (Studio 2, Abbey Road Studios, London, England

Mixed: November 30th, 1962; February 25th, 1963
Length: 2:24
Takes: 6
Musicians: John Lennon: lead vocal, rhythm guitar (1958 Rickenbacker 325Paul McCartney: bass guitar (1961 Hofner 500/1), backing vocals
George Harrison: lead guitar (Gibson J160E), backing vocals
Ringo Starr: drums (Premier)
First released: January 11, 1963 (UK: Parlophone 45-R 4983) (b-side to "Please Please Me"), February 25th, 1963 (US: Vee-Jay VJ-498) (b-side to "Please Please Me")

  • A formula song, as the band has itself admitted, but important for one aspect: it's the first appearance on record of a song truly written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney together at the same time.
  • This was recorded at the June 6, 1962 audition featuring Pete Best as the group's drummer, but that recording has been lost to history.

This song is very nostalgic. Not just for people in the 60's. It is for me as well. So please don't "Ask Me Why?"...


daria.lala said...


suka mek ngesak ati


Bujang Sarawak said...

"Cause you tell me things I want to know". Hehehe...