|That Means A Lot||That Means A Lot - Label|
|The Beatles Contribution:||Composers|
|Catalogue No.||LIB 10215|
|Release Date||17th September 1965|
|U.K. Singles Chart Detail :||
Controversial pony-tailed, trouser-splitting teen idol, P.J. Proby (b.1938 as James Marcus Smith in Texas) found success when he relocated to England and adopted "Tom Jones" attire (the film, not the Welsh singer !). He had five chart hits before this one, and six more after, spending a total of 91 weeks in the chart.
The Beatles did actually record this track, it was planned for the "Help!" film. They had two attempts at it, firstly on
20th February 1965 when 2 takes were made, and then again on 30th March 1965 when five more takes were made in a
different style, closer to Proby's version.
P.J. Proby actually recorded his version in Abbey Road just eight days later on 7th April 1965, produced by Ron Richards, the musical accompaniment was arranged and conducted by George Martin.
"That Means A Lot" is one of 20 songs that can be found on the essential E.M.I. album, The Songs Lennon and McCartney Gave Away.