|A World Without Love - Label
|The Beatles Contribution:
|28th February 1964
|U.K. Singles Chart Detail :
The first non-NEMS artists to be given a Beatles song, Peter Asher (aged 19) and Gordon Waller (18) seemed a surprise choice at the time. But the connection was one close to the heart of Paul, as he was dating Peter's red-haired sister, Jane Asher. The song (Paul's) had been rejected by the Beatles and was first intended for Billy J. Kramer, but with Peter and Gordon landing a recording contract with E.M.I. in January 1964, it was they that received it.
It was recorded on 21st January 1964 at Abbey Road with an arrangement by Geoff Love and production by Norman Newell. It was completed in 5 takes.
It entered the chart two weeks after release, but had to wait six weeks to mount the top of the chart as it was kept off by Can't Buy Me Love.
The Beatles never recorded this song.
"World Without Love" is one of 20 songs that can be found on the essential E.M.I. album, The Songs Lennon and McCartney Gave Away.