|I'll Be On My Way - Label
|The Beatles Contribution:
|26th April 1963
|U.K. Singles Chart Detail :
The first song given away by the Beatles found it's way on to the B-side of a cover version of one of their own
compositions. In this case not surprising, as Billy J. Kramer was managed by Brian Epstein and produced by George Martin.
The only recording of "I'll Be On My Way" by The Beatles was for the B.B.C. programme "Side By Side" broadcast on 24th June 1963. Therefore it did eventually appear by them in 1994 on Live at the BBC.
The A-side, "Do You Want To Know A Secret" was offered to Billy J. Kramer BEFORE the Beatles had recorded it themselves,
but was not actually recorded until 21st March 1963, AFTER the Beatles had recorded their original. It was also said to
have been offered to Shane Fenton by Brian Epstein before Billy J.
This single reached number 2 in the hit parade, kept off the top spot by ... From Me To You.
Billy J. Kramer was born William Ashton on 19th August 1943 in Lancashire.
"I'll Be On My Way" is one of 20 songs that can be found on the essential E.M.I. album, The Songs Lennon and McCartney Gave Away.