In Spite Of All The Danger

Album: Anthology 1 (1958)

Songfacts®:

  • "In Spite Of All The Danger" is the first Beatles song ever recorded; it is also the only Beatles song credited to McCartney-Harrison, and the only Beatles song ever recorded in Liverpool!

    An original copy was produced by Colin Hanton in the May 2013 BBC documentary 'Rock 'N' Roll Britannia'. Hanton was drummer for The Quarrymen in 1957, and was still performing with them at the time this documentary was made.
  • The record was cut at the home studio of Percy Phillips in Liverpool. "In Spite Of All The Danger" was the B-side; the A-side was the band's recording of "That'll Be The Day." The credits were written on by hand - by McCartney. Although there is a little confusion about the date, it is generally believed to have been recorded on Saturday, June 12, 1958.
  • At the time of recording, McCartney was 16 and Harrison was 15. The song was re-released professionally in July 1995 on the Anthology set. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3

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