Recording: Ain’t She Sweet, Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby, Nobody’s Child

3.00pm, Saturday 24 June 1961 (52 years ago)

The Beatles had recorded a number of songs with singer Tony Sheridan on the previous two days at Friedrich-Ebert-Halle school in Hamburg. This third session took place at a professional studio in the city, known as Studio Rahlstedt, situated at Gebäude M1, Rahlau 128, Hamburg-Tonndorf.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Halle sessions had yielded four songs: My Bonnie, The Saints, Why and Cry For A Shadow. They recorded three more on this day: Ain’t She Sweet, Nobody’s Child and Take Out Some Insurance On Me, Baby

Ain’t She Sweet, which was later released on 1995′s Anthology 1, featured lead vocals by John Lennon, whearas Tony Sheridan sang on the day’s other two recordings. The session was produced by orchestral leader Bert Kaempfert.

The Beatles returned to Studio Rahlstedt on 24 May 1962 for a final session produced by Bert Kaempfert, in which they recorded versions of Sweet Georgia Brown and Swanee River.

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