Chart Position: 6

  • Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
  • Originally recorded by Beatles (1967)
  • Lead vocals: Lani Hall
  • Backing vocals: Karen Philipp
  • Keyboards: Sergio Mendes
  • Produced by Sergio Mendes, Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • This was one of the first singles to be recorded at the then-new A&M recording studio in Hollywood CA
  • Sergio Mendes was the most popular Brazilian entertainer of his time; he has performed for two U.S. presidents (Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson)
  • This is Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66’s biggest U.S. hit single
  • Lani Hall departed the band in 1971 when she married producer/performer Herb Alpert
  • Also recorded by Barry Goldberg (1968), Libby Titus (1968), Hollyridge Strings (1968), Bud Shank (1968), Bobbie Gentry (1968), Ray Stevens (1969), Marty Gold (1969), Lena & Gabor (1969), Impressions (1969), Petula Clark (1969), Four Tops (1969), Dick Rosmini (1969), George Shearing (1969), Count Basie & Orchestra (1970), Percy Faith Strings (1970), Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops (1971), Ramsey lewis (1971), Helen Reddy (1976), Singers Unlimited (1971), Jozef Zsapka (1986), Sarah Vaughan (1981), 12 Cellists of Berlin Philharmonic (1983), Acker Bilk (1988), L.A. Workshop (1988), Salena Jones (1988), Paul McCartney (1990), Giovanni (1993), Mickey Dolenz (1991), Guitar Orchestra (1994), Swingle Singers (1995), Chris Potter (1995), Tom Scott (1005), Donna Byrne (1995), Julie Blue (1996), Rick Wakeman (1997), Tony Williams Trio (1998), Jason Falkner (2001), Paul Schwartz (1998), Gary Smart (1998), Peter Calo (2002), Sandie Shaw (2004), Aretha Franklin (2007), Peter Grant (2006), Greg Hawkes (2008) and many others

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