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The song "Twist and Shout" which was a big hit for the Beatles fifty years ago in 1964, was originally sung by the Top Notes in 1961 and is a very rare version. Back in 1961, they were a rising Philadelphia R&B band on the Atlantic records label
It was produced by staff member Phil Spector who had previously been a member of the Teddy Bears in 1958 and had the hit "To Know Him Is to Love Him."
When the song's writer Bert Burns (aka Bert Russell) heard it, he told Spector that he had messed up his song and said it would never fly.
The Beatles were mostly inspired by the 1962 version of it done by the Isley Brothers.
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