Covers: Dizzy Miss Lizzy

The Beatles were obviously very fond of Larry Williams. They covered three of his songs including “Dizzy Miss Lizzy”. The original is from 1958 and the Beatles version is from 1965. John Lennon also played it in Toronto in 1969.

Williams recorded for Specialty like Little Richard. His records are similar to Little Richard’s; they are loud and fast featuring the piano with more conventional vocals. “Dizzy Miss Lizzy” was not a big hit and only reached 69 on the Billboard chart.

If you are not familiar with him, I encourage you to listen to some of his recordings which are among the best of the original R&B/Rock and Roll of the 1950s. He is one of only five artists I can think of who was covered by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.

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