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“Devil In Her Heart”

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“Devil in Her Heart” was a George Harrison stage number during 1962 – 1963, originally recorded in Detroit by the Donays (for Correc-tone, but later picked up by the New York label Brent and re-released in August 1962), as “(There’s A) Devil In His Heart” (on Brent 7033, with the B-side “Bad Boy”). It was written by Richard P. Drapkin, who recorded under the name Ricky Dee, and it appeared in the UK on the Oriole label. The Donays only made one record but their lead singer Yvonne Allen recorded solo and later joined The Elgins at Motown.

The Beatles rushed through this cover needing only three takes plus overdubs to complete it for their second LP, With the Beatles. This haste that John Lennon and Paul McCartney adopted towards recording Harrison and Ringo Starr material would gradually become the norm over time, the exception being Lennon/McCartney compositions written specifically for them.


  • George Harrison – double-tracked vocal, lead guitar
  • John Lennon – backing vocal, rhythm guitar
  • Paul McCartney – backing vocal, bass
  • Ringo Starr – drums, maracas
  • George Martin – producer
  • Norman Smith – engineer
  • Personnel per Ian MacDonald

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