Hello Little Girl
Hello Little Girl was the first song John Lennon's first ever wrote, back in 1957 when John was 16.
The group performed this simple rock number for the far from successful Decca Audition of January 1, 1962. John is heard signing lead in the version that has survived on the Anthology 1 recording.
An earlier recording (in early 1960 with Stu Sutcliffe on bass) makes it clear how much Buddy Holley had influenced the young Lennon. The idea of including the song in the Decca audition was to showcase original work by the Beatles, something the group was particularly keen about.
In 1963 the song was given to "The Fourmost" who, recording it with George Martin at Abbey Road, made it into a number 9 single on the UK charts.
- The Decca recording was recorded in Mono.
- There is also a home demo circulating as a bootleg recorded by Lennon and Stu Sutcliffe on bass.