The Beatles Songs in German by Bear Family
Beatlemania all across Germany
Jah! Jah! Jah!
There was Beatlemania all across Germany. Before the end of 1964, twenty-five Beatles singles had hit the streets, and were selling well enough to attract German cover versions.
Beatles songs in German
The first of these, Sie liebt dich/Komm gib mir deine Hand, was sung by the Beatles themselves. Others were by local bands and soloists such as Didi And His ABC-Boys, Mama Betty's Band, The Team Beats, Bill Ramsey, Knut Kiesewetter.
Even in the former East Germany (DDR), singers were covering the Liverpudlians’ compositions. A special tribute song was recorded by an all-girl band called The Sweetles who wanted a Beatle as a birthday present.... It doesn’t matter if these German cover records were good or bad.
Today, they evoke an era, and they’re highly sought-after among collectors, fetching huge prices.