Bye Bye Love

Written by Felice BryantDiadorius Boudleaux BryantUnreleased song

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions

Related interviews

Paul McCartney: The Rolling Stone Interview

Jan 31, 1974 • From RollingStone

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“Bye Bye Love” is a popular song written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and published in 1957. It is best known in a debut recording by the Everly Brothers, issued by Cadence Records as catalog number 1315. The song reached No. 2 on the US Billboard Pop charts and No. 1 on the Cash Box Best Selling Record charts. The Everly Brothers’ version also enjoyed major success as a country song, reaching No. 1 in the spring of 1957. The Everlys’ “Bye Bye Love” is ranked 210th on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.

The Beatles covered the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. George Harrison reinterpreted it for his 1974 album Dark Horse, changing the words to reference his wife Pattie Boyd leaving him for his friend Eric Clapton. “Bye Bye Love” has also been covered by Simon & Garfunkel.

The guitar intro was not originally part of the song, but was something that Don Everly had come up with and was tacked on to the beginning. Chet Atkins was the lead guitar player on the session. Buddy Harman was the drummer. […]

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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