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The Beatles Connection - The King's Singer - EKCL 0068 - LP Record

The King's Singers are a British a cappella vocal ensemble founded in 1968. They are named after King's College in Cambridge, England, where the group was formed by six choral scholars. In the United Kingdom, their popularity peaked in the 1970s and early 1980s. Thereafter they began to reach a wider international audience, appearing frequently on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson in the U.S. In 1987, they were prominently featured as guests on the Emmy Award winning ABC-TV special Julie Andrews: The Sound of Christmas.Today the ensemble travels worldwide for its performances, appearing in around 125 concerts each year, mostly in Europe, the U.S. and the Far East, having recently added the People's Republic of China to their list of touring territories. In recent years the group has had several UK appearances at the Royal Albert Hall Proms and concerts as part of the Three Choirs Festival and the City of London Festival. Prior to the establishment of the original stable male-only group cited above, several of the parts were taken by other singers, including three females. The four founding members, who first sang together within a six-man group in 1965, were Alastair Hume, Alastair Thompson, Simon Carrington and Brian Kay. From 1965 until 1968 the first countertenor was Martin Lane and the first baritone was Richard Salter. It was this group of six singers who gave the first concert under the name of the King's Singers on 1 May 1968 at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Simon Preston (organ) and Barry Tuckwell (horn). Later in 1968, Martin Lane developed a brain tumour and had to withdraw from the group; Felicity Palmer stood in during 1969 until Nigel Perrin graduated that summer. Then, in 1969, Richard Salter was awarded a Richard Tauber Scholarship and left for Vienna; Nigel Beavan filled the gap until Anthony Holt became available towards the end of the year. Other singers who served as short-term group members were Eleanor Capp, Caryl Newnham and, on one occasion, James Bowman, all of whom took the first countertenor (soprano) role in 1969 when Felicity Palmer was unavailable. For a brief time after he joined the King's Singers, Nigel Perrin also belonged to the Scholars; when double-booked, his King's Singers' duties were fulfilled by Richard Baker (note: not the familiar BBC broadcaster). Neil Jenkins sang tenor in the early pre-King's Singers group's first summer singing tour in 1965, and Peter Hall was another tenor used by the fledgling pre-King's Singers group.

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The Beatles Connection - The King's Singer - EKCL 0068


The Beatles

Releasing Year



Private Songs





Made In



The Gramophone Co.Ltd.

Serial No.

EKCL 0068

Side One

  • Penny Lane
  • Mother Nature’s Son
  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
  • And I Love Her
  • Help!
  • Yesterday
  • A Hand Day’s Night
  • Girl
  • Got To Get You In to My Life

Side Two

  • Back in The U.S.S.R.
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Black Bird
  • Lady Madonna
  • I’ll Follow The Sun
  • Honey Pie
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Michelle
  • You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
  • I Want To Hold Your Hand



12 Inches


33 RPM

Record Condition


Cover Condition


Product Specifications

Record Details
Releasing Year : 1986
Label : Angel
Language : English
Genre : Private Songs
Speed : 33 RPM
Size : 12 Inches
Side1 - Song1 : Penny Lane
Side1 - Song2 : Mother Nature’s Son
Side2 - Song3 : Black Bird
Side1 - Song4 : And I Love Her
Side1 - Song5 : Help!
Side2 - Song1 : I Want To Hold Your Hand
Side2 - Song2 : Eleanor Rigby
Side1 - Song3 : Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
Side2 - Song4 : Lady Madonna
Side2 - Song5 : I’ll Follow The Sun
Side1 - Song6 : Yesterday
Side1 - Song7 : A Hand Day’s Night
Side1 - Song8 : Girl
Side2 - Song6 : Honey Pie
Side2 - Song7 : Can’t Buy Me Love
Side2 - Song8 : Michelle
Side1 - Song9 : Got To Get You In to My Life
Side2 - Song9 : You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
Side2 - Song10 : I Want To Hold Your Hand
Lyrics - 2 : Paul McCartney
Artist - 1 : The Beatles
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