Like It Is: Bob Dylan Explains What Really Killed Rock ’n’ Roll
Brent L. Smith

“ By the time ‘Twist and Shout’ arrived to us from across the pond in 1964…”

The Beatles released “Twist and Shout” in 1964 but the song did not come from “across the pond.” Two previous recordings were by black American Motown groups. It was The Isley Brothers’ first big hit in 1962, but it was first recorded by The Top Notes in 1961 with much less success.

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