Watch and Relive The Searchers “Needles And Pins” on The Ed Sullivan Show
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What a beautiful time it was in the 1960s, remembering when the Searchers played “Needles and Pins” live on The Ed Sullivan Show. The video is embedded down here for your viewing pleasure.
In the midst of the British Invasion of the 1960s came The Searchers, an English Merseybeat band. When “Needles and Pins” made it to the Hot 100 in March of 1964, the Searchers tied with the Swinging Blue Jeans as the second group from Liverpool, after the Beatles, to achieve success in the US.
Composers Jack Nitzsche and Sonny Bono are credited for writing “Needles and Pins,” and it was Jackie DeShannon who first recorded the song. The Searchers’ recording of “Needles and Pins” was the most popular, peaking at No. 1 on the UK singles chart in 1964, and landed them a gig at the largely famous The Ed Sullivan Show in the US – a month after the song’s release. Later on, other artists covered the tune, including Smokie, the Ramones, Gene Clark, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Stevie Nicks.
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