RAY HOFF & THE OFF BEATS
Little Queenie
(Chuck Berry)
Australia 1965
#31 Sydney

First single by Sydney band also based at times in Perth or Adelaide. This was an RCA release, recorded in Sydney.

For more on Ray Hoff & The Off Beats, see their 1966 single Tossin' And Turnin'.

BILL BLACK'S COMBO
Little Queenie
(Chuck Berry)
USA 1964

Single on Memphis label Hi by band formed 1959, led by the bassist from Elvis Presley's Sun sessions 1954-55.

Further reading: Bill Black article at Wikipedia.

BOBBY RYDELL
Little Queenie
(Chuck Berry)
USA 1963

Single on Cameo by teen idol Bobby Rydell, B-side of The Woodpecker's Song.
THE BEATLES
Little Queenie
(Chuck Berry)
UK 1962

Recorded December 1962, released 1977 on The Beatles Live at the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany, 1962.

Reference: Album and song details at DM's Beatles Site.

JERRY LEE LEWIS AND HIS PUMPING PIANO
Little Queenie
(Chuck Berry)
USA 1959

Single on Sun.
CHUCK BERRY
Little Queenie
(Chuck Berry)
USA 1959
Original version

Single on Chess, B-side of Almost Grown (#32 USA).

Later versions:

THE ROLLING STONES
Little Queenie
(Chuck Berry)
UK 1970
Later version

On the album Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out: The Rolling Stones in Concert. (The apostrophe is theirs, not mine.) Little Queenie was recorded at Madison Square Garden, New York, in November 1969.

References: 1. M.C. Strong, The Great Rock Discography (1996 edition) 2. Wikipedia article on the album.

BUFFALO
Little Queenie
(Chuck Berry)
Australia 1975
Later version

Single on Vertigo. It was also on Mothers Choice (1976), one of five albums released by Buffalo, a Sydney-based heavy rock band that grew out of Head, formed in Brisbane in 1969. Buffalo broke up after supporting Rainbow on some legs of their 1976 Australian tour.

Further reading: Comprehensive Buffalo site by Eagle.

Thanks to Clay Galvin for the version alert (the best version of this song).

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