Dizzy, Miss Lizzy

Dizzy, Miss Lizzy

“Dizzy Miss Lizzy” is one of only two Beatles songs on their 1965 album “Help” that were not written by John Lennon or Paul McCartney. The original 1958 early-rock single written and sung by Larry Williams but was a favorite of John’s because it gave the boys a chance to release their inner-rockers at a time when many of their songs centered around love, heartache and dating.

It was a definite favorite and in the early years the band would close each concert with this number as a tribute to rock ‘n’ roll’s earlier gurus. There are obvious similarities between this and an earlier 1958 smash single by Little Richard, “Good Golly Miss Molly” who was one of their idols.

The lyrics are playful and fun and that was what Tremaine Cathan had in mind when he took a silly approach to his art as an homage to the song.