The Beatles perform "Twist and Shout." 1963.
The song was released on their first U.K. album, Please Please Me, which was notable for 11 songs recorded in a mere 10 hours.
Twist and Shout, with John Lennon on lead vocals, was the last song recorded. Producer George Martin knew Lennon's voice would suffer from the performance, so he left it until last, with only 15 minutes of scheduled recording time remaining.
Lennon was suffering from a cold, and was drinking milk and sucking on cough drops to soothe his throat. His coughing is audible on the album, as is the cold's effect on his voice.
Even so, he produced a memorable vocal performance: a raucous, dynamic rocker. He later said his voice was not the same for a long time afterward, and that "every time he swallowed, it felt like sandpaper."
A second take was attempted, but Lennon had nothing left and it was abandoned. Martin said, "I did try a second take... but John's voice had gone."