Apparently The Best Beatle picked up a copy of Ray's single—written by Rudy Clark, who also penned The Shoop Shoop Song— on a visit to the states in 1963 and it made a lasting impression. Sadly, Ray passed away of a drug overdose not long after that, so he never achieved the kind of fame his talents seem to hint at (or saw the second life of his ultra-catchy recording).


For fun: If it's been a while since you saw Harrison's gloriously goofy video for the tune, featuring animatronic animals singing along and a fresh-to-death dance number in a spotlight complete with backflip and high-kicks, here ya go: