This Liverpool-born pop and R&B star was 18 years old when she performed this classic, originally done in the USA by soul singer Irma Thomas and later a hit for Tracey Ullman.
Ms. Mardsen's cover of the song was not a big success. She had other hits, though, and sang in several bands, including one called '"Shotgun" with a couple young guys named Rod Stewart and Mick Fleetwood. She toured with the Beatles on one of their last tours in England and earlier paid her dues playing in the Cavern Club in Liverpool and also gigs in the clubs of Hamburg, Germany.
Today, Ms. Mardsen still tours. She released a album this very month with four new songs! I really like this cover so I thought I'd share a bit of "Merseybeat" here!
Here's her current website: http://www.beryl.moonfruit.com/