To Know Her Is To Love Her

Release date: 30 November 1994

"To Know Him Is to Love Him"
Single by The Teddy Bears
B-side "Don't Worry My Little Pet"
Released September 1958
Recorded 1958
Genre Pop
Length 2:22
Label Dore
Writer(s) Phil Spector

"To Know Him Is to Love Him" is a song written by Phil Spector, inspired by words on his father's tombstone, "To Know Him Was To Love Him." It was first recorded by his only vocal group, the Teddy Bears. Their recording went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1958. Recorded as "To Know Her Is to Love Her", the Beatles' version wasn't officially released until their 1994 Live at the BBC compilation album. Marc Bolan and Gloria Jones, Gary Glitter, Peter and Gordon, and Bobby Vinton made versions called "To Know You Is to Love You". In 1987, the song was resurrected by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, whose Trio recording topped the U.S. country singles charts. The song is in 12/8 time.

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