I’m pretty sure that the I am an April Girl perfect limited edition shirt first American cover in a Beatles song was before they became world-famous. It was Del Shannon in 1963, including ‘From me to friend. He was in England with Roy Orbison and The Beatles at Albert Hall in April 1963. The story is that he heard The Beatles perform ‘From Me To You, and Twist and Shout, that night. Then he asked John Lennon if he could record it and help them get in touch in America.