Roy Young will tell you that this isn't Stuart singing. To me, the voice sounds too old. Although 50 years have passed, I don't feel that Stuart's voice on this version is right. Remember, I used to book them for the art college dances and was the first to listen to their gigs from the moment he joined them. In fact, on his very first appearance with them I was in the room behind the canteen, used as the dressing room and Stu proudly handed his new guitar over to me and I began to strum it and noticed bleeding as it took the skin off the top of my fingers.
Incidentally, that 'Life' quote attributed to John, isn't from John, it appeared years before in the Reder's Digest.