Love me do the beatles album
Love Me Do!: Beatles Progress by Michael BraunThe year is 1963 and Love Me Do is the Beatles first number one hit, closely followed by Please Please Me. John, Paul, George and Ringo celebrate their new found success with a hectic six-week tour, briefly interrupted by an historic live appearance at the Royal Variety Performance at the London Palladium. This is the beginning of Beatlemania and American writer, Mike Braun, is there to chronicle events and watch as the drama unfolds. A year later, The Beatles are the worlds biggest pop group. This book details what really happened in those first magic weeks.
When the Beatles Released Their First Single, ‘Love Me Do’
Not all cultural revolutions take place overnight. Some begin with little fanfare and take a while to gather steam. That's exactly what happened on Oct. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney a few years earlier, "Love Me Do" was one of four songs the Beatles performed during their successful audition for George Martin several months earlier and slated for their debut single. However, Martin was dissatisfied with drummer Pete Best, who was subsequently fired. His replacement, Ringo Starr , had barely had time to rehearse with the band by the time of their first session on Sept. Martin asked that they re-record the song a week later with studio musician Andy White on drums.
The song was an early Lennon-McCartney composition from , although it wasn't recorded by the group for another four years. Despite this, McCartney remembers Love Me Do as a joint effort between the two of them, and that it came out of their early songwriting experiments. We loved doing it, it was a very interesting thing to try and learn to do, to become songwriters. I think why we eventually got so strong was we wrote so much through our formative period. Love Me Do was our first hit, which ironically is one of the two songs that we control, because when we first signed to EMI they had a publishing company called Ardmore and Beechwood which took the two songs, Love Me Do and PS I Love You , and in doing a deal somewhere along the way we were able to get them back. It was quite hard to come in singing Love Me Do. We thought our numbers were a bit wet.
I Love You " and released on 5 October - Paul McCartney — John Lennon. There are varied opinions about the song, even by the composers, but the one thing that is beyond debate is the vibrancy and originality of the track.
I Love You ". When the single was originally released in the United Kingdom on 5 October , it peaked at number In it was re-promoted not re-issued, retaining the same catalogue number and reached number four. It was released in the United States in , where it became a number one hit. The song was written several years before it was recorded, and prior to the existence of the Beatles. The single features John Lennon's prominent harmonica playing and duet vocals by him and Paul McCartney. Three different recorded versions of the song by the Beatles have been released, each with a different drummer.
However, John decided to add harmonica to the song at some point, having been directly inspired by Bruce Channel's recent hit "Hey Baby. You can hear the nervousness in his shaky spotlight. There are two versions of this song. Version 1 features Ringo on drums and was recorded first. When The Beatles reconvened to cut the song again on September 11, , however, producer George Martin, still unsure of the new kid Ringo's ability, substituted session drummer Alan White. This "version 2," on which Ringo merely plays tambourine, remains the best-known and, frankly, better quality version: it was released as a single in the US, as opposed to the original single in the UK, which was taken from version 1 although subsequent UK pressings used version 2.