The Beatles “Love Me Do” was released on this day in 1962

A game change for Rock and Pop music

The Beatles “Love Me Do” was released on this day in 1962

One of the most important singles in Rock history, “Love Me Do” by The Beatles, was released on this day in 1962. The song was a game change for Rock and Pop music and for The Beatles career, becoming one of the songs the band are usually related to. “Love Me Do” was primarily written by Paul McCartney during  1958–1959 and later credited to Lennon–McCartney, as Lennon worked on the middle of the song composition after the structure was already done. But what some people may not know is that “Love Me Do” most famous version, usually does not features Ringo Starr on the drums. Three different recorded versions of the song by the Beatles have been released, each with a different drummer, Pete Best, Andy White and Ringo Starr, all produced by George Martin. The Andy White version was included on The Beatles’ debut UK album, “Please Please Me”, “The Beatles’ Hits” EP, and subsequent album releases on which “Love Me Do” was included , as well as on the first US single release in April 1964. During the Andy White sessions for the song Starr was relegated to playing tambourine. As tambourine is not present on the Ringo Starr version, this is the easiest way to distinguish between the Starr and White recordings.  In the United States the single was a No. 1 hit in 1964. In 2013, recordings of the song that were released in 1962 entered the public domain in Europe.

Look back at the 1963 “Love Me Do” promo film

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