Monday, June 6, 2011

Today in Beatles history

"George Martin's Best Option Was Not Ringo Starr"

The Beatles regrouped from that tragedy and on this day in 1962 went into London’s Abbey Road Studios to record for the first time under Martin’s direction. They recorded four songs, including “Love Me Do,” which would eventually – though not from this particular recording – become The Beatles’ first hit, climbing to #17 in the U.K. and #1 in the States (it was re-released in the U.K. 1982, peaking at #4.) McCartney wrote most of “Love Me Do,” with Lennon contributing a bit in the middle.

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