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"LOVE ME DO" B/W "P.S. I LOVE YOU"
Fully-Signed "LOVE ME DO" A-SIDE LABEL From The BEATLES' Dawson's Music Shop SIGNING session of October 6, 1962
“Love Me Do” is one of three songs which dateS back the furthest in The Beatles’ performance history. There is evidence that this song was in the repertoire of The Quarry Men In 1959, which then included John, Paul and George. They weren't too keen on performing original songs, but they did include "Love Me Do" at times, along with “One After 909” and an early version of “When I’m Sixty Four". As the group evolved AS THE BEATLES, throughout the next three years the song was subsequently dropped from their repertoire in favor of cover tunes that they felt a Liverpool or Hamburg audience would want to hear.
Do", the Beatles' first single, backed by "P.S. I Love You" was released on
THE parlophone LABEL in the United Kingdom on October 5, 1962. the single peaked at No.
"love Me Do" was
recorded by the Beatles on three different occasions with three different
drummers at EMI Studios:
First issues of the single, released on Parlophone in the UK on October 5, 1962, featured the Ringo Starr version. The Andy White version of the track was included on The Beatles' debut UK album, "Please Please Me".
Do", understandably, was a pivotal point in The Beatles career, as well as a
milestone that was reached WHICH affected them collectively and individually.
George Harrison, for instance, felt the wrath of his father's anger when he was
woken by George’s screaming when the song was played late at night on Radio Luxenbourg. Ringo, after being thoroughly disillusioned by the record industry,
felt vindicated when the initial pressing of the record in Britain contained the
version with him on the drums. and not the Andy White version. For the songs’
composers, it had an even greater impact. paul recalls that the song was
evidence to him and John that they had “arrived", and that it gave The Beatles
“somewhere to go".
for only thirty minutes beginning at 4pm on the afternoon of saturday, october 6, 1962 - the day following the release of their debut single - the beatles stepped nervously into a new world, giving them the briefest taste of just how the world had changed for them, and how it would never be the same again. it was a small-scale, relatively inauspicious signing session at dawson's music store at 29 Albert Road in Widnes, Cheshire, a satellite town, 15 miles southeast of liverpool.
the group was there to sign copies of their new single,
released just 24 hours earlier,
where Each Beatle
signed their name on the single's red and silver label.
it was still a year away from million copy
advance orders and frenzy at the mere mention of the name "beatles", but it was
their first official signing session and notable just for that. this was the
first of only four signing sessions for the group (second
signing session took place later on this day, at The Music Shop, 134 Widnes
Road, Widnes. The third signing occurred on January 24, 1963 at NEMS, Brian
Epstein's record store in Liverpool, to coincide with the release of the "Please
Please Me" single. A fourth session took place at the Wimbledon Palais, London
on 14 December 1963, following their show for the Southern Area Fan Club
THIS EXTREMELY EARLY UK PRESSING OF THE BEATLES' DEBUT SINGLE DATES FROM THE FIRST WEEK OF RELEASE, FOR THE STAMPER CODE FOUND ON THIS PARTICULAR SINGLE ARE: 'ZT' / 1 & 'JR'. THE 'JR' STAMPER CODE IS FOUND ONLY ON DEMONSTRATION (DEMO) COPIES OF THIS SINGLE. IT IS EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY UNUSUAL TO FIND THEM ON A REGULAR STOCK COPY. A 'WT' PURCHASE TAX CODE IS VISIBLE IN THE CENTER OF THE "P.S. I LOVE YOU" LABEL. THE MATRIX NUMBERS ARE 7XCE 17144-1N & 7XCE 17145-1N. The VINYL ITSELF shows signs of wear and play. the b-side label has two names written on it, "edwards" (the recipient of the signatures who attended the signing) and "wilson". the single IS ACCOMPANIED BY THE green Parlophone 45 sleeve.
due to the fact that the signing session lasted just over thirty minutes, to own a copy of the silver and red label "love me do" single bearing all four signatures of the beatles is very valuable property. The majority of the “Love Me Do” 45’s that were autographed by the band were EXECUTED on THE “P.S. I Love You” B-SIDE LABEL, which is less desirable than to have the A-side signed as this EXAMPLE HAS BEEN.
this small scale, relatively trivial event on church street in widnes
at dawson's on october 6, 1962 was a fleeting glimpse of the madness which awaited the
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