It was 50 years ago today….a Beatles album came out in the U.K. That would be the Fab Four’s debut album, “Please Please Me,” released March 22, 1963.
To mark the occasion, the Beatles official website is posting the five-minute making-of “Please Please Me” documentary, which also can be seen here:
The album consists of several John Lennon-Paul McCartney songs including the title track, “I Saw Her Standing There,” “Love Me Do” and “Do You Want to Know a Secret” along with Beatles versions of several American R&B and pop hits they loved such as “Anna (Go To Him),” “Chains,” “A Taste of Honey” and “Twist and Shout.”
The home page also includes this 1963 press clipping from NME about the album’s release: "Things are beginning to move for the Beatles, the r-and-b styled British group. The disc ‘Please Please Me’ follows closely on the heels of their first hit ‘Love Me Do’ written by group members John Lennon and Paul McCartney. It looks like a bright future for the Beatles, but knowing them I don’t think they’ll let it go to their heads."