Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Beatles song that started it all

Someone once calculated that THE BEATLES used the word "LOVE" 613 times in the lyrics to their songs.
It's an appropriate statistic to ponder, as this week marks 50 years since the release of the band's first single, "LOVE ME DO."
It was Oct. 5, 1962 when this initial single offering hit the stores in the United Kingdom (U.S. fans would have to wait another two years for this song).
The simple song -- just a few chords and a harmonica riff -- was backed by "P.S. I Love You."
Ironically, given the impending global popularity awaiting the Fab Four, "Love Me Do" only performed moderately well in the U.K. pop chart, peaking at No. 17.
It's place in history is assured, however, because "Love Me Do" is the song that started it all.


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