Friday, October 4, 2013

Today it would be "Like, like me do"

On October 4, 1962, the Beatles released "Love Me Do" on Parlophone Records. Their manager, Brian Epstein, bought 10,000 copies. The song went to the Top 20, and the Fab Five were on their way in England. In America, however, Capitol Records, who owned the rights to "Love Me Do," sold it cheap to Vee Jay Records. VJR later released it as part of an album, "Introducing the Beatles." In May 1964, "Love Me Do" became a Number-One hit in the U. S. of A.    

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