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Video: The Beatles released "Love Me Do" 50 years ago today

by Brandy McDonnell Published: October 5, 2012
In this 1964 file photo, The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison board a plane for England in New York. (AP)
In this 1964 file photo, The Beatles, from left, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison board a plane for England in New York. (AP)

Fifty years ago today – Oct. 5, 1962 – a new single titled “Love Me Do” hit record stores all over England. It was the debut 45 by the Beatles, “Love Me Do.”

As RollingStone.com reports, it was a surprise hit from the then-largely unknown band. It reached No. 17 on one of the many weekly charts around the U.K., a strong enough showing to convince EMI they had made a smart bet in signing the Beatles.

It was the beginning of Beatlemania, and in retrospect, it turned out to be a day when Great Britain had a big impact on the global entertainment culture. As reported earlier, Oct. 5, 1962 also marked the day that a modestly budgeted spy movie called “Dr. No” opened in theaters, marking the cinematic debut of “Bond, James Bond.”

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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