The follow-up to Meet The Beatles! was issued on this day by the group’s US label Capitol.
The album contained songs from four different UK releases: With The Beatles, Thank You Girl from the From Me To You single, both sides of She Loves You/I’ll Get You, and You Can’t Do That from the Can’t Buy Me Love single. Two new songs, Long Tall Sally and I Call Your Name, were also included.
The Beatles’ Second Album topped the US album charts, replacing Meet The Beatles!; this was the first time an artist replaced itself at the number one spot in America.