Following their first night of performances at the Olympia Theatre, Paris, The Beatles arrived back at the Hotel George V where they were told that I Want To Hold Your Hand had reached number one in America.
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Although it had originally been scheduled for 22 July 1963, the US label Vee-Jay finally released the Introducing The Beatles LP on this day.
The single with which The Beatles arrived in America, I Want To Hold Your Hand was released on Boxing Day 1963 by Capitol Records.
The Beatles' fifth UK single was an instant smash, with pre-orders of more than a million copies.
Precisely eight months on from the release day of their debut album Please Please Me, The Beatles released the follow-up in the United Kingdom.
The Beatles' third UK EP was a collection of four songs taken from their debut album Please Please Me.
The Beatles' second UK EP was released on this day. It contained three previous a-sides and one b-side.
In case there was any doubt that The Beatles were a bona fide UK phenomenon by August 1963, the release of their fourth single went beyond all expectations.
The Beatles' debut EP contained four songs taken from their debut album Please Please Me.
The Beatles' third UK single was released on 11 April 1963.
The Beatles' debut album was rush-released on this day to capitalise on the success of their singles Love Me Do and Please Please Me.
The Beatles' second single was their first to reach number one. That is, according to some charts.
The Beatles' debut single was released on 5 October 1962. It reached number 17 in the charts, which was a strong showing for a band's first release.