Posts Tagged: america

US single release: Please Please Me

Please Please Me had first been released as a single in America on 25 February 1963 but failed to make an impact. To cash in on the success of I Want To Hold Your Hand and in anticipation of The Beatles’ first US visit, Vee-Jay re-released the single.

US single release: My Bonnie/The Saints

Credited to The Beatles with Tony Sheridan, the single My Bonnie/The Saints was re-released in America on this day, to capitalise on The Beatles’ growing fame. The single, which had the catalogue number MGM K-13213, reached number 26 on the Billboard charts. It had previously been issued by Decca with the catalogue number 31382, on… Read more »

The Beatles reach number one in America

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.

Radio: various interviews

The Beatles recorded a series of ‘open-ended’ answers for use by US disc jockeys on this day at EMI’s Manchester Square headquarters.