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 from the Please Please Me album.
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.