Monday, January 16, 2017

January 1964: "I want to hold your hand" charted in the US






Let's file this one in two sections:

1) "time really flies", and

2) "very favorite songs" category.

Years ago, The Beatles were very popular in the UK and some of Europe.

They had recorded big UK hits like "She loves you" and "Please please me". The Beatles even had a best selling album.

However, The Beatles had struck out in the US. None of their songs had charted over here.

Everything changed with
"I want to hold your hand", the first song released in the US on Capitol Records.

It was so popular that it was even recorded in German!

In early February, The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, the most popular Sunday night show of its time.   They toured the US before sold out crowds. They dominated the charts for months.


It started many years ago in January 1964:   "I want to hold your hand" now available in a digital format!  

By the way, the B-side in the US was "I saw her standing her there".    In the UK, it was "This boy".

And let's not forget "Meet The Beatles", the LP that we grew up listening to.



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