A week later, The Beatles landed in New York for The Ed Sullivan Show. To say the least, pop music would never be the same!
In the US, the B-side was "I saw her standing there", a song from the first LP in the UK. In the UK, it was "This boy", a song featured on "Meet The Beatles", the first US LP.
"I want to hold your hand" was # 1 for seven weeks. It was one of the best selling singles of the pop era. And it is also now available in a digital format.