Love Me Do’s release planted the first seed. It was the First Shot of a ‘British Invasion” that launched a music revolution around the world
A Brief One from Doug Draper at Niagara At Large
Posted October 5th, 2022
It was October 5th, 1962 – John Diefenbaker was Canada’s Prime Minister, John F. Kennedy was President of the United States, and members of the Baby Boomer generation were playing with hula-hoops and learning how to do a dance calle “the Twist” – and a song was released out of Abbey Road Studios in in London, England, on a British label called Parlophone, by a group from Liverpool that was just beginning to catch fire across the whole of their home country.
The song was called ‘Love Me Do’ and the group was called The Beatles, that would go on through 1963 releasing songs that would become even bigger hits in their homeland, including ‘Please, Please Me’, ‘From Me To You’ and ‘She Love You’ until the very early days of 1964 when ‘Beatlemania’ crashed the shores of North America with the group’s legendary appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and their first hit single on radio stations across Canada and the United States – ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ with the equally popular ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ on the flip side.
All of it added up to a revolution in popular music in North America and around the world that continues to influence the music scene to this day.
So here is a brief tribute to Love Me Do
Click on the screen below to hear the song –
To listen to former Beatle Paul McCartney talk a little about the geneisis of ‘Love Me Do’ before performing it with a band not all that long ago, click on the screen below –
For another post on this Love Me Do anniversary, click on – https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/oct/03/the-beatles-love-me-do-at-60-first-single
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