March 22nd 1963: ‘Please Please Me’ released
On this day in 1963, the first album by the Beatles, ‘Please Please Me’, was released in the UK by Parlophone Records. The Beatles formed in Liverpool, and made their musical start by performing concerts in Liverpool’s Cavern Club and playing in Hamburg, Germany. The first singles from their debut album, ‘Love Me Do’ and ‘Please Please Me’ had been very successful, with the latter topping the charts in the United Kingdom. The success of their debut album was followed up with their second UK album ‘With the Beatles’ in November 1963. The Beatles went on to become one of the most famous music groups of their day, and its members – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – became international icons. The band’s influence continued long after their break up in 1970 and endures to this day.