“Please Please Me,” The Beatles’ 1st album, turned 60 today
Fans are celebrating the 60th debut anniversary of “Please Please Me,” the first album by The Beatles, released on March 22, 1963.
60 years ago, when the Beatles released their debut album, the globe went from black and white to color, marking the beginning of the modern musical era.
Before the album’s release, The Beatles had two singles out. Release dates for “Love Me Do” on October 5, 1962, and “Please Please Me“ came on January 11, 1963.
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The record was released in England on March 22, 1963, and immediately became a huge success.
According to the Official Charts Company, Please Please Me reached the top of the charts in England and remained there for an astonishing 30 weeks.
The first album spent 70 weeks at the top of the charts. Only Abbey Road and Sgt. Pepper has lasted longer than the Beatles’ albums.
The fact that Please Please Me was the first of eight straight The Beatles studio albums to debut at the top position is perhaps its most fantastic feat.
In 1968, Magical Mystery Tour ended the run. The Beatles’ expertise in their art and the early 1960s demand for a different tune among music listeners get highlighted by a debut that had such an impact.
However, there was no release of the album in the USA. On January 10, 1964, the American received “Introducing The Beatles,” with a different tracklist. Until 1966, The US would have distinct Beatles albums from the rest of the world, but with the publication of “Revolver,” there was finally a consistent worldwide release.
Beginning with “Please Please Me,” John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s songwriting was fully displayed. Eight of the 14 songs on the album were by Lennon and McCartney. In the Stones’ debut album, “The Rolling Stones,” on April 16, 1964, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards contributed to just one song.
“I Saw Her Standing There,” by Paul McCartney, was The Beatles’ first album’s opening track.
For the English band, The Beatles, ‘Please Please Me’ was an unparalleled accomplishment that marked the beginning of the most groundbreaking seven-year recording career the world would ever know.
It was an unparalleled accomplishment that marked the beginning of the most groundbreaking seven-year recording career the world would ever know. That isn’t too good for an album primarily produced in a day for £400.
The Beatles’ PPM album’s songs are still among their best and display a band with the means to take over the world with their groundbreaking music.