‘Please Please Me’ at 50: How Well Do You Know the Beatles?
“Please Please Me” documentary courtesy of The Beatles’ official website, beatles.com.
“Twist and Shout,” “Love Me Do,” “I Saw Her Standing There.” It might be hard to believe that these three songs, belonging to the soundtrack of a generation and beloved by several more, sprang from a single album 50 years ago today.
On March 22, 1963, the Beatles’ first album “Please Please Me” debuted in the U.K. as an LP on Parlophone Records following the success of the singles “Love Me Do” and “Please Please Me.” The album shot to the top of British album charts just two months after its release and remained there for 13 weeks. Though it wouldn’t be for another year until the Fab Four visited America, Beatlemania had already struck in England, as Paul, John, George and Ringo were on their way to becoming household names.
How well do you know your early Beatles history? Take the quiz below and find out.