On This Day :
April 27, 1964 : Love Me Do, debut single by The Beatles, backed by P.S. I Love You, was released in the US.
Fun facts :
* The single was originally released in the UK on 5 October 1962.
* Love Me Do has reached #17 in the UK and became a #1 Top Hit in the US.
* The song was written by Paul Mc Cartney, when he was 16, and prior to the existence of the Beatles.
* Later on, the song has been credited to Lennon / McCartney, John playing the harmonica and duet vocals with Paul.
* Three different recorded versions of the song have been released, each with a different drummer.
* Version one (Anthology 1) : Pete Best (original member and first drummer of the Beatles, dismissed from the group in 1962) on drums.
* Version two (UK single / Pat Masters) : Ringo Starr (he joined the Beatles in August 1962, replacing Pete Best) on drums.
* Version three (US single) : Andy White (session drummer) on drums / Ringo was relegated to play tambourine.