It Was 50 Years Ago Today

On October 5, 1962, a 45rpm single was released called "Love Me Do," with "P.S. I Love You" on the B-side. It was the very first Beatles single, and it peaked at #17 on the British pop charts. The song went to #1 in the U.S. two years later. The song, written by teenagers John Lennon and Paul McCartney years earlier, was pretty nondescript compared to their later music, but it marked the beginning of a decade-long phenomenon in pop music. The Beatles reached unprecedented popularity in the music industry and are to this day the best-selling band in history. Link -via Metafilter

To celebrate this milestone, we present some of the many posts we've done on the Beatles for your edification and entertainment.

Neatorama presents Beatlemania Week

The Day John Lennon Met Paul McCartney

The Origin of the Beatles Haircut

The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show

The Beatles' Troublesome Butcher Album Cover

The Embarrassing Magical Mystery Tour Party

The Cover Art of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Meet the Beatles Covers

The Beatles' Final Film: Let It Be

How the Beatles Officially Ended -at Disney World

Beatles Items in the NeatoShop

..and a look into the future: Beatles 3000

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