Friday, October 5, 2012

Get 'em While They're Hot

October 5, 1962


After all the years of learning new chords, new chord sequences, new vocal techniques, and how  to blend them  into a coherent and pleasing sound...  Parlophone releases the first true Beatle record - Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You - on a 45 RPM vinyl disk.  In the coming days, the Beatles become autograph machines, showing up wherever there were kids around to buy the new single.  On the 6th at Dawson's Music Shop in Widnes in connection with their appearance at Hulme Hall in Port Sunlight.  On the 8th down in London at EMI House where they've gone to tape a appearance for Radio Luxembourg, a short wave radio show originating on the continent and beamed directly at the UK to get around the sometimes hidebound BBC monopoly on British broadcasting.  (Take that, Sir Hugh Greene.)

Pic from The Beatles Rarity, one of my favorite Beatles web sites

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