As The Beatles made history: their first album “fantastic four” recorded in one day

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11 February 1963 The Beatles in one go, in just 10 hours, recorded all the material for their debut album Please Please Me.

Within three months after the release of the eponymous single, 22 March – the Beatles released their first LP disc, which is half of the year topped the British national chart. A year later on the same day the Beatles gave their first concert in Washington.

“From the beginning, The Beatles made history,” wrote journalist Tony barrow in the accompanying text to the Please Please Me album issued in the UK on 22 March 1963. Annotations, which were placed those days on the backs of plates, in fact, were the direct forerunners of today’s press releases.

While recording the CD, the band existed for two years and during that time managed to give numerous concerts in various clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg, so the material for the first album was enough. Of the songs not written by The Beatles, and is cover versions of popular songs. The other part is written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney.

The most successful was the title song “Please Please Me”, which was released as a single and became the first song by The Beatles, which topped the British charts. Also popular are “I Saw Her Standing There” and “Love Me Do”.

The Please Please Me album there are also songs by other artists, the most famous of them – “Twist and Shout”. The song required strong vocal, and John Lennon almost ruined my voice after recording this number. But producer George Martin had foreseen this, and purposely left the recording “Twist and Shout” the last of all the songs in the album.

Lennon later recalled: “We always left the “Twist and Shout” at the end of the concert. I couldn’t just sing the damn song, I always lose my voice”.

However, at the concert at the stadium “Shea” The Beatles sang it first.

The CD “Please Please Me” was recorded on-track equipment BTR. One track was used for instruments and one for vocals. Stereo mix was made later, with a slight overlay of reverb to the track are better blended.

It is worth noting that The Beatles – the British beat-rock band formed in 1960 in Liverpool, is the most famous and popular musical group in the history of mankind. Besides, The Beatles is one of the most successful from a commercial point of view of musical groups in the history of popular music. The number of records sold over 1 million copies, a record in the world music industry. 15 albums of “the Beatles” topped the hit parade in the UK – more than any other performer.

In the first composition of the band were: John Lennon (vocals, rhythm guitar), Paul McCartney (vocals, rhythm guitar), George Harrison (vocals, lead guitar), Stuart Sutcliffe (bass) and Pete best (drums). 1961 Sutcliffe left the band, and the place of bass-guitarist was taken McCartney. 1962 best was replaced by Ringo Starr.

Recall that scientists have solved a long-standing dispute about who wrote the song “In My Life” of the Beatles ‘ “Rubber Soul”.

The study engaged three research specialist from Harvard University, which eventually came to the conclusion that most of the songs written by John Lennon.

As reported by the portal Know.ia of The legendary The Beatles released another official video for the song “Back in the U. S. S. R.” the 50th anniversary of the album “the White Album”.

Also Know As.Eeyore wrote, widow of lead guitarist of The Beatles, George Harrison, Olivia found an unknown song by the legendary Liverpool cetvrti.


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