Friday, November 22, 2013

Again, Fifty Years Ago Today

The Beatles released their second album in Britain.

Their first album, Please, Please Me, had been release in March of 1963 and after a month reached number one on the British music sales charts. It remained there for thirty weeks. What knocked the Beatles' first album out of the number one spot?

The Beatles' second album.

Reacquaint yourself with it below.

The Beatles at this time had still been unable to secure an agreement of any  major recording company to distribute their first two albums. Few in America had heard them.

Coincidentally, on this day in 1963, CBS  had scheduled to broadcast a 5 minute segment during their evening news on "Beatlemania" in Britain. CBS was forced to reschedule the segment until the following month, because of another event that happened on this day in 1963: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The original CBS segment below:


CW said...

Just heard a Beatles song this morning and stopped for a second to remember how talented they were.

RightDetour said...

I added a video that did not take with the original post.

I remember first hearing them when I was about seven or eight years old. My friend next door had an older brother in junior high, who owned the first two or three recordings. When the brother was out, my friend got out the records and played them. I can only remember the wonderful melodies and how they seemed to flow exactly where they were supposed to go.

Today, I own all their albums, all their movies, and a couple of t-shirts.

Yea yea yea.