Today in 1963 Capitol Records released the first Beatles single in the United States

December 26, 2016

Today in 1963

Capitol Records released the first Beatles single in the United States

'I Want To Hold Your Hand'

With

'I Saw Her Standing There'

On the flip-side

 

Several New York radio stations

began playing I Want to Hold Your Hand

The positive response to the record that had started in Washington

and was duplicated in New York and quickly spread to other markets

The record sold one million copies in just ten days

 

 

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