'Please Please Me' was released on George Harrison's birthday today in 1963

February 25, 2018

The first Beatles' single

was released in America by Chicago's Vee Jay Records

on February 25th of 1963

Please Please Me was originally a John Lennon composition (credited to Lennon–McCartney)

although its ultimate form was significantly influenced

by George Martin

"Please Please Me is my song completely. It was my attempt at writing a Roy Orbison song, would you believe it? I wrote it in the bedroom in my house at Menlove Avenue, which was my auntie's place"

John Lennon

George Harrison was celebrating his 20th birthday on this day 

Please Please Me was featured on the A side

The name of band was misspelled as Beattles

Personnel

  • John Lennon – lead vocals, rhythm guitar, harmonica

  • Paul McCartney – bass, double-tracked lead vocals

  • George Harrison – lead guitar, backing vocals

  • Ringo Starr – drums​

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