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Fact #53451


Short story:

The Beatles, with session drummer Andy White standing in for Ringo Starr, record Love Me Do and P.S. I Love You, under the watchful eye of producer George Martin at Abbey Road Studios, London, UK.

Full article:

John Lennon : Paul wrote the main structure of this when he was sixteen, or even earlier. I think I had something to do with the middle eight.

Paul McCartney : I remember coming in to Abbey Road studio for the very first time ever, like nervous children, and George having just sustained a black eye at the Cavern from some guy who'd popped him one.

George Martin : There was certainly no evidence that they could write the necessary hits, but I was convinced I had a hit group on my hands if only I could find the right songs. As I couldn't find anything better, I reluctantly agreed to release Love Me Do as the first single. I thought it was the best of the bunch and John's harmonica was very appealing.

Paul McCartney : We were doing Love Me Do, which John and I sang in unison, until John was to break off and sing 'Love Me Do