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Please, Please Me – 50 years ago!

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P1000827Hard to believe it’s 50 years today since the release of the Beatles first LP “Please, Please Me”.

It was released on Parlophone, 14 tracks of great music all recorded in one day and produced by George Martin.

It’s hard to understand the impact it had on everyone if you weren’t there. The raw fresh sound which heralded the swinging sixties for many people. As Tony Barrow wrote on the back of the LP cover “Their music is wild, pungent, hard-hitting, uninhibited …. and personal”

I wasn’t that keen on their first single “Love Me Do” but the second one, and the title of this LP, “Please Please Me” was for me and many other group members a turning point.

The album starts with an upbeat “I saw her standing there” and finishes with a cover of “Twist & Shout”, always a crowd pleaser for any guitar…

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He says he's a psychologist but aren't we all?

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