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Encyclopedia > Love Me Do
"Love Me Do"
Love Me Do cover
Single by The Beatles
from the album Please Please Me
Released October 5, 1962
Format 7", CD (1992)
Recorded Abbey Road Studios: September 4 and 11, 1962
Genre Rock and roll
Length 2 min 22 sec (Side A)
2 min 6 sec (Side B)
Label Parlophone R4949
Producer(s) George Martin
Chart positions
  • #17 (UK 1962)
  • #4 (UK 1982)
  • #1 (US 1964)
The Beatles singles chronology

"Love Me Do"
(1962)
"Please Please Me"
1963

"Love Me Do" is an early Lennon-McCartney song, mainly written by Paul McCartney in 1961-2. This image is the cover of an album or single. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... The Beatles were a pop and rock music group from Liverpool, England, who continue to be held in the very highest regard for their artistic achievements, their huge commercial success, and their ground-breaking role in the history of popular music. ... Please Please Me was the title of the Beatles first album. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... A gramophone record, (also phonograph record - often simply record) is an analog sound recording medium: a flat disc rotating at a constant angular velocity, with inscribed spiral grooves in which a stylus or needle rides. ... It has been suggested that CD rot be merged into this article or section. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... The legendary recording studio Abbey Road Studios, created in November of 1931 by EMI in London, is best known as the legendary recording studio used by the rock bands The Beatles, Cliff Richard, Pink Floyd and The Shadows. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... A minute is a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... Look up second in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Parlophone Records Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Sir George Martin Sir George Martin C. B. E. (born January 3, 1926) is sometimes referred to as the fifth Beatle, a title that he owes to his work as producer of almost all of the Beatles records. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal Republic George... The Beatles were a pop and rock music group from Liverpool, England, who continue to be held in the very highest regard for their artistic achievements, their huge commercial success, and their ground-breaking role in the history of popular music. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Please Please Me is the second single released from the Beatles first album, Please Please Me. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... The songwriting credit Lennon/McCartney appears on all Beatles songs that were written by John Lennon and/or Paul McCartney. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born June 18, 1942) is a British singer, musician and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ...


The first single released by The Beatles on October 5, 1962 was "Love Me Do" backed by "P.S. I Love You". When the single was originally released in the UK it peaked at #17 in the singles chart; in 1982 it was re-issued and this time reached #4. In the US the single was a #1 hit in 1964. The Beatles were a pop and rock music group from Liverpool, England, who continue to be held in the very highest regard for their artistic achievements, their huge commercial success, and their ground-breaking role in the history of popular music. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... P.S. I Love You is a Lennon-McCartney song recorded by the Beatles and released on October 5, 1962 as the B-side of their Love Me Do single. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less*) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides, usually remixes or other songs. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: E pluribus unum (1789 to 1956) (Latin: Out of Many, One) In God We Trust (1956 to present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at federal level; English de facto Government • President • Vice President Federal Republic George... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ...


The Beatles' "Love Me Do" begins with bluesy harmonica played by John Lennon, then features Lennon and McCartney on joint lead vocals (Harrison sang harmony), although McCartney handles the low solo vocals on the song's title phrase when all of the instruments go silent. Lennon had previously sung these sections, but this late change in vocals was made when the harmonica part was added – as Lennon had to play the harmonica once the instrumentation started up again on the "do" of "love me do". The blues is a vocal and instrumental form of music based on a pentatonic scale and a characteristic twelve-bar chord progression. ... Wikibooks has more about this subject: Harmonica A harmonica is a free reed musical wind instrument (also known, among other things, as a mouth organ or mouth harp, French harp, tin sandwich, blues harp, simply harp, or Mississippi saxophone), having multiple, variably-tuned brass or bronze reeds, each secured at... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE, (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was an iconic 20th century singer-songwriter of popular music with Paul McCartney as Lennon-McCartney throughout the 1960s, and was a founding member of The Beatles. ...


This song was recorded by The Beatles at different times with three different drummers:

Most issues of the single contain the Andy White version of the track (that can also be heard on several albums including Please Please Me, and The Beatles' Hits EP). However, the initial issues of the UK single featured the Ringo Starr version, which is also included on the compilation album Past Masters, Volume One. All singles printed with the red Parlophone label contain the Ringo Starr version (recorded on September 4), whereas the singles having a black Parlophone label are the Andy White version (recorded on September 11). The CD single issued on October 5, 1992 contains both of these versions of "Love Me Do". The Pete Best version remained unreleased until 1995 when it was included on the Anthology 1 album. June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... The Beatles, early 1962: (l-r) Pete, George, Paul and John. ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Kensington in London, in the United Kingdom. ... The legendary recording studio Abbey Road Studios, created in November of 1931 by EMI in London, is best known as the legendary recording studio used by the rock bands The Beatles, Cliff Richard, Pink Floyd and The Shadows. ... London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England and is the most populous city in the European Union. ... The Beatles Anthology 1 was released in late 1995, and includes tracks from their days as the Quarry Men, through the Decca auditions and the album Beatles for Sale. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular British musician, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... Sir George Martin Sir George Martin C. B. E. (born January 3, 1926) is sometimes referred to as the fifth Beatle, a title that he owes to his work as producer of almost all of the Beatles records. ... Parlophone Records Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... Past Masters, Volume One is an album by the Beatles released in 1988. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... Andy White (born 1930 in Scotland) is a drummer, best known for playing drums on some of the recordings of the Beatles first single, Love Me Do. White was a studio drummer in the 1950s and 1960sin London, recording with artists like Billy Fury, Marlene Dietrich, Hermans Hermits and... Parlophone Records Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... Please Please Me was the title of the Beatles first album. ... Please Please Me was the title of the Beatles first album. ... An extended play (or EP), is typically the name given to vinyl records or CDs which are too long to be called singles but too short to qualify as albums. ... Past Masters, Volume One is an album by the Beatles released in 1988. ... Parlophone Records Parlophone is a record label which was founded in Germany prior to World War I by the Carl Lindstrom Company. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit České Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Beatles Anthology 1 was released in late 1995, and includes tracks from their days as the Quarry Men, through the Decca auditions and the album Beatles for Sale. ...


"Love Me Do", featuring Starr drumming, was also recorded eight times at the BBC; and played on the BBC radio programmes Here We Go, Talent Spot, Saturday Club, Side By Side, Pop Go The Beatles, and Easy Beat between October 1962 and October 1963. The version of "Love Me Do" recorded on July 10, 1963 at the BBC, and broadcast on the July 23, 1963 Pop Go The Beatles programme can be heard on The Beatles album Live at the BBC. The Beatles also performed the song live on the February 20, 1963 Parade Of The Pops BBC radio broadcast. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Live at the BBC was released by the Beatles in December 1994, and includes tracks from the multitude of the recordings they made for radio shows at the BBC during 1963-1965 Track listing Disc 1 Beatle Greetings (Speech) From Us to You (Lennon-McCartney) Previously unreleased variation Riding on... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


In 1972, Lennon commented: "Paul wrote the main structure of this when he was sixteen, or even earlier. I think I had something to do with the middle." 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ...


In 1982, McCartney remarked: "In Hamburg we clicked... At the Cavern we clicked... but if you want to know when we 'knew' we'd arrived, it was getting in the charts with 'Love Me Do'. That was the one. It gave us somewhere to go." 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The smaller Alster lake at dusk Hamburg (Low German: Hamborg, [haˑmbɔːχ]) is the second largest city in Germany and with Hamburg Harbour, its principal port, Hamburg is also the second largest port city in the European Union. ... The Cavern Club, which was opened on January 16, 1957, was a legendary rock and roll club at 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England, where Brian Epstein was introduced to the Beatles in 1961. ...


Similarly Starr in 1976 enthused: "The first record, 'Love Me Do', for me that was more important than anything else. That first piece of plastic. You can't believe how great that was. It was so wonderful. We were on a record!" 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1976 calendar). ...


Instrumentation (album version)

  • Paul McCartney on Hofner "violin" bass, lead vocal
  • John Lennon on harmonica, Rickenbacker Capri 325 guitar, lead vocal
  • George Harrison on acoustic guitar, harmony vocal
  • Andy White on drums
  • Ringo Starr on tambourine

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Cover versions

"Love Me Do" has been covered by:

Bobby Vee (born April 30, 1943) is an American pop music singer. ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Sandie Shaw (real name Sandra Ann Goodrich) (born February 26, 1947) was the most successful British girl singer of the 1960s. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born July 7, 1940), known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is a popular British musician, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Vertical Man is Ringo Starrs eleventh studio album, issued in 1998. ... Flaco Jimenez Flaco Jiménez (born March 11, 1939) is a Tejano musician from San Antonio, Texas. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ...

External links

  • Instrumentation and Lyrics for "Love Me Do"
  • Song-by-Song Listing for "Love Me Do"
  • Alan W. Pollack's Notes on "Love Me Do"
  • Listing for "Love Me Do" at Steve's Beatles Page
  • Listing for "Love Me Do" at The Complete Guide to The Beatles' Instruments
  • "Love Me Do" Song Review at allmusic
The Beatles
Singles
All You Need Is Love | Baby It's You | The Ballad of John and Yoko | Can't Buy Me Love | Day Tripper | Do You Want to Know a Secret? | Eight Days a Week | Eleanor Rigby | Free as a Bird | From Me to You | Get Back | Got to Get You into My Life | A Hard Day's Night | Hello Goodbye | Help! | Hey Jude | I Feel Fine | I Want to Hold Your Hand (Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand) | Lady Madonna | Let It Be | The Long and Winding Road | Love Me Do | Matchbox | Beatles Movie Medley | Nowhere Man | Paperback Writer | Penny Lane | Please Please Me | Rain | Real Love | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band | She Loves You (Sie Liebt Dich) | Slow Down | Something | Strawberry Fields Forever | Ticket to Ride | Twist and Shout | We Can Work It Out | Yellow Submarine | Yesterday
B-sides
Ask Me Why | Baby You're a Rich Man | Baby's in Black | Don't Let Me Down | For You Blue | I Am the Walrus | I Don't Want to Spoil the Party | I'll Get You | I'm Down | Matchbox | Old Brown Shoe | P.S. I Love You | Revolution | Rock and Roll Music | She's a Woman | Thank You Girl | The Inner Light | Things We Said Today | This Boy | Yes It Is | You Can't Do That | You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)

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Love me do G C Love, love me do G C You know Ilove you G C I'll always be true C C/G n.c.
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