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Encyclopedia > P.S. I Love You (1962 song)

"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. It is also included on their 1963 album Please Please Me. lennon was a beater of women and he didnt even write any of the good songs like hey jude and yesterday. ... 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 groundbreaking 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). ... 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. ... Love Me Do, backed by P.S. I Love You, was the first single released by The Beatles on October 5, 1962. ... 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. ... Template:C20YearInnTopic 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ... Please Please Me was the title of the Beatles first album. ...


The version featured on the single and album was recorded on September 11, 1962 at Abbey Road Studios, London. The Beatles also recorded this song at the BBC on October 25, 1962; November 27, 1962 and June 17, 1963 for subsequent broadcast on the BBC radio programmes Here We Go, Talent Spot and Pop Go the Beatles respectively. 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). ... 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. ... For other uses, see London (disambiguation) and Defining London (below). ... The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is largest the publicly-funded radio and television broadcasting corporation of the United Kingdom (see British television). ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... Template:C20YearInnTopic 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


Paul McCartney described "P.S. I Love You" as: "A theme song based on a letter... It was pretty much mine. I don't think John had much of a hand in it. There are certain themes that are easier than others to hang a song on, and a letter is one of them... It's not based in reality, nor did I write it to my girlfriend from Hamburg, which some people think." Paul McCartney on stage in Prague, June 6, 2004 Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE, Kt. ... Alster Lake at dusk Hamburg 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. ...


John Lennon said about this song: "That's Paul's song. He was trying to write a 'Soldier Boy' like the Shirelles. He wrote that in Germany, or when we were going to and from Hamburg. I might have contributed something. I can't remember anything in particular. It was mainly his song." ("Soldier Boy" was a US #1 single for the Shirelles in 1962.) John Winston Ono Lennon (9 October 1940 – 8 December 1980) was best known as a singer, songwriter, poet and guitarist for the English music group The Beatles. ... The Shirelles were an influential American girl group in the early 1960s. ...


Cover versions

"P.S. I Love You" has been covered by:

  • the Italian singer Riki Maiocchi in 1965; and
  • Peter Lipa on his 2003 album Beatles in Blue(s), which features unusual cover versions of 16 Beatles songs.

1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Peter Lipa (born May 30, 1943) is a singer, composer and promoter of jazz. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Instrumentation and Lyrics for "P.S. I Love You"
  • Song-by-Song Listing for "P.S. I Love You"
  • Alan W. Pollack's Notes on "P.S. I Love You"
  • Listing for "P.S. I Love You" at Steve's Beatles Page
  • Listing for "P.S. I Love You" at The Complete Guide to the Beatles' Instruments
The Beatles
John Lennon | Paul McCartney | George Harrison | Ringo Starr
Pete Best | Stuart Sutcliffe
Management
Brian Epstein | Apple Records
Production
George Martin | Geoff Emerick | Norman Smith | Abbey Road Studios
Related articles
History | Discography | Bootlegs | Long-term influence | Beatlemania
Beatlesque | Fifth Beatle | Paul Is Dead | British Invasion | Yoko Ono | 1960s | Apple Corps

 
 

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