The Beatles: PS I Love You


This was written by Paul McCartney while the group were in Hamburg in early 1962 but credited as always to Lennon-McCartney. It was recorded on September 11, 1962, at Abbey Road Studios and released on October 5 as the B-side of their first single under their own name, Love Me Do. This got to No 17 in Britain, and when it was released in America in 1964 it topped their charts. I think this is a better song than Love Me Do. It featured on their 1963 debut album Please Please Me, which I played until it was nearly transparent.

The group played it live on their 1963 BBC radio show Pop Go The Beatles.


One Reply to “The Beatles: PS I Love You”

  1. Parlophone R4949.

    I struggle to remember what happened the day before yesterday, but I never forget that The Beatles first single was Parlophone R4949. (The first copies had a red label and later copies had a black label – because the single was released on the cusp of Parlophone changing its label design).

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