The Beatles. Just seeing those two words written down or heard spoken out loud is enough to send some people in to paroxysms of delight. John, Paul, George and Ringo… and Pete. We can’t forget Pete. Without Pete Best, maybe no Beatles. Drove the backbeat for more live Beatles concerts than Ringo ever did. Of course, Ringo played on a hell of a lot more Beatles recordings than Pete, so Mr Starkey has clearly had the last laugh. Peace and Love, Pete!
This Sunday sees the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ first 7″ single, Love Me Do, entering the UK charts. Maybe you already already knew that, you may have read or heard one or two things in the media recently…
Anyway, we here at E&T salute the transcendental majesty of The Beatles with this graphic charting (sorry) the performance of Beatles’ singles until they finally hit that magic Number 1 spot with From Me To You in May 1963, the Please Please Me farrago notwithstanding. The graphic has turned out a little bit complicated, but pay attention and all will become clear. A splendid time is guaranteed for all!
Click on the graphic for an expanded view.