The Beatles 50 Years Ago Today : Monday, July 1, 1963

Studio Two, EMI Studios, London

Compose in Newcastle-upon-Tyne the previous Wednesday, "She Loves You" - which was to become the Beatle's first million-selling single, yielding the "Yeah, yeah Yeah" catchphrase so loved by the media was recording during a 345-minute session the day at EMI, as was it's B-side "I'll get you" (known at this point by it's working title, "Get you in the end".

The session was arranged for 2:30-5:30 pm, instead it ran from 5:00-10:45, however, existing EWI paperwork does not document the number of "takes" it took for the two songs to be recorded.

"She Loves You" was issued by EMI on Friday, August 23rd; British sales passed the half-million milestone on November 27th. The single also achieved the very rare feat of enjoying two separate spells at number one, originally occupying the summit for four weeks, spending a further seven in the top three and then returning to the top for two more.

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