On October 5, 1962, “Parlaphone” label released “Love Me Do”, the Beatles’ first single, with “P.S. I Love You” as B side. “Love Me Do” was written few years before it was released, and before the name The Beatles existed. The song is signed by Lennon and McCartney and the single was produced by George Martin. Three different versions of the song were recorded, each with a different drummer:
- 6 June 1962 – with Pete Best
- 4 September 1962 – with Ringo Starr
- 11 September 1962 – with Andy White
George Martin said: When ‘Love Me Do’ was released, it was the day the world changed.