ON THIS DATE (48 YEARS AGO)
April 27, 1964 – The Beatles: “Love Me Do” b/w “P.S. I Love You” (Tollie T-9008) 45 single is released in the US.
The 45 single of “Love Me Do” is backed by “P.S. I Love You” and released in the US on this date in April 1964 by Tollie Records.
When the single was originally released in the United Kingdom, it peaked at number seventeen; in 1982 it was re-issued and reached number four. In the United States the single was a number one hit in 1964.
The song is an early Lennon–McCartney song, principally written by Paul McCartney in 1958–1959 while playing truant from school at age 16. John Lennon wrote the middle eight.