The Beatles “Love me do” released 50 years ago

October 05, 2012 :: 01:53 PM EDT

Fifty years ago (1962), The Beatles released their first single “Love me do“,  backed by “P.S. I Love You“. The single went to No. 17 in the UK and No. 1 in 1964.

The song is an early Lennon–McCartney composition, mainly written by Paul McCartney in 1958–1959 while playing truant from school at age 16.