‘It was break or bust’: Abbey Road, throat lozenges, and the frenetic making of the first Beatles album

On the 60th anniversary of ‘Please Please Me’, Mark Beaumont takes a deeper look into the 12 hours and £400 spent making the legendary debut that lit the fuse for Beatlemania and ignited rock’n’roll’s second phase

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Blogger’s note – Oh dear, a pretty good article spoiled by the myth that Brian Epstein bought 10,000 copies of Love Me Do. There was no point in Brian buying so many copies. The chart was done on a points system per shop then – not on total record sales.


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