The Beatles: The Hit Song That Almost Didn't Happen

In the Beatles' early days, the band begged to record "Love Me Do" as its debut single.
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John Paul George and Ringo it might be hard to believe that but it was fifteen years ago when The Beatles came together to release their very. First -- love me do. They were to record more than two and -- songs over the years but as ABC's David Wright takes us back. It's to the moment this sound first sailed out across the airwaves. The song that would change rock and roll history almost didn't. This was supposed to be The Beatles debut single. How do you do it by Mitch Murray that the -- -- it is. -- bagged a record one of their own songs they did three takes John Paul George and Pete Best then Pete was out Ringo came in. Then a guy named Andy white came and Ringo demoted to tambourine. And wounded. That's the version on their first American single timeless we think -- I know have you come -- I'll always features. And it didn't. But the double checked today we asked the expert. And Robert Louis Stevenson elementary school misses school buildings fourth and fifth grade class and we're gonna play game -- name that -- The Beatles are they are grandparents music one man shot up straight away. The from a lot of the others. Links lawyers Yemeni Green Day song. It may not be on their iPods. But it. They couldn't resist will be. David Wright ABC news sent.

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