The velocity of the Beatles' sudden and spectacular impact in the UK through 1963 was, and is, without precedent in popular music's history. After several years of performing to small, local audiences in the clubs of Merseyside and Hamburg, they had released their first single, 'Love Me Do', in October 1962.
|Title of host publication||Popular Music and Television in Britain|
|Place of Publication||Farnham|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2010|