Didja know that it was on this day, May 2nd, 1963 he Beatles went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘From Me To You’, the group’s first No.1 and the first of eleven consecutive No.1’s. The title of the song was inspired from a letter’s column called From You To Us that ran in the British music newspaper, The New Musical Express” However “From Me To You failed to make an impact in the United States at the time of its initial release. Meanwhile, and get this! A cover version recorded and released in June of ‘63 by Del Shannon resulted in the song, reaching number 77 on the U.S. charts! Making it the first Lennon–McCartney tune to enter the US pop charts.
Ironically the first “Beatles song to hit the U.S. Charts was NOT a Beatle’s record! However, later in May of ‘64 Vee Jay records coupled the song with “Please Please Me as the “B – side. Initially “From Me To You “ received very little attention until Chicago disc Jockey Dick Biondi flipped it over and started playing “The B side” “Please Please Me.” Within a few weeks, the Beatles enjoyed their first “Double “A” sided number One in the U.S.A.
”Please Please Me” b/w “From Me To You”. Sooooooo, If you didn’t catch it back in June 1963, Here’s Del Shannon doing His version
No Question Del Rocks it! But! Do you think Del’s version influenced The Beatles?
Sounds like YES to us! But, what do YOU think?