Beatlemania in the collection: 50 years since the release of ‘Love Me Do’
Fifty years ago today, on 5 October 1962, McCartney, Lennon, Starr and Harrison burst onto the UK music scene with ‘Love Me Do’.
The single reached number 17 in the UK music chart, but rocketed straight to number 1 on its US release in 1964.
The hysteria that was soon to follow is legendary. These photographs, taken from the Daily Herald Archive, hint at the Beatlemania which ricocheted around the world as a result of their new-found superstar status.