In 1963, the Beatles were exploding in England. Their debut LP, Please Please Me, came out in March, followed by their mega hit single “She Loves You” in August. Their second album, With the Beatles, and another hit single, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” followed in the fall. Screaming girls, throngs of fans, bushels of albums being sold—this was when it all started. (x)
The Beatles holding their silver LP and EP discs presented to them by EMI records in London to mark sales of records including the LP ‘Please Please Me’ and 'Twist And Shout’, the best-selling EP of all time, 18 November 1963.