Just a year ago the Beatles were known only to patrons of Liverpool pubs. Today there isn't
a Britisher who doesn't know their names, and their fame has spread quickly around the
The foursome -- John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney -- write,
play and sing a powerhouse music filled with zest and uninhibited good humor that make
listening a sensation-filled joy. It isn't rhythm and blues. It's not exactly rock 'n'
roll. It's their own special sound, or, as group leader Lennon puts it, "Our music is
just -- well, our music.
Now the Beatles are getting a royal welcome in America. Ed Sullivan signed them for three
appearances in rapid sucession on his Sunday night TV show. They are shortly to film
in England a feature length United Artists movie for worldwide release.
And here is their first Capitol record -- Meet The Beatles!