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The Beatles and 'Please Please Me': The 50th Anniversary

Album cover of Please Please Me, with the four Beatles looking over a modern stairway railing

Please Please Me, the debut album of The Beatles, was released 50 years ago -- on March 22, 1963. 

Our friends at InfoPlease have put together a handsome feature, complete with Beatles by the Numbers (1.6 billion singles sold in the U.S. alone) and a ranking of their most influential songs ("A Day in the Life" comes in at a surprising #2).

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