Daily Archives: December 26, 2013

Capitol rush-releases The Beatles’ ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ in U.S. 50 years ago today (12/26/1963)

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(Thursday, December 26, 1963) — Capitol Records today released the single “I Want to Hold Your Hand”/”I Saw Her Standing There” by The Beatles, which would become the first number one hit in the U.S. for the rock band from Liverpool, England. The single was released two weeks ahead of schedule due to growing demand created by radio airplay.