The Beatles scored their first US No.1 album with 'Meet The Beatles!'
The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool, in 1960. The band consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. The Beatles became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era!
However, on this day in music The Beatles scored their first US No.1 album with 'Meet The Beatles!' The album stayed at No.1 for eleven weeks!
This was their second album which was released in the United States. It was the first US Beatles album to be issued by Capitol Records on the 20th of January 1964 in both mono and stereo formats. It topped the popular album chart on 15 February 1964 and remained at number one for an impressive eleven weeks before being replaced by The Beatles' Second Album, the first time that an artist replaced itself at the peak album position. The cover featured Robert Freeman's portrait used for the UK with the Beatles release, with a blue tint added to the original stark black-and-white photograph!
In 2003, “Meet the Beatles” was ranked number 59 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2004, the album was released on compact disc in both stereo and mono as part of The Capitol Albums, Volume 1 box set. In 2014, the album, along with the rest of the Beatles' US catalogue, was made available on iTunes for the first time.