There are many reasons why “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was The Beatles’ first American smash. Dig into what makes the record irresistible.
On a long bus ride, Paul came up with the nugget of a song. A few months later, it would be the one to launch The Beatles to global stardom.
Movies with rock and roll stars were nothing new. But the Beatles took a very different approach to their first big screen gig. And the songs they wrote for the film highlight their unconventional approach.
Believe it or not, The Beatles were having a hard time breaking through in America. One year — and one movie — changed everything.