Please Please Me / Ask Me Why (first press, with "Made in Gt. Britain")

~ Release by The Beatles (see all versions of this release, 20 available)


Red label with silver print. 45-R prefix in record number.
These labels have “PARLOPHONE” in large stylized letters at the top and the Parlophone £ logo at 3 o’clock.
The publishing year was printed on the label, as “RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1963″.
This release has labels with “MADE IN GT. BRITAIN” printed below the Parlophone £ logo.
Matrix numbers: Side A: 7XCE 17217-1N, Side B: 7XCE 17218-1N.

Annotation last modified on 2016-11-03 21:30 UTC.


7" Vinyl 1
# Title Rating Length
A Please Please Me
5 2:03
B Ask Me Why
5 2:25


7" Vinyl 1

electric bass guitar:
Paul McCartney (tracks A–B)
Ringo Starr (tracks A–B)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track A)
electric guitar:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track B)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track B)
electric guitar [lead guitar]:
George Harrison (The Beatles) (track A)
electric guitar [rhythm guitar]:
John Lennon (Beatle) (track A)
background vocals:
Paul McCartney (track B)
George Harrison (The Beatles) (tracks A–B)
Norman Smith (UK producer/engineer, performer as Hurricane Smith) (tracks A–B)
lead vocals:
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A–B)
lead vocals [double-tracked lead vocals]:
Paul McCartney (track A)
George Martin (tracks A–B)
John Lennon (Beatle) (tracks A–B)
Paul McCartney (tracks A–B)
phonographic copyright by:
EMI Records Ltd. (not for release label use! UK parent of EMI-owned labels until Sept 2012) (1963) (track A)
mixed at:
recorded at:
later translated versions:
Please Please Me (Spanish translation) (track A)
Susi (Please Please Me) (track A)
recording of:
Ask Me Why (1962-11-26) (track B)
Please Please Me (1962-11-26) (track A)
referred to in medleys:
Beatles Medley (Stars on 45) (track A)