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29/11/1963 The Beatles release 'I Want to Hold Your Hand'

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The Beatles - I Want To Hold Your Hand - Performed Live On The Ed Sullivan Show 2/9/64

"I Want to Hold Your Hand" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it was the first Beatles record to be made using four-track equipment. It was also the group's first American number 1 hit, entering the Billboard Hot 100 chart and starting the British invasion of the American music industry.
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    • Reception and legacy 

    • Cover versions and use in pop culture 

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