This Day in Music – 1963: The Beatles’ first appearance in the American Charts


The origin of the moniker “Lennon-McCartney” dates back to a writer credit for a 1963 Del Shannon cover of The Beatle’s tune “From Me to You.” Initially placing 87 on the Billboard Hot 100, “From Me to You” was the first imprint of the British Invasion on the American pop music scene, a scene the Beatles would soon dominate. The song was also the first to be a genuine collaborative composition, as Lennon and McCartney wrote it through a back-and-forth exchange on a bus to a tour in Shrewsbury.

Del Shannon — “From Me to You”


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Editorial Assistant Weiyu Dang currently lives in Montreal because of his intense affection for the STM. While he attends McGill to pursue a double major in English and History, Young Wei purposefully lives far from school to capitalize on the metro commute potential. Musical interests include Bartok, Hard Bop, and YG. Weiyu worked for La Scena Musicale from July 4th to August 1st, 2016.

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