While George Martin was not sure of Ringo Starr's drumming ability, he hired session drummer Andy White to sit in and drum on the Album version of "Love Me Do", while Ringo played the tambourine. Ringo did however play drums on the single version of "Love Me Do". The lyrics for the song were written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon at their young age (16 and 17). They created a lot of songs before, but, as they decided, it was the first one worth recording. That's how the song about McCartney's girlfriend of those times became the first single of probably the best known British band.

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