Beatles Love Me Do
The Beatles, arguably the most popular and most influential band in history, started with two English schoolboys skipping class to write songs. In 1958 at ages 16 and 17 respectively, Paul McCartney and John Lennon penned “Love Me Do” while playing hooky. It wasn’t the first song the iconic duo wrote but it was the first they felt good enough to record.
McCartney’s girlfriend at the time, Iris Caldwell became the inspiration for “Love Me Do” and laid the groundwork for massive success for years to come. Oddly enough, American radio stations questioned the song’s potential in the United States. Nevertheless, the song became a hit in the UK and helped fuel Beatlemania years later in the States.