On This Day
February 7, 1964 – The first visit to the United States by the Beatles, a British rock-and-roll quartet that had just scored its first No. 1 U.S. hit six days before with “I Want to Hold Your Hand.”
August 16, 1962 – Ringo Starr was picked to replace Pete Best as the drummer for the Beatles. Best had been with the group for about 2 1/2 years.
Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Pete Best, George Harrison
Ringo Starr in 1962
Feb 25, 1963 – The Beatles released their first U.S. single “Please Please Me.”