I Want to Hold Your Hand
by The Beatles
The mop-topped Fab Four are seen here in their early days as the biggest band ever.
Would it be fair to call them the original boy band? Check out those Cuban heels.
The Beatles stand in front of the plane that took them to America.
Here's the cover to the album, With The Beatles, which was released around the same time as "I Want To Hold Your Hand."
The Beatles hang out with Ed Sullivan at the end of their performance.
Paul shows Ed Sullivan his iconic Hofner bass.
The poorly-reviewed debut of The Beatles in America was nonetheless the start of a revolution in American music.
The momentous occasion is recreated in the Rock Band: The Beatles video game.
The US single (Capitol released the song in the US) sleeve can be seen here. In 1984 the company airbrushed Paul's cigarette out of the image for its re-release.