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The original Ludwig drum kit used for the recording of ''Love Me Do'', The Beatles' first single on their first album ''Please Please Me'', released on 22 March 1963 and ushering in Beatlemania. The session was recorded on 11 September 1962 at EMI London, with this recording of ''Love Me Do'' used on the Beatles' first album ''Please Please Me'' as well as the first Beatles U.S. release of ''Love Me Do'' and the 1982 re-release of the song. In addition to ''Love Me Do'', this Ludwig drum kit is also heard on ''P.S. I Love You'', which plays on the B-side of the British single and on the ''Please Please Me'' album. The kit was played by Andy White during the recording session, who played with the Fab Four that day, with Ringo playing tambourine on ''Love Me Do''. Kit comprises a 14'' x 22'' bass drum, 16'' x 16'' floor tom, 9'' x 13'' tom-tom (which is date-stamped 1956 inside) and 5.5'' x 14'' snare. Drum head is new. The original Black Diamond Pearl wrapping is present and matches exactly the photo of White playing the drum kit. From the personal collection of Clive Edwards, who studied drum playing under Reg Weller, one of Andy White's best friends. Weller procured the kit for Edwards after White secured an endorsement deal with Ajax drums. With an LOA from Thea White, the widow of Andy White.
Drum Kit Used to Record The Beatles' Very First Single ''Love Me Do'', on Their Debut Album ''Please Please Me'' -- Also Used on ''P.S. I Love You''
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