Paul McCartney, left, and John Lennon during a November 1963 Beatles show in London. The next month, the band had its first big hit in the U.S. and Beatlemania started to sweep America. AP hide caption

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The Two-Way

It Was 50 Years Ago Today: 'I Want To Hold Your Hand' Hit U.S.

Listen to a clip. We can almost guarantee it will raise a smile. I Want To Hold Your Hand is the song that kicked off Beatlemania in the U.S.

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