Chart success: I Feel Fine

On December 10th 1964, I Feel Fine reached the top of the UK Singles Chart, remaining there for 5 weeks; it also topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the US on December 26th, 1964.

The B-side to I Feel Fine was Paul McCartney's She's a Woman, which later became a popular song in the Beatles' live repertoire.

John and Cynthia Lennon, 1964.

John and Cynthia Lennon, 1964.

 "That's me completely. Including the electric guitar lick and the record with the first feedback anywhere. I defy anybody to find a record - unless it's some old blues record in 1922 - that uses feedback that way."

JOHN LENNON