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Beatlemania! The first North American release

Beatlemania ! With The Beatles - Capitol Records of CANADA, T-6051 Mono Dic, 2, 1963

When word spread to North America of The Beatles phenomenal success overseas, Capitol of Canada decided to release the Beatles second British LP With The Beatles. The label altered the front cover of the album by adding favorable quotes and retitling the record Beatlemania! With The Beatles.This LP holds the distinction of being the FIRST Beatles album in North America (2 December 1963), preceding Vee-Jay's "Introducing The Beatles and Capitol's Meet The Beatles.
The back cover of the Canadian release is essentially the same as that of the British LP, with both featuring the same liner notes by Tony Barrow.Beatlemania ! was issued as part of the label's 6000 Series,which concentrated on pop albums, and was assigned number T-6051.The LP was ONLY ISSUED IN MONO. Unlike Vee-Jay and Capitol in the U.S., Capitol of Canada did not delete any songs from the British album.Thus, Canadian purchasers were luckily treated to all fourteen songs.

Note: Different edition of official album. Just to know it. No download here.

Beatles' Covers

Yes - Every Little Thing

A Beatles Timeline and Notes on Beatles Songs - E

Eight Days a Week (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly Paul
Recorded: 6 Oct 64
Released: 15 Feb 65 (US), on "Beatles for Sale": 4 Dec 64 (UK), on "Beatles VI": 14 Jun 65 (US)
Notes: Knocked out quickly. Ringo suggested the title, or in another version, a driver did so.

Eleanor Rigby (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly Paul
Recorded: 28, 29 Apr, 6 Jun 66
Released: 5 Aug 66 (US and UK), on "Revolver": 5 Aug 66 (UK), 8 Aug 66 (US)
Notes: "Darning socks" from Ringo. Temporary lyrics were "Ola Na Tungee/Blowing his mind in the dark/With a pipe full of clay/No-one can say." Paul claims Eleanor was not based on a real person and the name and surname came independently. There is a gravestone in a chuchyard where they hung out with that name. But Paul says Eleanor came from Eleanor Bron (one of John's girlfriends) and Rigby came from a shop sign "Rigby & Evans Ltd., Wine & Spirit Shippers." Father McKenzie was originally Father McCartney; McKenzie came from the phone book. This was a real change in Paul's writing. Her name was originally "Miss Daisy Hawkins." Paul's first attempt at serious music.

The End (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Paul
Recorded: 23 Jul, 5, 7, 8, 15, 18 Aug 69
Released: on "Abbey Road": 26 Sept 69 (UK), 1 Oct 69 (US)

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 27 Jun, 1, 23 Jul 68
Released: on "The Beatles": 22 Nov 68 (UK), 25 Nov 68 (US)
Notes: Monkey is Yoko, and heroin (monkey on back). Originally "Come on, come on."

Every Little Thing (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly Paul
Recorded: 29, 30 Sep 64
Released: on "Beatles for Sale": 4 Dec 64 (UK), on "Beatles VI": 14 Jun 65 (US)
Notes: Filler. Written for Jane.

Natasha Emily singing Working Class Hero

Beatles' Covers

Ozzy Osbourne - Working Class Hero

Beatles' Covers

Marilyn Manson - Working Class Hero

Beatles' Covers

Manic Street Preachers - Working Class Hero

Beatles' Covers

Pain of Salvation - Working Class Hero

Beatles' Covers

Noir D├ęsir - Working Class Hero

Beatles' Covers

Green Day - Working Class Hero

Beatles' Covers

Cyndi Lauper - Working Class Hero

Beatles' Covers

Marianne Faithfull - Working Class Hero

Beatles' Memorabilia

Beatles fan club badges, 1963/4

These four official Beatles badges could only be ordered from the fan club. A copy of the order form and the letter that was sent out with the badges, signed by Norman Drees, Beatle Fan Club, are also in the collection.
The badges are displayed here with the order form and fan club letter.

Introducing The Twickenham Sessions

The Beatles Story, Albert Dock

"Experience eighteen audio visual sets which tell it all. From the harmony to the disharmony. Walk the streets of Hamburg then stand in the Cavern Club as it was, re-created in sight, sound and even smell.
You'll be moved by John's recording of "Imagine" in the mysterious white room, and a splendid time is guaranteed for all.
For fans of the Fab Four, or even for those who want to see what the fuss was about, the Beatles Story is a fascinating glimpse into the past. "

Britannia Vaults, Albert Dock. Tel: 0151-709 1963
Open "Eight days a week" 10.00-6.00, last admission 5.00.
Admission: Contact above phone number for current prices.

The Beatles North American Concert Tickets - 2

Carnegie Hall, New York - February 12, 1964

The Beatles played two 35-minute shows at Carnegie Hall, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. Capitol Records had planned to record both shows and release a live album. In a letter to Carnegie Hall dated February 3rd, 1964, Capitol agreed to provide letters of permission from Brian Epstein and Sid Bernstein for tape recording the show. They also agreed to pay Carnegie Hall $300 to record the event, and another $300 to use "Recorded at Carnegie Hall" on an album cover. Capitol had already planned the placement of the recording equipment, but at the last minute was prevented from doing so by the American Federation of Musicians union.

Parquet White $ 5.50


First Tier Box Red $ 5.50

The Beatles At Carnegie Hall U.K. magazine

Deauville Hotel Mau Mau Club, Miami - February 16, 1964 (Ed Sullivan Show)

General Admission Blue Complimentary Rehearsal

Guest letter from the Casablanca hotel offering two complimentary tickets to their guests for the main show at 8:00pm. The Versailles hotel also offered free tickets, but for the dress rehearsal.

The Official Beatles

A list of all 212 Beatles' songs and covers officially released on record between 1962 and 1970
by Ger Tillekens

The official Beatles' canon covers all songs the Beatles recorded and authorized for publication in their years as a performing group. In those years between 1962 and 1970 the Beatles released 219 songs or song variants, which are listed below in order of appearance. In this list there are 24 covers (C), and 1 traditional (T), leaving us with up to 194 released recordings of original Beatles' songs. Among those 194 we find 9 song variations and 1 song fragment. Of those 10 performances most authors of Beatles' books and commentaries discard 7 tracks as just variants or invalid members of the Beatles' songbook, leaving us with exactly 187 canonical Beatles' originals, 24 covers and 1 traditional: a total of 212 songs. [1] The links on this page all point towards Alan W. Pollack's Notes on ... Series. MD-numbers refer to the standard "MacDonald Verzeichnis" of the Beatles' songs.

1 Single: Love Me Do (released: 05.10.1962 [UK] on Parlophone 45-R 4949)
001 / MD001: Love Me Do (with Ringo on drums)
002 / MD002: P.S. I Love You
2 Single: Please Please Me (released: 11.01.1963 [UK] on Parlophone 45-R 4983)
003 / MD003: Please Please Me
004 / MD004: Ask Me Why
3 LP: Please Please Me (released: 22.03.1963 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 1202 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 3042 [stereo])
005 / MD006: I Saw Her Standing There
006 / MD008: Misery
C01 / MD009b: Anna (Go To Him)
C02 / MD009d: Chains
C03 / MD009c: Boys
004 / MD004: Ask Me Why
003 / MD003: Please Please Me
007 / MD001: Love Me Do (drums played by Andy White)
002 / MD002: P.S. I Love You
C04 / MD009e: Baby It's You
008 / MD007: Do You Want To Know A Secret
C05 / MD006b: A Taste of Honey
009 / MD005: There's A Place
C06 / MD009f: Twist and Shout
4 Single: From Me To You (released: 11.04.1963 [UK] on Parlophone R 5015)
010 / MD010: From Me To You
011 / MD011: Thank You Girl
5 Single: She Loves You (released: 23.08.1963 [UK] on Parlophone R 5055)
012 / MD012: She Loves You
013 / MD013: I'll Get You
6 LP: With The Beatles (released: 22.11.1963 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 1206 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 3045 [stereo])
014 / MD014: It Won't Be Long
015 / MD018: All I've Got To Do
016 / MD015: All My Loving
017 / MD020: Don't Bother Me
018 / MD017: Little Child
C07 / MD013e: Till There Was You
C08 / MD013f: Please Mister Postman
C09 / MD014b: Roll Over Beethoven
019 / MD009: Hold Me Tight
C10 / MD013b: You Really Got A Hold On Me
020 / MD016: I Wanna Be Your Man
C11 / MD013d: Devil In Her Heart
021 / MD019: Not A Second Time
C12 / MD013c: Money (That's What I Want)

7 Single: I Want To Hold Your Hand (released: 29.11.1963 [UK] on Parlophone R 5084)
022 / MD021: I Want To Hold Your Hand
023 / MD022: This Boy
8 Single: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand (released: March 1964 [BRD])
024: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
025: Sie Liebt Dich
9 Single: Can't Buy Me Love (released: 20.03.1964 [UK] on Parlophone R 5114)
026 / MD023: Can't Buy Me Love
027 / MD024: You Can't Do That
10 EP: Long Tall Sally (released: 19.06.1964 [UK] on Parlophone GEP 8913)
C13 / MD029b: Long Tall Sally
028 / MD030: I Call Your Name
C14 / MD032b: Slow Down
C15 / MD031b: Matchbox
11 Single: A Hard Day's Night (released: 10.07.1964 [UK] on Parlophone R 5160)
029 / MD031: A Hard Day's Night
030 / MD035: Things We Said Today
12 LP: A Hard Day's Night (released: 26.06.1964 [US]; 10.07.1964 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 1230 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 3058 [stereo])
029 / MD031: A Hard Day's Night
031 / MD026: I Should Have Known Better
032 / MD028: If I Fell
033 / MD029: I'm Happy Just To Dance With You
034 / MD025: And I Love Her
035 / MD027: Tell Me Why
026 / MD023: Can't Buy Me Love
036 / MD034: Any Time At All
037 / MD032: I'll Cry Instead
030 / MD035: Things We Said Today
038 / MD036: When I Get Home
027 / MD024: You Can't Do That
039 / MD033: I'll Be Back
13 Single: I Feel Fine (released: 23.11.1964 [US]; 27.11.1964 [UK] on Parlophone R 5200)

040 / MD045: I Feel Fine
041 / MD044: She's A Woman
14 LP: Beatles For Sale (released: 04.12.1964 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 1240 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 3062 [stereo])
042 / MD042: No Reply
043 / MD038: I'm A Loser
044 / MD037: Baby's In Black
C16 / MD046c: Rock And Roll Music
045 / MD046: I'll Follow The Sun
C17 / MD038b: Mr. Moonlight
C18 / MD044b: Kansas City - Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
046 / MD043: Eight Days A Week
C19 / MD046d: Words Of Love
C20 / MD046e: Honey Don't
047 / MD039: Every Little Thing
048 / MD040: I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
049 / MD041: What You're Doing
C21 / MD046b: Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby
15 Single: Ticket To Ride (released: 09.04.1965 [UK] on Parlophone R 5265)
050 / MD047: Ticket To Ride
051 / MD050: Yes It Is
16 LP: Beatles VI (released: 14.06.1965 [US] on Capitol T 2358 [stereo])
C18 / MD044b: Kansas City - Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey
046 / MD043: Eight Days A Week
052 / MD052: You Like Me Too Much
C22 / MD056c: Bad Boy
048 / MD040: I Don't Want To Spoil The Party
C19 / MD046d: Words Of Love
049 / MD041: What You're Doing
051 / MD050: Yes It Is
C23 / MD056b: Dizzy Miss Lizzy
053 / MD054: Tell Me What You See
047 / MD039: Every Little Thing
17 Single: Help! (released: 19.07.1965 [US]; 23.07.1965 [UK] on Parlophone R 5305)
054 / MD056: Help!
055 / MD058: I'm Down
18 LP: Help! (released: 06.08.1965 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 1255 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 3071 [stereo])
054 / MD056: Help!
056 / MD051: The Night Before
057 / MD053: You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
058 / MD049: I Need You
059 / MD048: Another Girl
060 / MD055: You're Going To Lose That Girl
050 / MD047: Ticket To Ride
C24 / MD060b: Act Naturally
061 / MD060: It's Only Love
052 / MD052: You Like Me Too Much
053 / MD054: Tell Me What You See
062 / MD057: I've Just Seen A Face
063 / MD059: Yesterday
C23 / MD056b: Dizzy Miss Lizzy
19 Single: We Can Work It Out (released: 03.12.1965 [UK] on Parlophone R 5389 as double A-side single)
064 / MD068: We Can Work It Out
065 / MD065: Day Tripper
20 LP: Rubber Soul (released: 03.12.1965 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 1267 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 3075 [stereo])
066 / MD064: Drive My Car
067 / MD063: Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
068 / MD075: You Won't See Me
069 / MD069: Nowhere Man
070 / MD073: Think For Yourself
071 / MD074: The Word
072 / MD071: Michelle
073 / MD072: What Goes On
074 / MD076: Girl
075 / MD070: I'm Looking Through You
076 / MD067: In My Life
077 / MD061: Wait
078 / MD066: If I Needed Someone
079 / MD062: Run For Your Life
25 Single: Paperback Writer (released: 30.05.1966 [US]; 10.06.1966 [UK] on Parlophone R 5452 as double A-side single)
080 / MD080: Paperback Writer
081 / MD081: Rain
21 Single: Eleanor Rigby (released: 05.08.1966 [UK] on Parlophone R 5493 as double A-side single)
082 / MD086: Eleanor Rigby
083 / MD088: Yellow Submarine
22 LP: Revolver (released: 05.08.1966 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 7009 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 7009 [stereo])
084 / MD084: Taxman
082 / MD086: Eleanor Rigby
085 / MD085: I'm Only Sleeping
086 / MD079: Love You To
087 / MD091: Here, There, And Everywhere
083 / MD088: Yellow Submarine
088 / MD092: She Said She Said
089 / MD090: Good Day Sunshine
090 / MD083: And Your Bird Can Sing
091 / MD087: For No One
092 / MD082: Doctor Robert
093 / MD089: I Want To Tell You
094 / MD078: Got To Get You Into My Life
095 / MD077: Tomorrow Never Knows
23 Single: Strawberry Fields Forever (released: 13.02.1967 [US]; 17.02.1967 [UK] on Parlophone R 5570 as double A-side single)
096 / MD093: Strawberry Fields Forever
097 / MD095: Penny Lane
24 LP: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (released: 01.06.1967 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 7027 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 7027 [stereo])
098 / MD097: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
099 / MD107: With A Little Help From My Friends
100 100 / MD103: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
101 / MD104: Getting Better
102 / MD099: Fixing A Hole
103 / MD106: She's Leaving Home
104 / MD101: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite
105 / MD105: Within You Without You
106 / MD094: When I'm Sixty-Four
107 / MD102: Lovely Rita
108 / MD098: Good Morning, Good Morning
109 / MD108: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)
110 / MD096: A Day In The Life
26 Single: All You Need Is Love (released: 07.07.1967 [UK] on Parlophone R 5620; the title song was aired on the Eurovision program "Our World" on 25.06.1967)
111 / MD114: All You Need Is Love
112 / MD110: Baby You're A Rich Man
27 Single: Hello Goodbye (released: 24.11.1967 [UK] on Parlophone R 5655)
113 / MD120: Hello Goodbye
114 / MD116: I Am The Walrus
28 LP: Magical Mystery Tour (released: 27.11.1967 [US])
115 / MD109: Magical Mystery Tour
116 / MD119: The Fool On The Hill
117 / MD118: Flying
118 / MD117: Blue Jay Way
119 / MD115: Your Mother Should Know
114 / MD116: I Am The Walrus
113 / MD120: Hello Goodbye
096 / MD093: Strawberry Fields Forever
097 / MD095: Penny Lane
112 / MD110: Baby You're A Rich Man
120 / MD114: All You Need Is Love (Refrain only)
29 EP: Magical Mystery Tour (released: 08.12.1967 [UK] on Parlophone MMT-1 [mono] and SMMT-1 [stereo])
115 / MD109: Magical Mystery Tour
119 / MD115: Your Mother Should Know
114 / MD116: I Am The Walrus
116 / MD119: The Fool On The Hill
117 / MD118: Flying
118 / MD117: Blue Jay Way
30 Single: Lady Madonna (released: 15.03.1968 [UK] on Parlophone R 5675)
121 / MD122: Lady Madonna
122 / MD121: The Inner Light
31 Single: Hey Jude (released: 26.08.1968 [US]; 30.08.1968 [UK] on Apple/Parlophone R 5722)

123 / MD137: Hey Jude
124 / MD132: Revolution
32 LP: The Beatles [White Album] (released: 22.11.1968 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 7067-7068 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 7067-7068 [stereo])
125 / MD142: Back In The USSR
126 / MD143: Dear Prudence
127 / MD144: Glass Onion
128 / MD131: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da
129 / MD141: Wild Honey Pie
130 / MD154: The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill
131 / MD136: While My Guitar Gently Weeps
132 / MD148: Happiness Is A Warm Gun
133 / MD151: Martha My Dear
134 / MD153: I'm So Tired
135 / MD128: Blackbird
136 / MD147: Piggies
137 / MD140: Rocky Raccoon
138 / MD126: Don't Pass Me By
139 / MD155: Why Don't We Do It In the Road
140 / MD145: I Will
141 / MD156: Julia
142 / MD146: Birthday
143 / MD139: Yer Blues
144 / MD138: Mother Nature's Son
145 / MD129: Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except For Me And My Monkey
146 / MD135: Sexy Sadie
147 / MD134: Helter Skelter
148 / MD152: Long, Long, Long
149 / MD125: Revolution (1)
150 / MD149: Honey Pie
151 / MD150: Savoy Truffle
152 / MD133: Cry Baby Cry
153: Can You Take Me Back (untitled song fragment)
154 / MD127: Revolution #9
155 / MD130: Good Night
33 LP: Yellow Submarine (released: 13.01.1969 [US]; 17.01.1969 [UK] on Parlophone PMC 7070 [mono]; Parlophone PCS 7070 [stereo])
083 / MD088: Yellow Submarine
156 / MD100: Only A Northern Song
157 / MD111: All Together Now
158 / MD124: Hey Bulldog
159 / MD113: It's All Too Much
111 / MD114: All You Need Is Love
34 Single: Get Back (released: 11.04.1969 [UK] on Apple/Parlophone R 5777)
160 / MD160: Get Back (with Billy Preston on piano)
161 / MD159: Don't Let Me Down (with Billy Preston on piano)
35 Single: The Ballad Of John And Yoko (released: 30.05.1969 [UK] on Apple/Parlophone R 5786)
162 / MD168: The Ballad Of John And Yoko
163 / MD169: Old Brown Shoe
36 LP: Abbey Road (released: 26.09.1969 on [UK] Parlophone PCS 7088 [stereo])
164 / MD179: Come Together
165 / MD170: Something
166 / MD178: Maxwell's Silver Hammer
167 / MD171: Oh! Darling
168 / MD172: Octopus's Garden
169 / MD167: I Want You (She's So Heavy)
170 / MD177: Here Comes The Sun
171 / MD185: Because
172 / MD173: You Never Give Me Your Money
173 / MD181: Sun King
174 / MD182: Mean Mr Mustard
175 / MD183: Polythene Pam
176 / MD184: She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
177 / MD175: Golden Slumbers
178 / MD176: Carry That Weight
179 / MD180: The End
180 / MD174: Her Majesty
37 Single: Let It Be (released: 06.03.1969 [UK] on Apple/Parlophone R 5833)
181 / MD164: Let It Be (with Billy Preston on piano)
182 / MD112: You Know My Name (Look Up The Number)
38 LP: No One's Gonna Change Our World (World Wildlife Fund Charity LP, released: 12.12.1969 [UK] on Regal Starline SRS 5013)
183 / MD123: Across The Universe (with wildlife sound effects)
39 LP: Let it Be (released: 08.05.1970 [UK] on Apple/Parlophone PCS 7096 [stereo])
184 / MD161: Two Of Us
185 / MD157: Dig A Pony
186 / MD123: Across The Universe (remixed)
187 / MD186: I Me Mine
188 / MD162: Dig It
189 / MD164: Let It Be (with Billy Preston on piano; produced by Phil Spector)
T01 / MD161b: Maggie Mae
190 / MD158: I've Got A Feeling
191 / MD166: One After 909
192 / MD165: The Long And Winding Road
193 / MD163: For You Blue
194 / MD160: Get Back (with Billy Preston on piano; produced by Phil Spector)
40 Single: Free As A Bird (released: 04.12.1995 on Apple/EMI CDR 6422, CD-single)
195 / MD187: Free As A Bird
41 Single: Real Love (released: 04.03.1996 on Apple/EMI CDR 6425, CD-single)
196 / MD188: Real Love
Notes
1. Those seven discarded songs are all doubles:
007: Love Me Do, double of 001, but with Andy White sitting behind the drums;
024: Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand, German version of 022: I Want To Hold Your Hand (same basic track with added vocals and handclaps);
025: Sie Liebt Dich, German version of 012: She Loves You (commonly taken as a complete rerecording of the original, but maybe just like 024 the same basic track with new vocals);
120: refrain of 111: All You Need Is Love;
186: Across The Universe, remix by Phil Spector of 183: Across The Universe without wildlife sounds;
189: Let It Be, remix by Phil Spector of the single version 181: Let It Be (same take, but slightly longer and with a different solo guitar track);
194: Get Back, mixed by Phil Spector from a take that was recorded a day before (27.01.69) that of the single 160: Get Back;
The one song fragment can be found on the White Album midbetween "Cry Baby Cry" and "Revolution #9":
153: Can You Take Me Back (untitled song fragment by McCartney on the White Album).
This "ditty" was written and sung by Paul McCartney at the recording sessions of "I Will" on 16th September 1968 as take 19 of this song. The full song lasts 2'21 minutes and is not copyrighted. Most Beatles' commentaries exclude it from their lists. Having listened to the take several times, I'm inclined to do the opposite.
The other two songs, that are usually counted as legal canonical songs are:
109: the Reprise of 098: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on the album with the same name;
149: Revolution 1, a variant of 124: Revolution with slight but significant differences in the lyrics.

Beatles' Era - The Easybeats

Sorry (1966)
The Easybeats were a beat group from Australia. They formed in Sydney in late 1964 and split at the end of 1969.

Beatles' Era - The Spencer Davis Group

German TV show "Beat Beat Beat", 1966 Pt. 1. The Spencer Davis Group perform "Somebody Help Me" and "Sittin' And Thinkin'" on German TV show "Beat Beat Beat", July 1st, 1966.

Beatles' Era - The Spencer Davis Group

German TV show "Beat Beat Beat", 1966 Pt. 2. The Spencer Davis Group perform "Please Do Something" and "Keep On Running" on German TV show "Beat Beat Beat", July 1st, 1966.

Beatles' Era - The Small Faces

German TV show "Beat Beat Beat", 1966 Pt. 1. The Small Faces perform "Hey Girl" and "All Or Nothing", October 21st, 1966.

Beatles' Era - The Small Faces

German TV show "Beat Beat Beat", 1966 Pt. 2. The Small Faces perform "What'cha Gonna Do About It" and "Sha-La-La-La-Lee", October 21st, 1966.

Beatles' Era - Ray Conniff

Golden Earrings (1963 TV)

The Beatles' Era

The 60's on WMFE-TV!

The Beatles' Era

60s tribute

The Beatles' Era

A Video Tribute to the 60s

The Beatles' Era

Images from Beatles era, perhaps you will remember some of them, some good some not so good : it was the '60s after all..

Introducing A Beatles Timeline and Notes on Beatles Songs - D

The Beatles - A Day in the Life. Rare Promo Video

Introducing A Beatles Timeline and Notes on Beatles Songs - D

Peter and Gordon - I Don't Want to See You Again - Original Capitol 45 RPM Vinyl record. Released 10/3/1964 and peaked at #16.

A Beatles Timeline and Notes on Beatles Songs - D

A Day in the Life (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly John
Recorded: 19 Jan, 10 Feb (orchestra), 22 feb (final chord)
Released: on "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band": 26 May 67 (UK), 2 Jun 67 (US)
Notes: Includes reference to the Liverpool bus which allowed smoking on the upper deck. Paul's contribution was "I'd love to turn you on." John read a story about the Guiness heir (Tara Browne) who died in accident 18 Dec 66 (coroner's report issued in Jan 67 which is what John saw on 7 Jan issue of the "Daily Mail") and on 17 Jan how many potholes there were in Blackburn, Lancashire (Terry Dolan suggested Albert Hall). For recording chord, many came, including Marijke and Simon of "The Fool" Dutch designers dressed as Tarot characters. Also Mike Jagger, Maryanne Faithful, Keith Richard, Mike Nesmith and Donovan. Film about English winning the war was "How I Won the War."

Day Tripper (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly John
Recorded: 16 Oct 65
Released: 3 Dec 65 (UK), 6 Dec 65 (US)
Notes: About girls who were casual LSD users, compared to John and Paul. "She's a big teaser" was "She's a prick teaser."

Dear Prudence (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 28, 29, 30 Aug 68
Released: on "The Beatles": 22 Nov 68 (UK), 25 Nov 68 (US)
Notes: Prudence Farow is Mia Farrow's sister, who in India wouldn't come out of her meditation cabin. becasue of to deeply in trance. John and George were sent to entice her out, but they never sang this to her. Guitar style was learned from Donovan in India.

Dig a Pony (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 30 Jan 69
Released: on "Let it Be": 8 May 70 (UK), 18 May 70 (US)
Notes: Originally "Con a Lowry." Words made up as they went. Chorus is from a song about Yoko; "I Need You."

Dig It (All Four)
Real Author: Mostly John
Recorded: 26 Jan 69
Released: on "Let it Be": 8 May 70 (UK), 18 May 70 (US)
Notes: Written in the studio. Matt Busby was a soccer manager.

Do You Want to Know a Secret? (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly John
Recorded: 11 Feb 63
Released: 23 Mar 64 (US), 10 Aug 64 (UK), on "Please Please Me": 22 Mar 63 (UK), on "Introducing the Beatles": 22 Jul 63 (US), on "The Early Beatles": 22 Mar 65 (US)
Notes: Hack job written for George; tune based on Disney's "Wishing Well" from "Snow White," which John's mother used to sing to him. "Wanna know a secret? Promise not to tell? We are standing by a wishing well." John had just gotten Cynthia pregnant and married her. George claimed real inspiration was "I Really Love You" by the Stereos.

Doctor Robert (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly John
Recorded: 17, 19 Apr 66
Released: on "Revolver": 5 Aug 66 (UK)
Notes: About a real LSD supplying NY (East 78th St) dentist, Robert Freymann.

Don't Bother Me (Harrison)
Real Author: George
Recorded: 11, 12 Sep 63
Released: on "With the Beatles": 22 Nov 63 (UK), on "Meet the Beatles": 20 Jan 64 (US)
Notes: First of George's songs to be recorded. Written Aug 63, when sick in a Bournemouth hospital. He didn't want to be bothered.

Don't Let Me Down (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 28 Jan 69
Released: 11 Apr 68 (UK), 5 May 68 (US)
Notes: About Yoko.

Don't Pass Me By (Starkey)
Real Author: Mostly Ringo
Recorded: 5, 6, 12 Jun, 22 Jul (piano) 68
Released: on "The Beatles": 22 Nov 68 (UK), 25 Nov 68 (US)
Notes: Written in 1963 and polished with help from all the others.

Don't Want to See You Again (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Paul

Drive My Car (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly Paul
Recorded: 13 Oct 65
Released: on "Rubber Soul": 3 Dec 65 (UK)
Notes: Woman has/is the car.

Beatles' Picture Discs




Apple @ 45 rpm: The Us Singles List

Apple by Numbers: U.S. Single Releases

2276 Hey Jude/Revolution
The Beatles

Issued originally with the "Capitol logo" b-side
and a black sleeve (with no hole in the middle) which
stated "The Beatles on Apple." All Apple records
from this point on which did not have picture sleeves
were issued in black Apple sleeves with a hole in the
middle stating either "The Beatles on Apple" or simply
"Apple." This first Apple single was released in mono,
as were most singles of the day. The industry moved
toward stereo singles being the norm within six months,
but this was not the case...yet. The 2000 series was
Capitol's main series of singles, which the Beatles as
a group (and two solo singles) were still contracted to
be part of. Apple's singles series started with 1800.
Copies can be found with or without various bits of
information on the label.
1800 Thingumybob/Yellow Submarine
John Foster & Sons Ltd. Black Dyke Mills Band

Originally, it seems that Apple was to be given its
own set of matrix numbers. The first few Apple singles
have a matrix number in the 70000's marked out and a
new matrix number in the 46000's written in its place.
This single was the only one by Foster. The A-side is
a Lennon-McCartney compostion. Copies can be found
which credit the authorship to McCartney-Lennon. Apropos
enough since Paul wrote the song and produced the record.
Copies pressed in Los Angeles for a time showed "Yellow
Submarine" as the A-side (unsliced side) of the record.
This is a mono record.

1801 Those Were the Days/Turn Turn Turn
Mary Hopkin
Mary sang the a-side in English, French, Spanish, Italian,
and I believe German. The US issue was, of course, the
English issue. A big hit to start Mary's career. Produced
by Paul McCartney. This is a mono record.
1802 Sour Milk Sea/The Eagle Laughs at You
Jackie Lomax

Of Apple's first four, which were released together, 1800
is the hardest to find, followed by this first single by Jackie
Lomax. The A-side was to be reissued at a later date when
his album (Is This What You Want?) was issued. This is
a mono record. The a-side was written by George Harrison.
1803 Maybe Tomorrow/Daddy's a Millionaire
The Iveys
The Iveys were soon to become Badfinger. This single
did not sell well, perhaps their only Apple single that did
not. This is a mono record.
1804 Road to Nowhere/Illusions
Trash

Trash's first single, and not an easy one to find. Trash
recorded several singles for Apple, none of which were
strong sellers.
PRO-4671/4672 Road to Nowhere/Road to Nowhere
Trash

The B-side was the normal 5:07 in length, but the A-side
was trimmed for radio to 3:06.
1805 Carolina In My Mind/Taking It In
James Taylor
Apple's first stereo single, in February of 1969. For
reasons unknown, the b-side was immediately withdrawn.
The word "stereo" is not found on the label. All of these
copies have a misspelled a-side title. (see below)
PRO-4675 More Apples Radio Co-Op Ads
Modern Jazz Quartet and James Taylor
This one-sided single contains a blank Capitol-logo label
on the b-side. The a-side contains 60 second spots for
the upcoming James Taylor and MJQ albums. The title
suggests that there was a previous release of this type,
but none has surfaced so far.
1805 Carolina In My Mind/Something's Wrong
James Taylor

The first issue of the promo and commercial singles
wrongly show the title as "Carolina On My Mind." Later
copies list the album title and number on the label. The
first issues also do not say "stereo" on the label. This
was quickly corrected. Later copies credit the publisher
as Blackwood Music. Early copies say "Apple Music."
The promo copy is labeled "PRO-1805" instead of the
usual "P-1805."
1806 Goodbye/Sparrow
Mary Hopkin

Apple's first official double-A-side, and the first Apple
record to feature a full-fledged picture sleeve. "Goodbye"
was written by Paul and is credited to Lennon-McCartney.
A demo exists of Paul singing this song for Mary.
2490 Get Back/Don't Let Me Down
The Beatles with Billy Preston

The first Beatles single to be issued in stereo in the US.
In England, the single was issued in mono. First copies
of this single on the west coast fail to list the times.
2531 Ballad of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe
The Beatles

In case you didn't notice, all Apple records from this
period can be found with a variety of label styles. Capitol
itself was in the process of switching labels and had not
yet decided how they wanted the print. For example,
some copies of this single can be found with STEREO in
large letters. On other copies from the same factory, the
word is found in small print. The single was issued with
a picture sleeve, notable because Yoko Ono appears with
the Beatles in both photographs.
Another Beatles single, right on the heels of "Get Back"
1807 New Day/Thumbin' a Ride
Jackie Lomax

This is one of the hardest to find of all Apple commercial
singles. Although a stereo record, not all labels indicate
this.
1808 That's the Way God Planned It/What About You?
Billy Preston
Billy's first Apple single, although he had recorded "Get
Back" with the Beatles earlier in the year. This is a mono
single, and some later copies indicate so on the label. Later
copies also may give the album title and number on the label.
The single was issued with a picture sleeve depicting Billy
holding his hands to his headphones as he sings loudly into
a microphone.
1809 Give Peace a Chance/Remember Love
Plastic Ono Band/Yoko Ono
John's first single without Paul, George, or Ringo. The a-side
was recorded live in a motel room; the b-side was recorded in
England. The a-side became an anthem for the late sixties.
Issued with a picture sleeve, which has been counterfeited.
1810 Hare Krishna Mantra/Prayer to the Spiritual Masters
Radha Krishna Temple (London)

A nice single, actually.

2654 Something/Come Together
The Beatles
First pressings from Jacksonville, IL have the Capitol logo b-side
and strange print overall. Copies of Capitol albums (including
Abbey Road) pressed at around this time have the 'strange'
print. A monster single, whose a-side and b-side both made it
to #1 (if you compare charts).
1811 Golden Slumbers-Carry That Weight/Trash Can
Trash

Some copies separate the a-side titles with a slash. Other
copies use "and".
1812 Give Peace a Chance/Living Without Tomorrow
Hot Chocolate Band
The a-side wasn't near the success for them as it was for the
Plastic Ono Band. This is a mono single.
1813 Cold Turkey/Don't Worry Kyoko
John Lennon
This single is rare with the Capitol logo label. Some copies
of the single were defective, skipping at one point and sounding
like "Cold Tea." Issued with a black "x-ray" picture sleeve
that has been widely counterfeited. The PS was rare before
1981, when numerous copies were discovered.
1814 Everything's All Right/I Want to Thank You
Billy Preston
Billy's newest single, not issued with a picture sleeve this time.
1815 Come and Get It/Rock of All Ages
Badfinger
Some copies have the Capitol logo label. This was Badfinger's
first monster hit, written and produced by Paul McCartney and
from the upcoming film "The Magic Christian."
1816 Temma Harbour/Lontano Dagli Occhi
Mary Hopkin
Mary's next, issued with a white PS depicting Mary wearing a
floppy hat. This is a mono single.
1817 All That I've Got/As I Get Older
Billy Preston

Billy didn't have much success with this record or the album
it comes from. First pressings credit the publisher as Capitol
Music. Later copies correctly show Apple Music. Issued with
a black PS showing Billy's face from the side.
P-1818 Instant Karma!/-
John Ono Lennon
A one-sided promotional single for John's newest release. The
b-side label is all black with no writing.
1818 Instant Karma!/Who Has Seen the Wind?
John Ono Lennon/Yoko Ono Lennon

This single was a hot seller. Some copies have the Capitol
logo. Yoko's contribution has some nice poetry to it. Issued
with a PS depicting John on one side and Yoko on the other,
with newly cut hair.
1819 How the Web Was Woven/(I) Fall Inside Your Eyes
Jackie Lomax
Issued with a picture sleeve.
2764 Let It Be/You Know My Name
The Beatles

The b-side is in mono, which most copies note. Stereo had
certainly become the norm, though, because an "S" (for stereo)
was etched into the matrix and was crossed out on some
copies. The single is the George Martin mix of "Let It Be."
The single was issued with a PS which resembles the album
cover.
PROMO 1970 Dialogue From the Beatles' Motion Picture "Let It Be"
The Beatles
White label; one sided. The b-side has a blank label and is grooved.
Fakes exist which do not have machine stamped symbols in the
matrix.
1820 Ain't that Cute/Vaya Con Dios
Doris Troy
Doris released two singles for Apple. This was the first. Her
singing was good even if sales were bad.
1821 Govinda/Govinda Jai Jai
Radha Krishna Temple (London)

The Radha Krishna Temple releases another spiritual, this time
with the Capitol logo and a PS depicting Krishna.
PRO-5013/5014 Govinda/Govinda Jai Jai
Radha Krishna Temple (London)

The a-side was edited to 3:18 from the regular single's 4:45 on
this promo single. This is a mono promo.
SPRO-5067/5068 Govinda/Govinda
Features a 3:24 edit and the 4:45 regular version of the song.
This song apparently did not suffer from lack of promotion.
2832 Long and Winding Road/For You Blue
The Beatles
Issued posthumously with PS. Capitol logo copies are tougher
to find. Another hit to end the Beatles' collective career.
1822 No Matter What/Carry On Till Tomorrow
Badfinger

Badfinger's next hit single, featuring songs from their upcoming
album, "No Dice."
1823 Que Sera Sera/Fields of St. Etienne
Mary Hopkin
1824 Jacob's Ladder/Get Back
Doris Troy
Doris Troy's last Apple single.
2969/1826 Beaucoups of Blues/Coochy-Coochy
Ringo Starr

The actual record number is 2969, in the Capitol order, of course.
However, Western copies of the blue PS show the catalog number
mistakenly as 1826. Can be found with Capitol logo.
1825 Think About Your Children/Heritage
Mary Hopkin

Mary bounced back right away with this single, which fared better.
Issued with a PS. 2995 My Sweet Lord/Isn't It a Pity
George Harrison
A double-A-side, and what a hit it was. George's first Apple single,
first in a string of hits. Issued with a PS.
1826 My Sweet Lord/Little Girl
Billy Preston
Right on the heels of George's version came Billy Preston's version,
sung in his own special style.
1827 Mother/Why
John Lennon POB/Yoko Ono

John's lament about his mother Julia is the a-side of this mono
single. Later copies say 'MONO' on the label. Issued with a rare
PS showing the front cover shots to the two Plastic Ono Band
albums (John's and Yoko's).
1828 What Is Life?/Apple Scruffs
George Harrison

Another big hit for George from All Things Must Pass. Issued
with a PS.
OYB-1/GM-1 Open Your Box/Greenfield Morning
Yoko Ono
White label promo. "Made Specially for Yoko Ono" on label.
Allegedly, only 6 copies were made. The a-side wound up as
Hirake on the Fly album, although it was released in England
as the original b-side of "Power to the People".
PRO-6193/6194 Another Day/Oh Woman, Oh Why
Paul McCartney

A mono promo of Paul's latest hit.
1829 Another Day/Oh Woman, Oh Why
Paul McCartney

Paul was again proving himself successful. John referred
to this song as muzak.
1830 Power to the People/Touch Me
John Lennon POB/Yoko Ono POB

John's next anthem song. Issued with a cool PS.
1831 It Don't Come Easy/Early 1970
Ringo Starr

A chart-topping hit and a commentary on the ex-Beatles
situation by the world's greatest drummer. Issued with a
PS.
1832 Try Some, Buy Some/Tandoori Chicken
Ronnie Spector

Ronnie was definitely better with the Ronettes than with
this George Harrison tune. George later stripped her
vocal from the recording and added his own. Issued with
a PS. The L.A. factory had been pressing Apple singles
with a star on the a-side since about the time of "Cold
Turkey." This was the last Apple single which bore the
star.
P-1833 Name of the Game/Name of the Game
Badfinger

This single is rumored to exist. If it does not exist, then
there is no single 1833.
PRO-6240/6241 Sour Milk Sea/(I) Fall Inside Your Eyes
Jackie Lomax

Mono promo version of the following single.
1834 Sour Milk Sea/(I) Fall Inside Your Eyes
Jackie Lomax

Two of Jackie's singles were reissued back to back.
1835 God Save Us/Do the Oz
Bill Elliot & Elastic Oz Band
Issued with PS. This single was written and plugged
by John and Yoko in an effort to save the controversial
Oz magazine.
1836 Bangla Desh/Deep Blue
George Harrison

As the lyrics indicate, the song was written to indicate
the situation of struggling East Pakistan (Bangla Desh).
The live album would come out of this thought.
1837 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey//Too Many People
Paul & Linda McCartney

From Paul's new Ram album. Another hit. Promo
copies exist with the songs in mono. Single exists as
a double-A-side also.

1838 Joi Bangla + 2
Ravi Shankar
Issued with PS.
1839 Midsummer New York/Mrs. Lennon
Yoko Ono POB

A custom label single from Yoko, featuring tracks from
her new album, Fly.
1840 Imagine/It's So Hard
John Lennon
A double-A-side from John's newest album, Imagine.
A hot seller, for which John and Yoko made an album
video. Later copies of this single have the label green
instead of white and sport the saying that begins
"All rights reserved."
1841 Day After Day/Money
Badfinger
Yet another hit from Badfinger, off of their latest album,
Straight Up. A white label promo exists.
S45X-47663/47664 Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/Listen, the Snow Is Falling
John & Yoko and the POB with the Harlem Community Choir

White label, black vinyl promo with APPLE in large
letters.
1842 Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/Listen, the Snow Is Falling
John & Yoko and the POB with the Harlem Community Choir
Green vinyl. Issued with a PS showing the choir. First
issues have a custom label showing John's face blending
into Yoko's (in stages). Later issues have a regular apple
label.
1843 Water, Paper, and Clay/Streets of London
Mary Hopkin
Although issued later, LA copies of this record have been
verified to exist with a star on the a-side.
PRO-6498/SPRO-6499 F is Not a Dirty Word/Ballad of New York City
David Peel and the Lower East Side
The a-side was edited for promotional use. The version on
David's album is NOT edited. The a-side is in mono.
1844 Baby Blue/Flying
Badfinger
Another hot single by Badfinger. Issued with PS this time.
Promo copies have white labels.
1845 Sweet Music/Song of Songs
Lon & Derrek VanEaton
Their only single from their only Apple album. Issued with
PS. They were supposed to have had another single,
Sun Song/Mr. Business Man, but this was never pressed,
unless as a promo.
1846
This number was never used, but was probably intended for a John and
Yoko single: Luck of the Irish/Attica State, from their Some Time in
NYC album. It may have been intended also for the following single.
PRO-6545/6546 Hippie From New York City/Ballad of New York City
David Peel and the Lower East Side
Maybe people would play this if the a-side weren't so
controversial? Didn't work. No commercial copies were
issued. In fact, Peel had two promo singles on Apple,
but no commercial singles.
1847 Give Ireland Back to the Irish/Give...Irish (version)
Wings

Paul's first attempt to eliminate the Apple from his records'
labels. This single featured a custom shamrock label. Issued
with a title sleeve (with hole).
1848 Woman Is the Nigger of the World/Sisters, O Sisters
John Lennon POB with
Elephants Memory and Invisible Strings/Yoko Ono
Custom "faces" label. Issued with PS.
1849 Back off Boogaloo/Blindman
Ringo Starr
Ringo was really getting in to T.Rex at about this time and liked
the "boogie" sort of music. "Blindman" refers to a film in which
Ringo appeared. The record was released with a blue Apple label,
Ringo's color of choice. The PS for the record is slightly
different at each of the Capitol factories, coming in black, grey,
and matte varieties. Reissued with regular green Apple labels.
A white label promo exists.
1850 We're On Our Way/Supersoul
Chris Hodge
First of two singles for Hodge. This one came with a white PS.
1851 Mary Had a Little Lamb/Little Woman Love
Wings
Yes, this is the nursery rhyme. Another "Wings" single that
wasn't selling up to Beatles standards, even with two videos.
The single follows Paul's trend of custom labels. The first issue
came in a PS that listed the A-side only. When it was decided that
the B-side should also be promoted, it was added to the reverse of
the PS. This second sleeve is more rare.
1851 Mary Had a Little Lamb/Little Woman Love
Paul McCartney
White label promo. Note the change in artist name from "Wings"
to "Paul McCartney."
1852 Saturday Night Special/Valse de Soleil Coucher
Sundown Playboys

This mono single was the only Apple release by the group.
1853 Now or Never/Move on Fast
Yoko Ono
An "urgent" single from Yoko, with the Lennons' favored white
Apple label. With PS depicting massacre.
1853 Now or Never/Move on Fast (?)
Yoko Ono
Whereas the A-side of the regular single times at 4:05, the
promo copy, also on the custom label, times at 3:59. The
single doesn't have the P prefix, but the master number has
a DJ suffix and the label has promotional markings.

1854 Liberation Special/Madness
Elephant's Memory
This EM single was issued with a PS depicting
the cover to their Apple album. This is a mono single.
1855 Knock Knock, Who's There/International
Mary Hopkin

Mary was getting ready to leave Apple for good. This
was her last single on the label.
1856
This number was never issued but may have been reserved for
"Everglade Woman" by Elephant's Memory. Acetate copies of the
(unnumbered) single exist.
1857 Hi Hi Hi/C Moon
Wings
Custom red label, in keeping with Paul's tradition of
avoiding the apple. Both are interesting songs.
The a-side is a story of sex, drugs, and rock and roll.
The b-side is a teenager's analysis of the generation
gap.
1858 Goodbye, Sweet Lorraine/Contact Love
Chris Hodge

It was "goodbye Chris" from the Apple label after this
single. Not even a PS.
1859 Death of Samantha/Yang Yang
Yoko Ono
A regular Apple label for Yoko. Was she going soft?
1860
Reportedly, this number was reserved for the leadoff single from
George's new album, Living In the Material World. It was never
issued.
1861 My Love/The Mess
Paul McCartney and Wings

Paul claims top billing and scores. By this time,
critics were seriously complaining about Paul's
soppy ballads. He was laughing all the way to
the bank. Once again, a custom label instead of
a regular apple. A white label promo copy exists,
which contains a minimal amount of information.
1862 Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)/Miss O'Dell
George Harrison
George's new single was picked wisely. A big
hit for an ex-Beatle in favor with the public. The
a-side was, of course, George's plea to God for
peace and other things. The b-side is a song
written for Chris O'Dell, who worked at Apple.
On the 2nd verse, George mistakingly says that
"rice" (rather than "night") is "rolling on right up
to my front porch." Thinking about this cracks
him up. The rest of the song is punctuated with
laughter, some spontaneous and some deliber-
ate. First issues mistakingly list the b-side time
at 2:30 instead of 2:20.
1863 Live and Let Die/I Lie Around
Wings

Finally, Paul returns to a regular apple label.
Oddly, there was no PS for this single, by which
Paul proved himself worthy to join the ranks of
those privileged enough to write for the Bond
films.
1864 Apple of My Eye/Blind Owl
Badfinger
Badfinger's last Apple album, Ass, was available.
This was the last Apple single from one of the
hottest bands of the seventies.
1865 Photograph/Down and Out
Ringo Starr
With help from George, this was another hot hit
for Ringo. Issued with a special "star" label.
The a-side is also marked with a white star.
1866
This is an unissued number, but was originally planned for a George
Harrison single, Don't Let Me Wait Too Long.
1867 Woman Power/Men Men Men
Yoko Ono
A single from Yoko's most feminist album,
Feeling the Space.
P-1867 Woman Power/Woman Power
Yoko Ono
A mono/stereo promo. The mono side is edited
to 3:25 from the usual 4:45.

1868 Mind Games/Meat City
John Lennon
John's first single in what for him was a long time.
Issued with PS. The a-side is an optimistic look
at relationship struggles (perhaps with Yoko?).
The b-side is a solid rocker with a secret message
saying, "Check the album." The album message
was different.
1869 Helen Wheels/Country Dreamer
Paul McCartney & Wings
This was promoted from the start as a double-A-
side, although the b-side is a "sliced" apple. The
A-side was a hot enough hit that Capitol decided
to include it as a bonus track on the Band on the
Run album.
PRO-6787/S45-X-48170 Country Dreamer/Country Dreamer
Paul McCartney & Wings

In addition to the usual stereo/mono promo of
the a-side, P-1869 (with mono number PRO-
6786), Capitol/Apple issued this promo of the
b-side as well. Acetates are numerous listing
the b-side only, so this must have been thought
of as a song with hit potential.
1870 You're Sixteen/Devil Woman
Ringo Starr

The second single off of Starr's hot "Ringo" album,
this one being the cover of a fifties standard. Again
on the custom 'star' label, this single too fared well.
Issued with a blue PS featuring "Ringo". The single
was reissued with regular apple labels. These are
harder to find than the original.
1871 Jet/Mamunia
Paul McCartney & Wings

Leadoff single from Paul's most sucessful Apple
album, recorded in Lagos, Nigeria. Some copies
of the single feature an incorrect intro time. Others
feature an incorrect total time as well. The correct
total time for the a-side is 4:08.
P-1871 Jet/Jet
Paul McCartney & Wings

This mono/stereo promo has the mono side edited
to 2:49.
1871 Jet/Let Me Roll It
Paul McCartney & Wings

The a-side label was corrected and a new b-side
chosen. This version appears to be more common
than the "Mamunia" issue, but not by much.
1872 Oh My My/Step Lightly
Ringo Starr

A third single from the Ringo album! This one fared
well, too. Can be found with the "star" label or a
regular apple label.
P-1872 Oh My My/Oh My My
Ringo Starr

This mono/stereo single has the mono side edited to
3:15 from 3:39.
1873 Band on the Run/Nineteen Hundred & Eighty Five
Paul McCartney & Wings

The second (or third) single for Paul from the BOTR
album, this time the title track, which is a fantasy
commentary on the real life court deliberations involving
the ex-Beatles. The A-side length is 5:09.
P-1873 Band on the Run/Band on the Run
Paul McCartney & Wings

Mono/stereo promo with the mono side edited to 3:50.
P-1873 Band on the Run/Band on the Run
Paul McCartney & Wings

Mono/stereo promo with BOTH sides edited to 3:50.
1874 Whatever Gets You Through The Night/Beef Jerky
John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band

Elton John's influence is obvious on this single, which
was John's first #1.
MBRF-55551 Decade
The Beatles & solo
This promo single has a plain white label and nowhere
indicates that it was pressed by Capitol or Apple,
although the radio spots themselves indicate that the
Beatles catalog is available "on Capitol and Apple
records and tapes." The single is one-sided and contains
two radio spots to promote the entire Beatles/solo
catalog. The "Decade" referred to is 1964-1974. This
single has been counterfeited.
1875 Junior's Farm/Sally G
Paul McCartney & Wings

Another double-A-side from Paul, not on any album.
P-1875 Junior's Farm/Junior's Farm
Paul McCartney & Wings

Mono/stereo promo with the mono side edited to 3:03.
P-1875 Sally G/Sally G
Paul McCartney & Wings
Mono/stereo promo of the b-side, issued at the same
time as the above promo. The two promos illustrate
that Capitol skipped the 7000's in its (S)PRO series.
The mono side of the above is 6999; the mono side of
this promo is PRO-8000.
1876 Only You/Call Me
Ringo Starr
Another Ringo Starr hit. When would it end? This time,
Ringo gets from Harry Nilsson. This song features back-
ward secret messages. Can you hear Harry (backward)
saying, "Money, money..."? The single was issued with
a PS of a blow-up of the cover to Ringo's newest album.
Can be found with a "universe" label or a regular apple.
1877 Dark Horse/I Don't Care Anymore
George Harrison

The song that was to define George's new label. It was
issued with a plain white label and then a custom "face"
label, in blue and white. There was also a PS, although
the sleeve (which features the lyrics) is difficult to find.
P-1877 Dark Horse/Dark Horse
George Harrison

Mono/stereo promo with the mono side trimmed to 2:48.
This promo was issued later than the regular mono/
stereo promo which has the mono side at 3:52. There
is also mention of the album on the label. Issued
about 3 months after the single came out.
1878 #9 Dream/What You Got
John Lennon
The second hit from Walls and Bridges. This one
focuses on John's and Yoko's 'lucky number.' A
double A-side. The a-side time is 4:44.
P-1878 What You Got/What You Got
John Lennon
Mono/stereo promo for the b-side. The mono number
is PRO-8030.
P-1878 #9 Dream/#9 Dream
John Lennon

Mono/stereo promo with BOTH sides edited
to 2:58, which was better suited for radio.
The stereo master number is SPRO-8035
1879 Ding Dong; Ding Dong/Hari's On Tour (Express)
George Harrison

A new years single issued in late February. Issued
with a custom "face" label and a title sleeve.
P-1879 Ding Dong; Ding Dong/Ding Dong; Ding Dong
George Harrison
Mono/stereo promo with both sides edited to 3:12.
1880 No No Song/Snookeroo
Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson clown around on
another Ringo single, which is really quite good.
Universe label. Stereo/stereo and mono/mono
promos exist with white labels.
1881 Stand By Me/Move Over Ms. L
John Lennon

First (last?) single for John from his album of
oldies. The non-l.p. b-side is terrific.
1882 It's All Down to Goodnight Vienna/Oo-Wee
Ringo Starr
Not truly a double-A-side, although promo singles
of each side were issued. Perhaps a double b-side.
Issued with the "universe" label and a PS depicting
Ringo sitting on a star made of stars. The single
version is atypically longer than the l.p. version.
This was Ringo's last Apple single.
P-1882 Oo-Wee/Oo-Wee
Ringo Starr
Mono/stereo promo of the b-side, issued at the
same time as the promo for the a-side.
1883 Ain't That a Shame/Slippin' and Slidin
John Lennon
This single was never issued, but mono/stereo
promos of each side were sent to radio stations.
Each of these is a rare item. John's last single
for five years.
1884 You/World of Stone
George Harrison
Paul had left Apple for Capitol. John had retired.
Ringo had recorded his last for Apple. The custom
label for this single and the Extra Texture album
is a custom label featuring an apple core. Issued
with a PS, Apple's last, promoting the album.
1885 This Guitar/Maya Love
George Harrison
This last original Apple single, issued five years
to the day before John Lennon's murder, failed to
chart. A feeble end for a label with fine aspirations.


The Beatles - Sour Milk Sea

Recorded around may 1968 at George's house in Esher where the Beatles demo'd songs for the White Album.

George Harrison - Sour Milk Sea

Mono Version

Jackie Lomax - Sour Milk Sea

Thanks to a friend for pointing us this.

The Unreleased Beatles?

20 OF THE MOST INTERESTING KNOWN AND RUMORED UNRELEASED BEATLES RECORDINGS THAT HAVE YET TO CIRCULATE



A list, in chronological order of their interest, of 20 of the most intriguing as-yet-uncirculated known and rumored recordings covered in the book The Unreleased Beatles: Music and Film.

1. Live at the Cavern, mid-1962: Auctioned to Paul McCartney on August 29,1985, this tape contains 18 songs, mostly covers, including a few of which no Beatles version circulates. Those covers, and the versions on which they were modeled, are: "Hey! Baby" (Bruce Channel), "If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody" (James Ray), "Sharing You" (Bobby Vee), and "What's Your Name" (possibly Don & Juan's doo-wop hit of the same title). As McCartney owns it and nothing was used on Anthology 1, however, we can probably assume the sound quality's not too good.

2. "Sheila," October 26, 1962, BBC: Occasionally at their BBC sessions, the Beatles taped numbers that weren't used in the actual broadcast. This cover of Tommy Roe's chart-topping Buddy Holly soundalike "Sheila" is one of them, and though a poor-fidelity live version that the group taped a couple of months later in Hamburg was issued as part of the Star-Club tapes, this would presumably be both better sounding and a better performance. It's likely, however, that the tape was erased or has vanished forever.

3. "Three Cool Cats," January 16, 1963, BBC: Another instance of a Beatles song taped at a BBC session, but not broadcast. There is a version of "Three Cool Cats" from their January 1, 1962 Decca audition that's easily available. But it's a shame this BBC version doesn't survive, as presumably it would be a considerably improved rendition, the group having improved so much in general in the ensuing year.

4. "Hold Me Tight," studio outtake, February 11, 1963: It's known the Beatles attempted an early version of "Hold Me Tight," later redone for With the Beatles, at their Please Please Me sessions. It's likely the tapes (along with about half the session tapes for Please Please Me) no longer exist, but stranger things have miraculously turned up.

5. "Do You Want to Know a Secret," demo tape, early 1963: Billy J. Kramer remembers hearing a demo tape of this song before he covered it for his debut single on March 21, 1963. As he revealed in the liner notes to the CD The Best of Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas: The Definitive Collection, "I had this tape given to me, and it was John Lennon singing it with an acoustic guitar. On the tape he said, 'I'm sorry for the sound quality, but it's the quietest room I could find in the whole building.' Then he flushed the toilet."

6. "Three Cool Cats," July 2, 1963, BBC: Yet another version of this Coasters cover, taped at a BBC session in July 1963, but—like the one they taped for the BBC in January—not broadcast.

7. "World Without Love," demo tape, circa early 1964: Peter Asher of Peter & Gordon has said he has a tape of Paul McCartney's demo of "World Without Love" without the bridge, before it was covered by Peter & Gordon for a #1 hit.

8. Beatles-Carl Perkins session, June 1, 1964: The late rockabilly great Carl Perkins claimed on several occasions that he and the Beatles recorded in the studio together on June 1, 1964. The songs they did varied according to the account, but they might have included "Blue Suede Shoes," "Honey Don't," "Everybody's Trying to Be My Baby," "Your True Love," "Sawdust Dance Floor," and others. No tape has surfaced, however, and it seems possible that if such a session took place, it might not have even been taped. For while Perkins remembered staying in the studio until almost three in the morning, no Beatles recording session officially ran past midnight until October 13, 1965.

9. "You're My World," studio outtake, June 3, 1964: A strange song for the group to be covering, "You're My World" was not a Beatles original, but a song that had just gotten to #1 in the UK for Cilla Black. As it turns out, however, it's reported that the version lasts just 33 seconds.

10. "It's For You," demo, mid-1964: Cilla Black has remembered getting a demo of this Lennon-McCartney song that she covered on a 1964 single (and of which the Beatles never released their own version), featuring just Paul and guitar.

11. "No Reply," demo, mid-1964: Before the Beatles recorded this for Beatles for Sale, there had been thoughts of "giving" it away to another Brian Epstein-managed act, Tommy Quickly, though Quickly never did release his own version. Colin Manley, who played guitar on Tommy Quickly's unreleased cover of "No Reply," told Kristofer Engelhardt in Beatles Undercover that "I don't think the Anthology 1 version is the demo we heard; it's too complete. I wish it would have been the one we heard. I'd back my life that the demo we used had no middle eight; it didn't have any clue as to the rhythm we should use. It contained the sound of a toilet flushing at the end which we thought was hilarious because it was typical of John's humor. I think we were told it was recorded in a hotel room. We immediately noticed when the Beatles put it on their album Beatles for Sale that it had a middle eight."

12. "In My Life," private tape, 1965: In his 1980 Playboy interview with David Sheff, John Lennon said he probably had an original (presumably home) tape of "In My Life." John's memory wasn't always faultless, but in the same answer, he also remembered having tapes of "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "We Can Work It Out," both of which did turn up. Like "Strawberry Fields Forever," "In My Life" is known to have mutated considerably in the course of its composition—in an early draft, it referred to numerous Liverpool landmarks by name—which could make pre-studio tapes of the song fascinating.

13. "What Goes On," private tape, late 1965: In the April 1966 issue of The Beatles Monthly Book, Neil Aspinall reported that "when Paul wanted to show Ringo how 'What Goes On' sounded he made up a multi-track tape. Onto this went Paul singing, Paul playing lead guitar, Paul playing bass and Paul playing drums. Then Ringo listened to the finished tape and added his own ideas before the recording session."

14. "Love You To," take 1 (studio outtake), April 11, 1966: The most intriguing of the Revolver outtakes known to have been taped is an acoustic version of George Harrison's "Love You To" with Paul McCartney on backing vocals that must have been considerably different in this early form than the Indian-flavored final album track.

15. Paul McCartney home tapes, circa 1966: In the biography Many Years from Now, Paul remembered using a studio in Montagu Square in London to "demo things. I'd just written 'Eleanor Rigby' and so I went down there in the basement on my days off on my own. Just took a guitar down and used it as a demo studio." A very brief snippet of Paul on acoustic guitar singing "Eleanor Rigby" has shown up that might be from this period, but no other such tapes have circulated.

16. "Carnival of Light," studio outtake, January 5, 1967: One of the most legendary never-heard Beatles "songs," "Carnival of Light" was actually an experimental sound collage, lasting almost 14 minutes, made for (and played at) a countercultural media event of the same name at the Roundhouse Theatre in London on January 28 and February 4 in 1967. There's an entire 12-page chapter on the recording in Ian Peel's book The Unknown Paul McCartney: McCartney and the Avant-Garde, for further details. Since it was compared by McCartney biographer Barry Miles to the Mother of Invention's searingly jarring, side-long 1966 Freak Out! avant-garde cut "The Return of the Monster Magnet" in Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now, however, it can be assumed that it's neither too tuneful nor too characteristic of the Beatles, even in their psychedelic period.

17. "Good Night," mid-1968: Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick's memoir, Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles (co-written with Howard Massey), mentions that John made a demo of "Good Night" for Ringo that was played back a couple of times in the studio. "It's a shame that this particular tape has been lost to the world, and that nobody will ever hear the gorgeous way John sang his tender little song," wrote Emerick. "In comparison, I really don't think Ringo did the song justice."

18. "Helter Skelter, take 3 (studio outtake), July 18, 1968: Perhaps the Holy Grail of unheard Beatles outtakes is this legendary 27-minute version of "Helter Skelter," at a session also producing ten- and twelve-minute versions. In The Beatles Recording Sessions, Mark Lewisohn noted that "each take developed into a tight and concisely played jam with long instrumental passages." The four-and-a-half-minute edit of take 2 on Anthology 3 lowered expectations, however, as even this truncated version both veered on tedium and was far inferior to the final arrangement, with its dragging tempo and rote blues-rock guitar licks. Explaining why a longer version was not chosen for the Anthology CD compilations in a 1995 Dutch interview (as seen in the bonus disc of the bootlegged director's cut of the Anthology documentary), George Martin was blunt: "I think it gets boring." His elaboration perhaps gave away more than he would have liked about the core philosophy behind the Anthology collections: "In making these records, my consideration has been to put in works that are interesting to the majority of people. Not to Beatle fanatics. And I have to look at the public as a broad, interesting thing. And I don't want to put anything that people are going to say"—here he yawned for emphasis—"'I wonder when this is gonna finish.' And that's what that would do. Now, there are the hardcore Beatle fanatics who would love to have this. But they already have it on bootleg." Most Beatles fanatics love George Martin for what he did with the group, but most could have told him that he was wrong—we don't have it on bootleg, as none of the long versions have ever made it onto that format. (In fact, the over-halved edit of take 2 on Anthology 3 is the only version of "Helter Skelter" from this session to have made it into circulation.)

19. "Etcetera," studio outtake, August 20, 1968: The second most sought-after outtake from The White Album is Paul McCartney's "Etcetera," recorded as a one-take demo by the composer. Recalled by EMI technical engineer Alan Brown as a beautiful ballad, the tape's apparently no longer in EMI's vaults. That could be because Paul, contrary to Brown's estimation, didn't rate the song highly when he spoke about it in Barry Miles's McCartney biography Paul McCartney: Many Years From Now, where he remembered it has having been written with a Marianne Faithfull cover in mind.

20. "The Long and Winding Road," studio outtake, circa late 1968: It's also known that Paul, playing piano, did a demo of "The Long and Winding Road" at some time during the White Album sessions, in advance of it being rehearsed and recorded at the Get Back/Let It Be sessions in January 1969.
Honorable mention: George quits the band, January 10, 1969: The tape was rolling at the precise moment when George Harrison quit the Beatles (for just a few days, as it turned out) during the Get Back/Let It Be sessions—but the discussion/reaction immediately following that moment is missing from the circulating unreleased tapes.

Beatles' Era - Vanilla Fudge

You Keep Me Hangin' On from The Ray Anthony Show (1968)

Beatles' Era - Lemon Pipers

Green Tambourine - Number one hit from 1968. From the "Upbeat" TV Show.

Beatles Cartoon - And Your Bird Can Sing

The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing

Beatles in Japan picks and an alternate take of the song

The Beatles - And Your Bird Can Sing

Revolver Session Take 2

The Beatles - Ain't She Sweet/Cry For a Shadow/Searchin'

Ain't She Sweet
Cry For A Shadow
Brian Epstein Speaking
Searchin'

A Beatles Timeline and Notes on Beatles Songs - C

Can't Buy Me Love (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Mostly Paul
Recorded: 29 Jan 64
Released: 16 Mar 64 (US), 20 Mar 64 (UK), on "A Hard Day's Night": 26 Jun 64 (US), 10 Jul 64 (UK)
Notes: Written in Paris, January, 1964.

Carry That Weight (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: Paul
Recorded: 2, 3, 4, 30 Jul, 15 Aug 69
Released: on "Abbey Road": 26 Sept 69 (UK), 1 Oct 69 (US)
Notes: About Paul's darkest hours.

Come Together (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 21, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30 Jul 69
Released: 6 Oct 69 (US), 31 Oct 69 (UK); on "Abbey Road": 26 Sept 69 (UK), 1 Oct 69 (US)
Notes: Used phrase "here comes old flat top" from Chuck Berry song. "Come Together" was a Timothy Leary phrase (taken from the I Ching) and was originally written as the campaign song for his presidential run of '70. Written after his auto accident. John says "shoot me" over and over, but the bass covers the "me."

The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 9 Oct 68
Released: on "The Beatles": 22 Nov 68 (UK), 25 Nov 68 (US)
Notes: Inspired by a preppie guy in India, Richard Cooke III, who took a break from meditating to go shoot tigers with his mother. Combines Buffalo Bill and Jungle Jim. All meditators in Rishkesh lived in bungalows.

Cry Baby Cry (Lennon and McCartney)
Real Author: John
Recorded: 16, 18 Jul 68
Released: on "The Beatles": 22 Nov 68 (UK), 25 Nov 68 (US)
Notes: Inspired by a TV commercial. Based on fairy tales. Donovan helped. Some lyrics from "Sing a song of sixpence." Kilkardy is a town in Scotland, where the Beatles played on 5 Oct 63.

Cry For a Shadow (Lennon and Harrison)
Real Author: ?
Recorded: 61
Released: 28 Feb 64 (UK), 27 Mar 64 (US)

The Beatles - Come Together

1969 footage

Beatles on 45 - 8

Beatles’ rare 45 rpm sleeves from all over the world.



Vol. 8: 43 sleeves of Something+Come Together/ Let It Be / The Long And Winding Road (rar file 1.1 MB)



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Introducing the Ed Sullivan Show 1964

It was one of the great moments in the history of show business: It was 1:20 p.m., the 7th of February 1964, and Pan Am Yankee Clipper flight number 101 taxied down the runway at New York's Idlewild airport, carrying a human cargo of four young British musicians who were destined to conquer Great Britain's former colony, the U.S.

Introducing the Ed Sullivan Show 1964

The Beatles first appearence on Feb 9, 1964.

Introducing Funk Up! The Beatles

Ella Fitzgerald - Hey Jude (Montreux 1969)

Introducing Funk Up! The Beatles

Gabor Szabo - Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Having grown up in Hungary, Szabo moved to the US in the 50s and in a few years became one of the most respected jazz guitarists in the world. He frequently covered pop songs in his repertoire. This mellow, drawn-out version of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" comes from his 1967 live album "More Sorcery". The album was assembled from performances recorded at both the Monterey Jazz Festival and the Jazz Workshop in Boston.

Beatles' Memorabilia

Beatles jigsaw
Original boxed 340 piece jigsaw of the Beatles performing on stage at the Cavern.

Introducing Reel Music

I Am The Walrus (Magical Mystery Tour)

Introducing Reel Music

I Need You from the movie Help! but not included in Reel Music... but mainly one of the greatest of the second-line gratest Beatles' songs...

Introducing Reel Music

Help! DVD Trailer (2007)

Directed by Richard Lester, who also directed the band's debut feature film 'A Hard Days Night', 'Help!' made its theatrical debut in 1965. The story follows The Beatles as they become passive recipients of an outside plot that revolves around Ringo's possession of a sacrificial ring, which he cannot remove from his finger. As a result, he and his bandmates John, Paul and George are chased from London to the Austrian Alps and the Bahamas by religious cult members, a mad scientist and the London police. In addition to starring the Beatles, 'Help!' has a witty script, a great cast of British character actors and features 7 classic Beatles tracks.