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The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record, Happy Christmas1969 (1969)
(Update: 14th. March 2018)

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Christmas Record's Sleeve
  • #7-1 Sample Record
  • #7-2 LYN 1970/1971 / with Envelope



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#7-1 The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record, Happy Christmas1969 (1969: Sample Record)
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TITLE
HAPPY CHRISTMAS 1969
RELEASE DATE
19th December 1969/Sample Disk
SLEEVE: FRONT--> Click! SLEEVE: BACK--> Click! LABEL -->Click! DISK: FRONT -->Click! DISK: BACK
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LABEL CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP
sleeve sleeve The cover was designed by Ringo and his son Zak Starkey. sleeve
Matrix suffixed with "1L" on both side. On the back cover, printer's name "West Brothers" was printed.
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CATALOG NUMBER
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LABEL
Lyntone
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1: LYN 1970 - IL
Side2: LYN 1971 - IL
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRODUCER
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COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Cover design: Richard Sterkey and Zak Starkey
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Lyntone Company
PUBLISHER'S NAME
The Official Beatles Fan Club
PRINTER'S NAME
West Brothers
COMMENTS
The 1968 and 1969 Christmas recordings are unique because, unlike the others, each flexi disk is double-sided; and while all of the 1963 through 1967 flexi's had paper record labels, the 1968 and 1969 disks had the information printed right on the black flexi disk with white ink.
Both recordings consist of separately taped pieces by each of the Beatles.
John's pieces (inevitably) included Yoko.

It was edited together by Radio 1 disc-jockey Kenny Everett, but this time credited to his real name, Maurice Cole.



#7-2 The Beatles Seventh Christmas Record, Happy Christmas 1969 (1969)
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TITLE
HAPPY CHRISTMAS 1969
RELEASE DATE
19th December 1969
SLEEVE: FRONT--> Click! SLEEVE: BACK--> Click! LABEL --> Click! DISK: FRONT --> Click! DISK: BACK
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LABEL CLOSE UP BACK COVER CLOSE UP ENVELOPE -->Click! ENVELOPE CLOSE UP
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The 1969  Christmas record is unique because, unlike the others, flexi disk is double-sided. On the back cover, printer's name "West Brothers" was printed.
OTHER ITEM: some with foolscap Fan Club newsletter
Alan Aldridge "illustrated lyrics" flyer. Apology letter With original Alan Aldridge "Illustrated Lyrics" flyer and original mailer date stamped (26th) January 1970.
This is the January flexi, sent out with the  apology letters in January 1970. Because of a fault at the pressing plant, most subscribers received their flexis in January 1970, with an apology letter from the fan club.
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CATALOG NUMBER
LYN 1970/1971
LABEL
Lyntone
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. Side1: LYN 1970 - IL
Side1: LYN 1971 - IL
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
PRODUCER
-
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Cover design: Richard Sterkey and Zak Starkey
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
Lyntone Company
PUBLISHER'S NAME
The Official Beatles Fan Club
PRINTER'S NAME
West Brothers
COMMENTS
Issued in December 1969.
Recorded in fall of 1969 at John and Yoko's home in Ascot, Ringo's home in Weybridge, Paul's home in London, and the London offices of Apple.
A visit to John and Yoko in their home, Ringo plugs his movie "The Magic Christian" and Paul sings "This is to Wish You a Merry, Merry Christmas." George is featured only briefly.

Edited by Maurice Cole (Kenny Everett's original name)

With original Alan Aldridge "Illustrated Lyrics" flyer and original mailer date stamped 26 January 1970.
This is the January flexi, sent out with the  apology letters in January 1970. Because of a fault at the pressing plant, most subscribers received their flexis in January 1970, with an apology letter from the fan club.



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