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01. Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You (45-R 4949)
(Update: 6th. May 2020)

lovemedo
Red Parlophone Label
  • #1-1 Demonstration Record
  • #1-2 Red Parlophone Sample Record
  • #1-3 Red Parlophone Factory Sample
  • #1-4 Red Parlophone Type-1 "Missing Bracket"
  • #1-5 Red Parlophone Type-2
  • #1-6 Black Parlophone R 4949
  • #1-7 with SOLD IN U.K./The Parlophone (small letter) rim Type-1
  • #1-8 with SOLD IN U.K./The Parlophone (small letter) rim Type-2
  • #1-9 with SOLD IN U.K./THE PARLOPHONE rim



Notice* Click the disk of each single, so you can see the large picture image.

#1-1 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (Demonstration Record: 45-R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McArtney)  *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McArtney)
RELEASE DATE
Demonstration Record (First Press: 5th October. 1962)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo ps label
DEMO SLEEVE CLOSE UP
label Demo copies of EMI records were issued in "Top Pop" sleeves.
Demo's from "Love Me Do" untill "A Hard Day's Night" would have featured a blue or red sleeve.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label White label with black ink and, on the A-side, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
"DEMONSTRATION RECORD" and "NOT FOR SALE" were printed  on the label.
Push-out center, tax code is "Z and T".
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Publisher's credit "Ardmore & Beechwood" was printed at the left side of the center hole on both sides.
label The promotional copies have the prefix "45-R" at the record number as "45-R 4949".






label label Song writer's credit was misspelled "McArtney" on both sides.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
Side-1: Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4949
LABEL
Parlophone Demonstration Label
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1NMOTHER & STAMPER 1 / JR
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N1 / JR
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Top Pop Record Sleeve type-B : Blue sleeve with Red ink.
COMMENTS
The Beatles' debut demo, limited 250 copies.
It is a copy of the original 1962 UK 1st issue Parlophone red A-mark label "DEMONSTRATION RECORD" vinyl in the  "TOP POP" sleeve, then with only 250 reported to have been issued, it's not surprising that this is considered one of the rarest Beatles Records in the World today.
This extremely sought after Demo was the very first Beatles demo to have been issued by Parlophone/EMI in 1962 to promote The Beatles debut single.
The Red A-mark Label Demo 45 is on the Custom White Parlophone Label featuring a large Red "A", and Mis-spelt "McArtney" on both sides of the record labels.
Side 2 has a Custom White Parlophone label with Black print.
Both sides of the record labels display the official "The Parlophone Co Ltd" label rim together with the wording "Ardmore & Beechwood", and "Demonstration Record Not For Sale" in black print.
The promotional copies  have the prefix "45-R" at the record number as "45-R 4949".

The official side 1 dead wax matrix number is: 7XCE 17144-1N - indicating Ringo on Drums and No Tambourine Version
Side 2 Matrix is: 7XCE 17145-1N.
The side 1 stampers are: ''JR", with the side 2 stampers: "JR".
The official 'ZT' tax code is faintly visible on the side 1 record label.
The version released on 7" single was the Ringo version, recorded one week before the Andy White re-make.
(Matrix ending 2N is the Andy White on drums version with Ringo on tambourine.)

Made for both radio and for the record shops, all U.K. Parlophone and Apple 7" Beatles singles had promotional Records.
A Promo is always a copy of the exact performance and mix that is to be sold in the record shops. It is pressed from the very same plates used to make the commercially-available 45rpm singles.

The first 12 Beatles singles, from "Love Me Do" trough "Paperback Writer"(*)  all had promo's on white-label disks with black ink and, on the Aside, a large red "A" over the face of the label.
Records like "Day tripper/We Can Work It Out", issued as double-A-sided disks, had the red "A" on both sides of the record label.

* excepted for "She Loves You, Can't Buy Me Love, I Feel Fine, and Help!"
EMI did not prepare a demonstration record for these records.

Beginning with "All You Need Is Love (**)", Promo's were made with a lime-green background and a White "A" on the intended Aside.
These lime -green promo's had slightly-smaller labels, so the labels fit within the circle of ridges surrounding the label area, instead of overlapping onto them, as the previous promo's did.

**  EMI did not prepare a demonstration record for "Strawberry Fields Forever"



#1-2 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (Sample Record: 45-R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Sample Record (First Press: 5th October. 1962)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo ps label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
Without the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" under the trade mark.
With a "SAMPLE RECORD NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-1.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Push-out center,
tax code is "Z,T"
label label
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962" statement was printed on the label. Paul's name was corrected.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
Side-1: Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
Sample Record sticker

CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4949
LABEL
Red Parlophone
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Sleeve type-A : "Beach stripe" Company sleeve (colored wavy lines without Parlophone logo in a box on front)
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
Red Parlophone Label.
With a "SAMPLE RECORD NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-1.
It might seem that the regular disks with "Sample Record" sticker were substituted for the promotion white-label disks because of lack of stock.

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
The Beatles first single was released on October 5, 1962. The Beatles first entered EMI Studios on Abbey Road on June 6, 1962, when the band’s lineup was John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on lead guitar and Pete Best on drums. Four songs were recorded that day: “Besame Mucho”, “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Ask Me Why”. In August, 1962, Pete Best was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr. On September 4, 1962, the Beatles returned to Abbey Road to record their first single. The Beatles recorded a number of takes of “Love Me Do” and, much against their wishes, “How Do You Do It”. Ringo played drums. On September 11, 1962, the Beatles recorded “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Please Please Me”, which features Paul on lead vocal and bass, supported by John and George on backing vocals and guitars. Andy White, the drummer of the studio, plays the drums. Ringo played tambourine and maracas. But on the first pressings used the version of “Love Me Do” with Ringo’s drumming recorded on September 4.



#1-3 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (Factory Sample: 45-R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
Factory Sample (First Press: 5th October. 1962)
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo ps label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
Without the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" under the trade mark.
With a "FACTORY SAMPLE NOT FOR SALE" sticker on the label of side-1.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Push-out center,
tax code is "Z,T"
label label
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962" statement was printed on the label. This label has center justified song titles, songwriters' credits and group name.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" on both side.
Side-1: Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
Sample Record sticker

CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4949
LABEL
Red Parlophone
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Sleeve type-B : "Beach stripe" Company sleeve (colored wavy lines with Parlophone logo in a box on front)
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
Red Parlophone Label.
After the test pressings were approved, and copies were run with the promo labels on them, the printer then loaded the machines with the proper labels for the disk's standard release. Then samples were taken from possibly each press machine making the records, and affixed with a sticker (red ink on white) and checked for quality. Except for the sticker, the disk is exactly as it will be when it is released.

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
The Beatles first single was released on October 5, 1962. The Beatles first entered EMI Studios on Abbey Road on June 6, 1962, when the band’s lineup was John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on lead guitar and Pete Best on drums. Four songs were recorded that day: “Besame Mucho”, “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Ask Me Why”. In August, 1962, Pete Best was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr. On September 4, 1962, the Beatles returned to Abbey Road to record their first single. The Beatles recorded a number of takes of “Love Me Do” and, much against their wishes, “How Do You Do It”. Ringo played drums. On September 11, 1962, the Beatles recorded “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Please Please Me”, which features Paul on lead vocal and bass, supported by John and George on backing vocals and guitars. Andy White, the drummer of the studio, plays the drums. Ringo played tambourine and maracas. But on the first pressings used the version of “Love Me Do” with Ringo’s drumming recorded on September 4.



#1-4 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (1st. Press Type-1 "Missing Bracket": 45-R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do  (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
5th October. 1962/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo ps disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962" statement.
Without the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" under the trade mark.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Push-out center,
tax code is "M, ?? ??"
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
label label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
LABEL CLOSE UP
SIDE 1 SIDE 2
#1-2 & #1-3 #1-4 (=this record) #1-4 (=this record) #1-5
label label label label label
This label has right justified song titles, songwriters' credits and group name.
cf. #1-3 has center justified.
Missing Bracket Side-2: (Lennon -McCartney
cf. #1-5 corrected credits Side-2:  (Lennon -McCartney)
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4949
LABEL
Red Parlophone
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Sleeve type-B : "Beach stripe" Company sleeve (colored wavy lines with Parlophone logo in a box on front)
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
Red Parlophone Label
 Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
The Beatles first single was released on October 5, 1962. The Beatles first entered EMI Studios on Abbey Road on June 6, 1962, when the band’s lineup was John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on lead guitar and Pete Best on drums. Four songs were recorded that day: “Besame Mucho”, “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Ask Me Why”. In August, 1962, Pete Best was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr. On September 4, 1962, the Beatles returned to Abbey Road to record their first single. The Beatles recorded a number of takes of “Love Me Do” and, much against their wishes, “How Do You Do It”. Ringo played drums. On September 11, 1962, the Beatles recorded “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Please Please Me”, which features Paul on lead vocal and bass, supported by John and George on backing vocals and guitars. Andy White, the drummer of the studio, plays the drums. Ringo played tambourine and maracas. But on the first pressings used the version of “Love Me Do” with Ringo’s drumming recorded on September 4.

There are two kinds of subtype in the red label;
one does not have the name of the country at the right part of the label (under the trade mark) and another is with the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN".
Please note that the record number is still "45-R 4949". The prefix "45" seems apparently for "45 RPM (Revolutions Per Minute)", later the number became simply "R 4949".

On side-1,
#1-4 has right justified song titles, songwriters' credits and group name.
#1-3 has center justified.

On side-2;
#1-4: Missing Bracket: (Lennon -McCartney
#1-5: corrected credits:  (Lennon -McCartney)



#1-5 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (1st. Press Type-2: 45-R 4949)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do  (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
5th October. 1962/First Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo ps disk
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.
The "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962" statement.
With the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" under the trade mark.
label
Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label Push-out center,
tax code is "Z,M,P,T"
#1-5 (=this record) #1-4
label label
#1-4: Missing Bracket Side-2: (Lennon -McCartney
#1-5: corrected credits Side-2:  (Lennon -McCartney)
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
45-R 4949
LABEL
Red Parlophone
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Sleeve type-B : "Beach stripe" Company sleeve (colored wavy lines with Parlophone logo in a box on front)
Slight curved cut at top.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
Red Parlophone Label.
 Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
The Beatles first single was released on October 5, 1962. The Beatles first entered EMI Studios on Abbey Road on June 6, 1962, when the band’s lineup was John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on lead guitar and Pete Best on drums. Four songs were recorded that day: “Besame Mucho”, “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Ask Me Why”. In August, 1962, Pete Best was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr. On September 4, 1962, the Beatles returned to Abbey Road to record their first single. The Beatles recorded a number of takes of “Love Me Do” and, much against their wishes, “How Do You Do It”. Ringo played drums. On September 11, 1962, the Beatles recorded “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Please Please Me”, which features Paul on lead vocal and bass, supported by John and George on backing vocals and guitars. Andy White, the drummer of the studio, plays the drums. Ringo played tambourine and maracas. But on the first pressings used the version of “Love Me Do” with Ringo’s drumming recorded on September 4.

There are two kinds of subtype in the red label;
one does not have the name of the country at the right part of the label (under the trade mark) and another is with the words "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN".
Please note that the record number is still "45-R 4949". The prefix "45" seems apparently for "45 RPM (Revolutions Per Minute)", later the number became simply "R 4949".

On side-2;
#1-4: Missing Bracket: (Lennon -McCartney
#1-5: corrected credits:  (Lennon -McCartney)

    known second press (1963):
  • black label with small letter "The Parlophone Co. Ltd." at the perimeter.
  • matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.



#1-6 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (2nd. Press: R 4949)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1963/Second Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo lovemedo lovemedo
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.  "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)" statement. The "t" in "MADE IN Gt BRITAIN" text is small letter. label label
Push-out center,
tax code is "K,T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The prefix "45" disappered from the record number "R 4949". label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 4949
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
-
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The earliest black label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter which reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd."
It has not the central remark "Sold in UK.." yet.
Please note that the prefix "45" disappered from the record number "R 4949".
(All re-pressings of "Love Me Do" don't feature the "45" prefix.)

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
The Beatles first single was released on October 5, 1962. The Beatles first entered EMI Studios on Abbey Road on June 6, 1962, when the band’s lineup was John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on lead guitar and Pete Best on drums. Four songs were recorded that day: “Besame Mucho”, “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Ask Me Why”. In August, 1962, Pete Best was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr. On September 4, 1962, the Beatles returned to Abbey Road to record their first single. The Beatles recorded a number of takes of “Love Me Do” and, much against their wishes, “How Do You Do It”. Ringo played drums. On September 11, 1962, the Beatles recorded “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Please Please Me”, which features Paul on lead vocal and bass, supported by John and George on backing vocals and guitars. Andy White, the drummer of the studio, plays the drums. Ringo played tambourine and maracas. But on the first pressings used the version of “Love Me Do” with Ringo’s drumming recorded on September 4.



#1-7 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (3rd. Press "SOLD IN U.K./The Parlophone (small letter) rim type-1": R 4949)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/Third Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo lovemedo lovemedo
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (Small letter)" was printed at the perimeter.  "RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)" statement. The "t" in "MADE IN Gt. BRITAIN" text is Small letter. label " SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The prefix "45" disappered from the record number "R 4949". label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 4949
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT RECORDING FIRST PUBLISHED 1962 (capital letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The later black label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter which reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd.".
Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
The Beatles first single was released on October 5, 1962. The Beatles first entered EMI Studios on Abbey Road on June 6, 1962, when the band’s lineup was John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on lead guitar and Pete Best on drums. Four songs were recorded that day: “Besame Mucho”, “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Ask Me Why”. In August, 1962, Pete Best was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr. On September 4, 1962, the Beatles returned to Abbey Road to record their first single. The Beatles recorded a number of takes of “Love Me Do” and, much against their wishes, “How Do You Do It”. Ringo played drums. On September 11, 1962, the Beatles recorded “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Please Please Me”, which features Paul on lead vocal and bass, supported by John and George on backing vocals and guitars. Andy White, the drummer of the studio, plays the drums. Ringo played tambourine and maracas. But on the first pressings used the version of “Love Me Do” with Ringo’s drumming recorded on September 4.



#1-8 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (3rd. Press "SOLD IN U.K./The Parlophone (small letter) rim type-2": R 4949)
 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/Third Press?
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo lovemedo lovemedo
LABEL CLOSE UP
label #1-8 (=this record) #1-7 label " SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.Push-out center, tax code is "K,M & T"
label label
"The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (Small letter)" was printed at the perimeter. "Recording first published 1962" is printed  small letter
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The prefix "45" disappered from the record number "R 4949". label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 4949
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: large type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
The Parlophone Co. Ltd. (small letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording first published 1962 (small letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1A : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
Company name is "Electric & Musical Industries Ltd" on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The later black label has a characteristic credit in a small letter at the perimeter which reads "The Parlophone Co. Ltd.".
Publishing date of the recording credit "Recording first published 1962" is a small letter.

Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
The Beatles first single was released on October 5, 1962. The Beatles first entered EMI Studios on Abbey Road on June 6, 1962, when the band’s lineup was John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on lead guitar and Pete Best on drums. Four songs were recorded that day: “Besame Mucho”, “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Ask Me Why”. In August, 1962, Pete Best was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr. On September 4, 1962, the Beatles returned to Abbey Road to record their first single. The Beatles recorded a number of takes of “Love Me Do” and, much against their wishes, “How Do You Do It”. Ringo played drums. On September 11, 1962, the Beatles recorded “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Please Please Me”, which features Paul on lead vocal and bass, supported by John and George on backing vocals and guitars. Andy White, the drummer of the studio, plays the drums. Ringo played tambourine and maracas. But on the first pressings used the version of “Love Me Do” with Ringo’s drumming recorded on September 4.



#1-9 Love Me Do / P. S. I Love You (4th. Press "SOLD IN U.K./THE PARLOPHONE rim": R 4949)
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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1 Love Me Do (Lennon-McCartney) *Ringo's Druming
SIDE 2 P.S. I Love You (Lennon-McCartney)
RELEASE DATE
1964/4th. Press
SLEEVE:FRONT SLEEVE:BACK SIDE 1 --> Click! SIDE 2 --> Click! DISK --> Click!
sleeve sleeve lovemedo lovemedo lovemedo
LABEL CLOSE UP
#1-9: 4th. Press (=this record) #1-8: 3rd. Press The Parlophone logo mark was changed to small type.

label label
LABEL CLOSE UP
label label "THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD (Capital letter)" was printed at the perimeter. The "Recording first published 1962" statement. The "T" in "MADE IN GT. BRITAIN" text is Capital letter. label " SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS, SEE PRICE LISTS." statement was printed at the center of the label.
Push-out center, tax code is "K, T"
LABEL CLOSE UP
label The prefix "45" disappered from the record number "R 4949". label label Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
OTHER ITEM
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CATALOG NUMBER
R 4949
LABEL
Silver Parlophone (logo: small type)
MIX
Mono
MATRIX No. SIDE 1 7XCE 17144 - 1N
SIDE 2 7XCE 17145 - 1N
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
RECORD COMPANY'S NAME
THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD (capital letter)
CENTER
Push-out center
CENTRAL REMARK
"SOLD IN U.K..."
YES
RECORDING PUBLISHED CREDIT Recording first published 1962 (small letter)
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
SIDE 2
ARDMORE & BEECHWOOD LTD.
PRODUCER
George Martin
COVER DESIGN/ PHOTO/ NOTES
Green sleeve type-1D : Straight cut at top and "6'- to 50'-" on back.
EMI company name was corrected: "Controlled by Electric & Musical Instrument Industries Ltd" in slightly larger font on the back cover.
Inside glued.
COMMENTS
The later black label has a characteristic credit in a capital letter at the perimeter which reads "THE PARLOPHONE CO LTD".
Beginning in 1964, Parlophone (and all the other EMI companies) began printing a phrase in the centers of all their singles, EP's and LP's, which said:

SOLD IN U.K. SUBJECT TO
RESALE PRICE CONDITIONS,
SEE PRICE LISTS.

This notice appears on the labels of every UK market EMI product, from very early 1964, right through mid-1969.

Matrix suffixed with "1N" indicating "Ringo on drums and no tambourine" version.
The Beatles first single was released on October 5, 1962. The Beatles first entered EMI Studios on Abbey Road on June 6, 1962, when the band’s lineup was John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Paul McCartney on bass, George Harrison on lead guitar and Pete Best on drums. Four songs were recorded that day: “Besame Mucho”, “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Ask Me Why”. In August, 1962, Pete Best was fired and replaced by Ringo Starr. On September 4, 1962, the Beatles returned to Abbey Road to record their first single. The Beatles recorded a number of takes of “Love Me Do” and, much against their wishes, “How Do You Do It”. Ringo played drums. On September 11, 1962, the Beatles recorded “Love Me Do”, “P.S. I Love You” and “Please Please Me”, which features Paul on lead vocal and bass, supported by John and George on backing vocals and guitars. Andy White, the drummer of the studio, plays the drums. Ringo played tambourine and maracas. But on the first pressings used the version of “Love Me Do” with Ringo’s drumming recorded on September 4.



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