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#1 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
From Me To You
SIDE 2
Thank You Girl
RELEASE DATE
May 1963 / Promotional Copy
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label label disk disk
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doyou doyou doyou doyou
White label promotional copy with gray outer rim and Vee-Jay oval logo.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Vee Jay white label with gray outer rim, oval logo
CATALOG NUMBER
VJ 522
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Gil Music Corp.-BMI
SIDE 2
Conrad-Pub. BMI
COMMENTS
Promotional copy.
It has thin black print on a white label with an oval logo and outer rim "colorband" with varying shades of gray.
The words "Disc Jockey Advance Sample" and "NOT FOR SALE" were printed on the label.
Some copies have "THE ORIGINAL HIT" stamped on the side-1. This was done to influence Disc Jockeys to play the Beatles version of "From Me To You" rather than the cover version by Del Shannon.



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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
She Loves You
SIDE 2
I'll Get You
RELEASE DATE
early January 1964 / Second Press
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she she_back label label
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DISK
she she she disk
The words "MASTERING RECO-ART PHILLA" is found in the matrix with the matrix number.
Thin titles without quotation marks.
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RECORD LABEL
Swan--Flat black label with silver print type 2-C
CATALOG NUMBER
SWAN S-4152
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
SLEEVE STYLE
straight cut top
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1 Gil Music Corp. BMI
SIDE 2 Northern Music Ltd., ASCAP
COMMENTS
Second Press. (First Press=16th September.1963/ White label with red print)
Flat black label with silver print. The words "DON'T DROP OUT" appear on the label. Thin titles without quotation marks. The words "MASTERING RECO-ART PHILLA" is found in the matrix with the matrix number.
Pressed by RCA.

Swan Records was a mid-20th century United States based record label, founded in 1957, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It had a subsidiary label called Lawn Records. Swan came into the spotlight after Brian Epstein leased The Beatles' song "She Loves You" and it became an American number 1 hit in January 1964. Swan was also given the rights to the German version of "She Loves You", "Sie Liebt Dich" which peaked at #97 in 1964.



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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
My Bonnie
SIDE 2
The Saints
RELEASE DATE
27th January 1964 / First Press (East Coast version)
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mybonnie mybonnie_back label label
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DISK
mybonnie iwant iwant disk
Artist credited as "THE BEATLES With Tony Sheridan".
Side-1 publishing credit given as "P.D." Reissue credited as "Hill & Range".
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
MGM Black label type 1-A
CATALOG NUMBER
MGM K-13213
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
SLEEVE STYLE
straight cut top
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
P.D. ASCAP
SIDE 2
P.D. ASCAP
COMMENTS
MGM black label. Artist credited as "THE BEATLES With Tony Sheridan".
No slow intro.

The MGM single was released on 27th January 1964, MGM prepared a green title sleeve.
The singles pressed for the East Coast were manufactured by MGM's factory in Bloomfield, New Jeersey. The labels for these disks were printed by Pace Press in New York. West Coast singles were pressed by H.V. Waddell Co. in Burbank, California.
The labels to the first pressings do not list a publisher's name, but rather state "P.D. ASCAP" indicating that the song rights are in the public domain. However, My Bonnie is credited to song-writer H.J. Fuller.

East Coast version (type 1-A): The labels do not contain a reference to MGM's Beatles album.
West Coast version (type 1-B): The labels also have a reference to the MGM Beatles album, "From Album E/SE 4215" under the artist name.

Second press: The labels were revised to credit the song publishing to "Hill & Range Songs, Inc. BMI." In addition, "(Arr. Tony Sheridan)" appears below the song title on each side.



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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Please Please Me
SIDE 2
From Me To You
RELEASE DATE
January 1964 / Second Press
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please please label label
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DISK
please label label disk
First press has black rainbow with "VJ" oval logo
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Vee Jay Black rainbow with brackets logo
CATALOG NUMBER
VJ-581
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
SLEEVE STYLE
straight cut top
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Concertone Songs-ASCAP
SIDE 2
Gil Music Corp. BMI
COMMENTS
Second Press. (First Press=January 1964 / Black rainbow with "VJ" oval logo.)
five different print styles exit of this single.
Straight -cut top white sleeve with picture of the group and "THE BEATLES" in red. Copies with colors other than red or with a curve cut top are fake.

Vee-Jay Records was a record label, specializing in blues, jazz, rhythm and blues and rock and roll. It was founded in Gary, Indiana in 1953 by Vivian Carter and James C. Bracken, a husband-and-wife team who used their initials for the label's name.
Vee-Jay's biggest successes occurred in 1962-1964, with the ascendancy of the Four Seasons and the distribution of early Beatles material ("Please Please Me" and "From Me to You" via Vee-Jay and "Love Me Do", "Twist and Shout", and "Do You Want to Know a Secret?" via its subsidiary Tollie Records), because EMI's autonomous United States company Capitol initially refused to release Beatles records. Vee-Jay's releases were at first unsuccessful, but quickly became huge hits once the British Invasion took off in early 1964, selling 2.6 million Beatles singles in a single month.



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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Please Please Me
SIDE 2
From Me To You
RELEASE DATE
Counterfeit: Unknown
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please please_back label label
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DISK
label disk
Copies with colors other than red or with a curve cut top are fakes.
Catalog number is 581without "VJ".
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Vee Jay Black rainbow with brackets logo
CATALOG NUMBER
VJ-581
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
SLEEVE STYLE
curve cut top
MIX
MONO
COMMENTS
Known counterfeit has a curved cut at the top. Original is straight. Photo-print on fake are faded and blue.



#5 Back to the top of the line
TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
I'll Get You
SIDE 2
-
RELEASE DATE
March 1964 / One-sided promotional single
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DISK: BACK
label label disk disk
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doyou doyou doyou doyou
Two factory-printed "X" and "PROMOTION COPY" appear on the label. Quotation marks surround title.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Flat white label with black print type-A
CATALOG NUMBER
S-4152-I
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Northern Music Ltd. ASCAP
SIDE 2
-
COMMENTS
After "She Loves You" had run its course as a top ten hit, Swan attempted to get additional mileage out of the 45 by promoting its B side. Swan was hoping radio stations would add "I'll Get You" to their play lists, thus encouraging those who had not already purchased the record to buy the disk. To prompt DJs to play "I'll Get You", Swan issued white label promo singles with "I'll Get You" on one side and a blank label on the other.
there are several variations of this odd promotional record.

Type-A: The Mallard pressing has an "X" to the lower left and the lower right of the center hole and "PROMOTIONAL COPY" to the upper right. It contains "DON'T DROP OUT" and the George Martin production credit. Quotation marks surround title. The trail off area has Reco-Art markings. The other side of the disk contains a blank white label pressed over smooth black vinyl.
Type-B: The label to Monarch's promo has "DON'T DROP OUT", but does not have the production credit. "PROMOTIONAL COPY" is to the lower left and "NOT FOR SALE" is to the lower right. Song titles without quotation marks. Its back side has a blank white label on smooth vinyl.
Type-C-1: RCA's Rockaway factory pressed at least two variations of the disk, the initial pressings do not have promotional markings and have an all black label on the non-music side.
Type-C-2: Later pressings have "PROMOTIONAL COPY" to the right of the center hole and a shiny white label on the back. Both variations have "DON'T DROP OUT", the Martin production credit, Virtue Studio markings and wide spaced grooves on the non-music side.



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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Do You Want To Know A Secret
SIDE 2
Thank You Girl
RELEASE DATE
23th March 1964 / First Press
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doyou doyou label label
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DISK
doyou doyou doyou disk
Exits in East Coast straight cut top (A) and West Coast thumb tab top (B) variations.
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RECORD LABEL
Vee Jay Black rainbow with brackets logo
CATALOG NUMBER
VJ-587
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
SLEEVE STYLE
straight cut top (West Coast version)
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Metric Music BMI
SIDE 2
Conrad Pub. BMI
COMMENTS
First Press: 23th March.1964
Picture sleeve printed on flat paper. Exists in East Coast straight cut top (A) and West Coast thumb tab top (B) variations.
Can be found with any of the label variations but is often found with the black label with colorband and brackets logo issue.



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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Do You Want To Know A Secret
SIDE 2
Thank You Girl
RELEASE DATE
Issued October 1964 / Christmas sleeve
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doyou doyou label label
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DISK
doyou doyou disk
The sleeve is die-cut, exposing the record label.
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
Vee Jay Black rainbow with brackets logo
CATALOG NUMBER
VJ-587
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
SLEEVE STYLE
die-cut
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Metric Music BMI
SIDE 2
Conrad Pub. BMI
COMMENTS
Issued with any Vee Jay,Tollie,or Oldies singles by The Beatles during the Christmas season of 1964, and reportedly 1965.
The sleeve is die-cut, exposing the record label, and features the portraits of the Beatles that are also found on other Vee Jay releases.



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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Why
SIDE 2
Cry For A Shadow
RELEASE DATE
27th March 1964 / First Press
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LABEL
DISK
why why_back Sorry!
I don't have it.
Sorry!
I don't have it.
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why why
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
MGM
CATALOG NUMBER
MGM K-13227
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
SLEEVE STYLE
straight cut top
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
-
SIDE 2
-
COMMENTS
By "The Beatles with Tony Sheridan". Can be found with the publisher credit as "AL GALLICO MUSIC" or "AL GALLICO MUSIC CORP." on A-side.
Known counterfeit is only 7" wide, the disk will not fit in. Originals are about 7-1/4" wide. Otherwise the sleeve is a pretty close facsimile.



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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Love Me Do
SIDE 2
P.S. I Love You
RELEASE DATE
1964 / 6th Press?
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lovemedo lovemedo label label
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DISK
lovemedo lovemedo lovemedo disk
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
TOLLIE black print on the yellow label type-6
CATALOG NUMBER
T-9008
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
SLEEVE STYLE
straight cut top
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Beechwood Music B.M.I.
SIDE 2
Beechwood Music B.M.I.
COMMENTS
The Beatles first British single, "Love Me Do b/w P.S. I Love You", was released in the U.S. on 27th April 1964.
The record's picture sleeve, T-9008 features a painted color portrait of the group that faithfully duplicates a Dezo Hoffman color photo. The attractive illustration was later used for the cover of the second issue of "The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage" album.
Although the picture sleeve may have been issued with all of the label variations, it is most commonly found with the version designated as T-9008 type-1; black print on a yellow label with the "TOLLIE" thin block letters logo.
T-9008 type-2 has black print on a yellow label with "tollie" and "RECORDS" in the clockwise box logo.
T-9008 type-3 has dark green print on a yellow label with "tollie" and "RECORDS" in the clockwise box logo.
T-9008 type-4 has black print on a yellow label with "TOLLIE" and "RECORDS" in the box.The "E" of "TOLLIE" has a curved shape.
T-9008 type-5 has silver print on an all black label with "TOLLIE" and "RECORDS" in the box.The "E" of "TOLLIE" has a curved shape.
T-9008 type-6 has black print on a yellow label with thick block print "TOLLIE" logo in the box.

Tollie Records was a record label formed in February, 1964 as a sub-label of Vee-Jay Records and closed in May 1965. The label distributed some Beatles singles in the United States before Capitol Records.



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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
Ain't She Sweet
SIDE 2
Nobody's Child
RELEASE DATE
1964 / Second Press
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mybonnie mybonnie_back label label
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DISK
iwant iwant iwant disk
Side-1 has "VOCAL BY JOHN LENNON" in small thin print at left.
Rim print begins "Division of ATLANTIC RECORDS,".
Author credit on side-2 is "Foree-Coben".
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
ATCO Yellow & White label type-2-1
CATALOG NUMBER
ATCO 6308
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
SLEEVE STYLE
straight cut top
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Pub., Advance, ASCAP
SIDE 2
Pub., Milene, ASCAP
COMMENTS
Atlantic Records was one of several companies that turned down the Beatles in 1963. The first single (ATCO 6302) paired two songs featuring Tony Sheridan on lead vocal: "Sweet Georgia Brown" and "Take Out Some Insurance On Me Baby". By the time the record was released in early June, 1964.
On month after issuing its first Beatles' single, Atlantic released a second pairing of the Bert Kaempfert-produced songs on 6th July 1964. "Ain't She Sweet", with John Lennon on Lead vocal, was coupled with Tony Sheridan's performance of "Nobody's Child".

Many of the Ain't She Sweet singles were packaged with a picture sleeve. The sleeves have a straight cut top and were manufactured by Queens Litho.

ATCO 6308 type-1: The initial pressings of the record do not list the song-writers for Nobody's Child, but credit the arrangement to Tony Sheridan by printing "Arr. by Sheridan" below the song title. The publisher's name is listed as "Hill & Range, BMI".
ATCO 6308 type-2: The second pressings of the single have the same side-1 labels, but the side-2 correctly credits the song to "Foree-Coben" and lists the publisher as "Milene, ASCAP"



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TRACK LISTING
SIDE 1
And I Love Her
SIDE 2
Ringo's Theme (This Boy)
RELEASE DATE
late June or early July 1964 / First Press
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andilove andilove_back label label
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DISK
iwant iwant disk
label type 1-C have "GEORGE MARTIN" on 1 line and "And His Orchestra" on the line below.
On side-1, publisher listed as "Unart Music & Maclen Music".
OTHER ITEM
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RECORD LABEL
United Artists black label type 1-C
CATALOG NUMBER
UA-745
VINYL COLOR
BLACK
SLEEVE STYLE
straight cut top
MIX
MONO
PUBLISHER'S NAME
SIDE 1
Unart Music Maclen Music BMI
SIDE 2
Maclen Music BMI
COMMENTS
The first single, UA 745 was released in either late June or early July 1964 and featured "And I Love Her" backed with "Ringo's Theme".
This single contains instrumental versions of Beatles songs by George Martin.
The front of the sleeve is similar to the front cover of the soundtrack LP.
The singles were pressed with black labels featuring the United Artists logo in white at the top and text overprinted in silver.

United Artists used three factories to press its singles:
(A) Columbia Records in Bridgeport, Conneticut
(B) Columbia Records in Terre Haute, Indiana
(C) Monarch Records in Los Angeles, Carifornia.
Type 1-A: The single pressed in Bridgeport have "GEORGE MARTIN AND HIS ORCH." on 1 line on the label.
Type 1-B: The Terre Haute pressings have "GEORGE MARTIN & HIS ORCH." on 1 line.
Type 1-C: The Monarch disks have "GEORGE MARTIN" on 1 line and "And His Orchestra" on the line below.



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