$19,999 for Epstein's Beatles 'Butcher' - Wednesday, December 18, 2013
According to the Beatles memorabilia dealer who sold the album; "This is easily the most important copy of any album i've ever offered to date. It is an original 1966 U.S. first state stereo Butcher cover 'Yesterday and Today' album that was the personal copy of Beatles manager and close friend to the band, Mr. Brian Epstein!
In 1966, The Beatles 'Butcher' (album) cover was used in an early release of "Yesterday and Today." The album immediately drew criticism due to the image of The Beatles being covered in raw-meat and baby-doll parts. Things were so bad... When Capital Records first released the album, most stores would not carry it. Sears only carried the album for one-day before pulling it from their shelves. This led to a majority of albums being recalled so a less controversial image (sticker) could be placed over the original album cover, making the original (first-state) versions extremely scarce. Add the fact that this particular album was personally owned by The Beatles manager, Brian Epstein... and it adds whole new level of rarity. Back in January of 2010, an unopened copy of the album (unopened in its original 1966 factory shrink wrap) sold on eBay for $26,099.
Ringo Starr Set As Guest Voice For New Powerpuff Girls Special - Tuesday, December 17, 2013
If you have missed the Powerpuff Girls, the animated series about three young girls with superpowers, then we have good news for you; the show is coming back for a special event. Cartoon Network will air a special one-night event for fans, Viacom confirmed the details earlier this morning.
Foo Fighters cover The Beatles and Pink Floyd at massive comeback gig - Monday, December 16, 2013
Foo Fighters made their official live return in Mexico last night (December 11), performing a huge open air concert during which they covered The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.
The Beatles: ‘RUBBISH’, Says 1968 BBC Audience Research - Monday, December 16, 2013
THE BEATLES: THE BBC ARCHIVES 1962-1970 is a lavish 336-page tome by notable Beatle expert Kevin Howlett that documents the close but sometimes fractious relationship between the rock’n’roll revolutionaries and the UK’s national broadcaster.
Meet the Beatles! is the second Beatles' album released in the United States. It was the first US Beatles album to be issued by Capitol Records on 20 January 1964 in both mono and stereo formats.
Release date: January 20, 1964
Artist: The Beatles
Label: Capitol Records
1. I Want To Hold Your Hand (mono mix)
2. I Saw Her Standing There (mono mix)
3. This Boy (mono mix)
4. It Won't Be Long (mono mix)
5. All I've Got To Do (mono mix)
6. All My Loving (mono mix)
7. Don't Bother Me (mono mix)
8. Little Child (mono mix)
9. Till There Was You (mono mix)
10. Hold Me Tight (mono mix)
11. I Wanna Be Your Man (mono mix)
12. Not A Second Time (mono mix)
13. I Want To Hold Your Hand (stereo mix)
14. I Saw Her Standing There (stereo mix)
15. This Boy (stereo mix)
16. It Won't Be Long (stereo mix)
17. All I've Got To Do (stereo mix)
18. All My Loving (stereo mix)
19. Don't Bother Me (stereo mix)
20. Little Child (stereo mix)
21. Till There Was You (stereo mix)
22. Hold Me Tight (stereo mix)
23. I Wanna Be Your Man (stereo mix)
24. Not A Second Time (stereo mix)
Beatles Record Sales
Although it carried a list price of $11.79, their double album The Beatles sold 1.1 million units during its first two weeks on sale; a record for any double album up to that point in time (Spizer, Bruce, 2003: The Beatles on Apple Records, p. 102).
"Abbey Road" sold over 3 million copies in the US in a little over a month, making it one of the best-selling LPs of the 1960s despite having been on sale for only the last three months of the decade (Spizer, Bruce, 2003: The Beatles on Apple Records, p. 164).
According to the Guinness Book of Records, the Beatles had topped worldwide sales of 300 million units by 1969.
The Beatles Quote of the week
“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.”
Hear the Daily Audio Birthday Greeting On-Air & Online
Monday Dec 23
jean michel fijean from montigny les metz Pong Chongchit from Samutpakan Ton Haan from Sleen El Aubertin from Montreal Rodrigo Alvarez from Madero vero baez from san diego Michael White from Dallas RAMON SABADO from manila john duffin from rainham Marcelo Fejtman from Buenos Aires Oscar Bermudez from Falcon Linda Dorsrett from yucaipa ginger hitch from phoenix
Tuesday Dec 24
luis carvallo from valencia Bobby Stanley from East Peoria abdul rojak from malang Jeff Diehl from Naples VIOLAINE PEUDON from Saint-Estève Leif Olsson from Stockholm WENDY PAPADAMAKIS from tustin, Ca. prevost renald from paris phillip ramirez from peoria Alejandra Campos from Zacatecas robert rice from redwood city Anderson Silva from sao paulo
Wednesday Dec 25
Mark Dayton from EVANS MILLS Don Silva from Swansea christina miller from richmond Daniel Shepherd from Boquete ignacio vazquez from Tucson Paul PPP from Boston Gerard McNally from Picton Jens Jørgensen from farum Matt Usher from Melbourne b aron from boynton beach Dennis Townsend from Charlotte
Thursday Dec 26
Graham Johnson from London Helmut Gillmann from Billerbeck chrstn btz from marbach Claudia Cruz from Mexico Franz Lanfermann from Armacao de pera jose antonio from Queretro John Seymour from Winchester Ted Whitworth from El Paso Robert Lewis from Launceston Jesús Santos from Tijuana George Sodré from Aracaju Franz Lanfermann from Billerbeck
Friday Dec 27
Debbie Mullenix from Salem david needham from gray, TN 37615 Rutger Schaffer from Torrance racer fahringer from mount carmel pa david hearn from sarnia Ronny Cooper from London Jorge Martinez Gomez from El Calafate Jason Hatton from Leeds Scott McCauley from St. Charles Jay Ross from Moorpark Bungkus Dias from Yogyakarta Stefania Rossi from Rome
Saturday Dec 28
Jo Disensi from Toronto Steven Wozniak from Melfort larry winslow from Brussels Kamil Bucek from Prague Marianna Reynova from San Francisco dalibor hopp from ostrava Leslie Kerschtien from Minnedosa Hugo Martz from NOGALES Renato Silva from Bauru Terry Ward from Toronto Deborah Tavares from Belo Horizonte Alice Love from Arlington
Sunday Dec 29
Neil Swift from Liverpool John Richey from Gainesville JOSE MIGUEL SANTANA from SANTO DOMINGO Tom Ellis from Rayland MontY hAGER from Wichita Emilia Magdalena from London Jeremy McNeil from Cambridge Tomás Lupano from Buenos Aires Hugo Orozco from Paris david torres from tijuana Ana Guerrero from Monterrey Ailen Maldonado from La Rioja
Last weeks poll question:
February 9 GRAMMY® Salute To The Beatles (Will you be Watching?)