US EP release: The Beatles

The first of three Beatles EPs was released on this day. Simply titled The Beatles, it was issued in mono by the Vee-Jay label as VJEP 1-903.

The EP contained four songs: ‘Misery’, ‘A Taste Of Honey’, ‘Ask Me Why’ and ‘Anna (Go To Him)’. Each of the songs, apart from Ask Me Why, had previously appeared on the Vee-Jay LP Introducing The Beatles, which was released on 10 January 1964.

Vee-Jay had the right to issue only a limited number of Beatles songs before Capitol Records began releasing the group’s music. As such, once their popularity was established, the songs were repackaged a number of times in various formats.

The Beatles EP (Vee Jay) artwork – USA

Last updated: 23 March 2018
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