The Beatles’ US label, Capitol Records, released the album Beatles VI on this day.
It was the group’s sixth LP released by the label, not counting The Beatles’ Story documentary. Vee-Jay and United Artists Records had each released an album too, meaning that Beatles VI was the group’s ninth album to be released stateside.
As with all their releases up to 1966, The Beatles had little say in the contents of the album. It did, however, contain two songs recorded especially for North American listeners: covers of Larry Williams’ ‘Bad Boy’ and ‘Dizzy Miss Lizzy’, both of which were taped at Abbey Road on 10 May 1965.
The album was otherwise made up of songs from Beatles For Sale which Capitol chose to leave off Beatles ’65, the ‘Ticket To Ride’ b-side ‘Yes It Is’, and two tracks from the forthcoming UK version of Help!: You Like Me Too Much and ‘Tell Me What You See’.
The catalogue numbers were Capitol T 2358 (mono) and ST 2358 (stereo). The tracklisting was:
The album was reissued on 11 April 2006 as part of the box set The Capitol Albums Vol 2, with both mono and stereo mixes.
Also on this day...
- 2014: Ringo Starr live at Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, Connecticut
- 2013: Paul McCartney live at Bonnaroo Festival
- 2011: John Lennon autographed Double Fantasy sells for £23,000
- 1969: Television: John Lennon and Yoko Ono on The David Frost Show
- 1967: Recording: All You Need Is Love
- 1966: Recording: Here, There And Everywhere
- 1965: Recording: I’ve Just Seen A Face, I’m Down, Yesterday
- 1964: Ringo rejoins The Beatles in Australia
- 1964: Ringo Starr gives a press conference in Sydney, Australia
- 1963: Live: Mersey Beat Showcase, Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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