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Album titled "Rare Beatles"
24 April 2020
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Father in law passed a short time ago and has a few Beatles albums in his collection of albums. One is “Rare Beatles” just a white label with nothing on it. Can not find any info on it. WIN_20200423_07_59_08_Pro.jpgImage Enlarger


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I think this is the info you are looking for @Jimmer.

5030 ‘RARE BEATLES – happy birthday’ / ‘Soldier of Love aka Happy Birthday’ :WRMB 345

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J. Fish design, without a doubt.

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Date of release: March 1974

SIDE A: Johnny B. Goode (Saturday Club # 280, recorded 7 January 1964)/ Shout (Around The Beatles, rec. 19 April 1964)/ Pop Go The Beatles/ You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me Pop Go The Beatles # 14, rec. 3 September ’63/ Memphis Tennessee (2:18)/ Happy Birthday , Saturday Club (0:30) (last 2 tracks: Saturday Club # 261, recorded 7 September 1963)/ This Boy / Twist And Shout / I Want To Hold Your Hand

As “Tell Me Why ” was never recorded for any of the BBC radio programs or performed live on any of the tours, so side 2 is probably related to the movie A Hard Day’s Night.

“RARE BEATLES (also titled HAPPY BIRTHDAY on another insert), CBM TB5030, distributed in March 1974, four previously unreleased songs made their debut, unfortunately in poor quality and noticeably slow (among these, “Johnny B. Goode” can hardly be recognized!). This LP first appeared with blank labels, and had a few repressings on various other CBM labels.”

“Another handful of BBC songs, this time from “Saturday Club” (funny how BBC songs appeared in batches), were released on titles like RARE BEATLES and HAPPY BIRTHDAY. All poor quality, they included “Johnny B. Goode” (incomplete and with an annoying glitch of static), “Memphis” and “Happy Birthday Saturday Club”. “

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