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Vinyl: Beatles LP "HEAR THE BEATLES TELL ALL" Vee Jay PROMO Very Rare!

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22 Aug 2018
05 Jul 2018
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The Beatles
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United States
British Invasion Rock 'n' Roll
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Vee Jay Records PROMO LP
Brackets [VJ]PRO-202; AUTHENTIC & Very RARE!

In 1998, there were as few as FOUR (4) known copies of this PROMO LP. This LP
was commercially released by Vee Jay in MONO in October/November 1964 but
edited out crowd noise and screaming fans etc., since it was the opinion of most that
people would much rather have had the opportunity to actually hear all the interviews
clearly. When these were pressed, Vee Jay had misprinted labels that read "DAVE
GEORGE & RINGO" but the labels on each side should have been reversed. After
discovering this error,Vee Jay requested that all copies previously distributed to DJs
be returned. Most but NOT all DJs complied. This copy is one of the better ones as
far as it's condition. A lso the "name switch" on the labels are NOT corrected in ink,
as some were. This is undoubtedly one of the rarest U.S. Beatles LPs ever released
and is the ONLY Beatles LP released by Vee Jay as a WHITE LABELPROMO .
When this LP was released commericially, the Vee Jay Catalog # was PRO-202.

There have been second thoughts on how much this item should be offered for.
The consensus was that the price you see listed herein is a more realistic one.
(Dave Hull & Jim Steck worked for KRLA Radio in Los Angeles and had always claimed
that they owned these interviews without restriction for commercial use. It was actually
Jim Steck who interviewed John Lennon, with Dave Hull interviewing the others).
VINYLis around VG+(Impossible to find NM). In fact, the only known copy of this
LP inNM condition was DAVE HULL's own personal one. Condition is nowhere
near as important on rare items like this as is the fact that this scarce PROMO LP
was very limited in distribution and is extremely RARE & SCARCE to say the least.
Actually finding one of these in ANY CONDITION would be a remarkable feat in
itself! The surfaces have only some hairline marks but plays great. Once again, trying
to find this rare record in NM condition is almost impossible. The accompanying cover
( a stock commercial cover with no promo markings) was issued with this record. This
Album was never issued in a PROMO cover .

Included with this PROMO LP are some very special historical documents; a set of
THREE (3) original Vee Jay Records invoices with some copies of checks dated
back from September & October 1964 , made out to a gentleman by the name
of Dayton Burr Howe for his engineering services on this LP , for which he was
never credited. He later became known as "Bones" Howe , a successful recording
engineer, producer, music supervisor and a musician. Mr. Howe was known to have
also worked with ..... Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, The Everly Brothers &
Jerry Lee Lewis among others.
(This documentation & historical info becomes a great addition to this already
extremely valuable and RARE LP .)


NO RETURNS & NO REFUNDS . This LP is being sold based upon its EXTREME
RARITY . We make no claims as to it's condition as anything other than flawed (VG)
as described. Also it should be noted that a RETURN is allowed, ONLY if item had
turned out NOT to be the genuine item issued by Vee Jay Records . That's not the
case here however since this record is the OFFICIAL Vee Jay release from 1964.
That said, our policy stands as stated. Remember, t his LP is NOT priced or being
sold based upon any particular condition. RARITY and even more so, SCARCITY
is how this record is valued by most industry experts and fellow collectors.

NOTE: We ONLY accept returns If: (1) Your item is DEFECTIVE (Photos Required),
(2) It's NOT the item you purchased (Photos Required), (3) It's proven NOT to be
AUTHENTIC. Since 95% of this item's value is based upon its extreme RARITY &
SCARCITY, any discrepancies over it's condition will NOT be considered to be valid
reasons for a return of the item. Any Return must be approved bythis office prior to
any action being taken.

CATEGORY: "RARE" Collectible to be purchased as described.

1.) Issued in 1964 (Probably October)
2.) White Label PROMO by Vee Jay Records
3.) Pressed by MONARCH RECORD CO. in L.A.
4.) "MR" logos machine stamped in trail offs
5.) "A" Side has handwritten Matrix #64-6608-A-D-1 and L741.
6.) "B" Sidehas handwritten Matrix #64-6609-B-D-1 and L714X.
7.) "QT-1" marking appears on both sides.
8.) Labels are original version incorrectly labeled.

It's RARE to find one of these in any condition. Quite collectible & valuable.
Keep in mind that what you would be purchasing here, is an extremely RARE
recording and very LIMITED as a PROMOTIONAL RECORD. Only a very
few of these WHITE LABEL PROMO LPs have ever surfaced. Who knows
how many were actually produced.
This is a 1st & ONLY Pressing of this RARE "PROMO" LP. We are selling
this item for the owner therefore if you do buy it please keep in mind that it is
not currently here at our location. We'll need to retrieve it from the owner for
you and have it shipped to us in order to properly package and ship it to you.
Your patience will be greatly appreciated, but it will be worth the wait!

On 8-24-64, Jim Steck interviewed JOHN LENNON and on 8-25-64 Dave Hull interviewed
all the BEATLES in Los Angeles. Vee Jay Records issued this in the U.S.A. as a PROMO
release during the BEATLES 1964 summer tour officially on 9-14-64. The discussions on
both the "A" & "B" Sides include background noise consisting of consisting of sporadic
drumming and bongos, percussion and what appears to be some kind of tubular bells. The
sleeve identifies this as being edited & scored by Lou Adler, with percussion by Hal Blaine.

THEIR LATEST-AMERICAN TOUR" in RED across the top of the cover. Right below this
is the title of the LP appearing in white block letters on an angled black rectangular banner.
Phrases and questions relating to the interviews appear randomly throughout the lower 3/4
of the cover. The back of the album cover is reminiscent of the AD BACK cover on the 1st
issue of INTRODUCING THE BEATLES featuring miniature pictures of album covers and
singles picture sleeves. But rather than VJ promoting OTHER FINE ALBUMS OF SIGNIFICANT INTEREST
on this LP, the cover plugs 4 Beatles Vee-Jay & TOLLIE singles and their most recently
released LPs: Songs, Pictures and Stories of The Fabulous Beatles, The Beatles
vs. The Four Seasons and The Beatles & Frank Ifield On Stage (Portrait Cover) .
Oddly, their most popular album, INTRODUCING THE BEATLES is not pictured.

SIDE 1 is 13:04

Here, JOHN LENNON talks to Jim Steck in LA on 8-24-64 . He discusses:

  • The Crowd at the "HOLLYWOOD BOWL"
  • Commercial Radio
  • The Origin of the group's name as THE BEATLES
  • Their Long Hair
  • Skiffle / The Formation of the Band
  • The Future Plans of the Group
  • Educational Background Info and Scholastic Failures
  • The Housing in Liverpool

SIDE 2 is 13:14

All of THE BEATLES are interviewed by Dave Hull on 8-25-64 .

They discussed the following subjects:
  • PAUL - Jane Asher & her family
  • JOHN - His wife having a baby
  • GEORGE - His mother answering fan's letters / Patti Boyd
  • PAUL - Giving away addresses
  • JOHN - "A Hard Day's Night" / New house in Surrey
  • RINGO - His throat operation
  • PAUL - His dad's racehorse, "Drake's Drum"
  • RINGO - Maureen and Disneyland
  • GEORGE - Disneyland
versions of this LP, or a source for any BEATLES Vinyl Records or CDs, then shop with us

Our Catalog # HBTA-PRO-LP-20218DHJS
Please feel free to ask questions & request additional photos! Very RARE , quite collectible and valuable to any BEATLES collector! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please take a moment and look over all of our listings. If you're interested in any VINYL, CD, CASSETTE, VHS TAPE, DVD, POSTER or any other item that you don't see listed, it doesn't mean that we don't have it or can't obtain it for you. So please let us know. We have thousands of items too numerous to list, therefore .. . WE WELCOME ALL INQUIRIES! It's important to point out, when sellers on e b a y set a price for an item, many factors are in play. One of which is the fact that SELLER FEES can be up to 10% of the Sell Price . So when you think that the price listed might be higher than you think it should be, please keep all these added costs in mind. Thank you for watching! Where does our knowledge about "VEE JAY" RECORDS originate? Although there've been several very well done and well researched publications about the history of the "BEATLES" , t heir recordings, and the companies who had the unique opportunity to have had an association with them, most if not all based their research solely upon THIRD P ARTY INFORMATION and whatever existing info / documents remained available. Regarding our specific expertise with respect to "VEE JAY" , our owner was fortunate enough to have had a relative who was personal friends of both Vivian Carter & her husband Jimmy Bracken (original "VEE JAY" owners) . Their friendship goes back to their days in the 1950s in Gary, Indiana. Since he had p revious experience at that time in the recording industry, they hired him to work at "VEE JAY" . With his 1st hand knowledge of everything that went on there thru December 1964 , his insight and experiences with respect to daily company operations and internal issues which he graciously passed on to us, have been in valuable since they originated from his personal experience. Production & Vendor issues were his areas of knowledge & expertise that he was personally involved with daily basis during the "BEATLES" era. His first hand knowledge plus his personal possessions and documents retained from his years there, have been and always will remain priceless to us. He had always stated that 1964 was very stressful for everyone there. Although he remained friends with the Brackens , it was no longer a place he felt he could continue to work. We are thrilled to have had the opportunity to pass on what we consider to be some of the greatest personal insight that one could ever have imagined obtaining from a recording company of such historical significance. 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We wanted to remind everyone, that if you don't currently don't see what you are looking for here on our site, it doesn't mean that we don't have it in stock or can't get it for you . We simply cannot list everything we have all at once. So if you're looking for something in particular, simply send us a written request and we'll be happy to list it for you to buy. Current inventory includes THOUSANDS of VINYL LPs, PROMOS, 45s, CDs, DVDs, EPs, 78s, Cassette Tapes, VHS Movies, Metal Stampers and much more. It should noted that there are additional payments available with discount incentives. Thank you for watching and we look forward to hearing from you anytime! All vinyl records are sold on the basis of their collectibility, rarity, scarcity, with special consideration in some cases given specifically to whom the artist happens to be. 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