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December 6, 2016 Beetle Mania

The Buggs, The Beatle Beat, Coronet CX-212, 1964

For their schlocky discount version of The Beatles first US hit, Coronet Records spent a little bit more money than yesterday’s version from Palace Records.   283 more words

#208: Matchbox

The best thing I can say about “Matchbox” is that it’s short, clocking in at just under two minutes. Somehow, though, this Carl Perkins cover still manages to outstay its welcome. 140 more words


December 5, 2016 Beatle Mania

The School Boys, Beatle Mania, Palace M-778, 1964

This one is really odd.  I mean, I get that we all need to make money to live.   278 more words

1964 SBRC News

Click on the newsletter image below to view it full screen. Click second option to view at 100% scale. 32 more words


#210: Slow Down

Larry Williams may not be a household name like Chuck Berry or Little Richard, but his influence on the Beatles, especially John Lennon, cannot be understated. 279 more words


December 4, 2016 Love Me, No

The Chipmunks, the Chipmunks Sing The Beatles Hits, Liberty LRP-3388, 1964

I promise.  No More Chipmunks.  I’m only featuring this flood damaged record as a testament to how deeply the mania surrounding The Beatles became.   204 more words