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From the Land of Band Box Records

Apple Records started off in 1968.  The label featured many artists – Some would flourish others would wane.  But Apple would survive until 1976 when the Beatle contract expired.  Apple reformed in 1990 and enjoyed a steady run of product release in vinyl and digital format.  Badfinger’s “Apple of My Eye” b/w “Blind Owl” on Apple 45 1864  in mid December of 1973 was the final original release by a non-Beatle artist.  Releases up to that point are the focus of this Apple page.  Also visit the Apple Artists: LP’s page on my site.

Here is an Apple focused web site which presents an exhausting world-wide presentation of every Apple release by country in PDF formats.  And here is the 45 Catalog Index – also by country – presenting great jpg format images of The Beatles’ 7-inch releases.

Apple 1800 - Foster - 8-68 Apple 1800 - Foster - 8-68 B

Apple 1800 – Released August 26th, 1968 – Did Not Chart
John Foster & Sons Ltd. Black Dyke Mills Band

The John Foster & Sons Ltd. Black Dyke Mills Band had been around since the 1800’s in England.  They would release these two sides composed by Lennon/McCartney and later work with Paul on his “Back to the Egg” LP.

Apple 1801 - Hopkin - 8-68 Apple 1801 - Hopkin - 8-68 B

Apple 1801 – Released August 28th, 1968
Charted September 28th, 1968 – 14 Weeks – Peaks #2 – 3 Weeks
Mary Hopkin

Mary was brought to the attention of Paul McCartney by model Twiggy.  Postcard was the first of three LP’s released on the Apple label.

Apple 1802 - Lomax - Aug 68 Apple 1802 - Lomax - Aug 68 B

Apple 1802 – Released August 26th, 1968
Charted September 28th, 1968 – as two sided hit: “Sour Milk Sea” 2 Weeks – Peaks #117
“The Eagle Laughs at You” – 3 Weeks – Peaks #125
Jackie Lomax

Lomax was an original Beat group band member having performed with the Merseybeats and the Undertakers – both of Liverpool.  Brian Epstein took Lomax on and after Brian’s death – Apple Records continued his contract where he would release this LP along with four Apple singles.  This single was reissued in 1971.

Apple 1803 - Iveys - 01-69Apple 1803 - Iveys - 01-69 B

Apple 1803 – Released January 19th, 1969
Charted – February 15th, 1969 – 6 Weeks – Peaks #67
The Iveys

The Iveys were the precursor for Badfinger.  Original members of the Iveys included Ron Griffiths and David Jenkins who would not continue as Badfinger.  The grouped signed with Apple in 1968 at the bequest of Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon fame, and were one of the more successful non-Beatle acts on the label.

Apple - DJ4671-72 - Trash - 03-69 Apple - DJ4671-72 - Trash - 03-69 B

Apple - DJ4671-72 - Trash - 03-69 Apple - DJ4671-72 - Trash - 03-69 B

Apple 1804 – Promo Released February, 1969 – Commercial Released March 3rd, 1969
Did Not Chart
Trash

Trash (also known as “White Trash”) evolved from a group called The Pathfinders out of Scotland.  They signed with Apple in 1969 and released two singles. This single was reissued by Apple in 1971.

Apple - DJ4675 - MJQ - 03-69 Apple - DJ4675 - MJQ - 03-69 BLNK

Apple 4675 DJ Single Sided Record – Released March, 1969 – Did Not Chart
Modern Jazz Quartet

This is a two track single sided release with a Modern Jazz Quartet and James Taylor track.

Apple 1805 - Taylor - 03-69 Apple 1805 - Taylor - 03-69 B

Apple 1805 – Released February, 1969 – Withdrawn from Market
James Taylor

This James Taylor 45 was erroneously titled on the A side.  It was withdrawn and replaced by the following release with a new B side in March of 1969.

Apple 1805C DJ - Taylor - 03-69 Apple 1805C DJ - Taylor - 03-69 B

Apple 1805C - Taylor - 03-69 Apple 1805C - Taylor - 03-69 B

Apple 1805 – Released March 17th, 1969
Charted April 12th, 1969 – 2 Weeks – Peaks #118
James Taylor

Paul McCartney brought Taylor to Apple Records.  Both Paul and George Harrison backed Taylor on this single.

Apple 1806 - Hopkin - 04-69 PSB Apple 1806 - Hopkin - 04-69 PSF

Apple 1806 - Hopkin - 04-69 Apple 1806 - Hopkin - 04-69 B

Apple 1806 – Released April 7th, 1969
Charted April 19th, 1969 – 9 Weeks – Peaks #13
Mary Hopkin

Apple 1807 - Lomax - 06-69 A Apple 1807 - Lomax - 06-69 B

Apple 1807 – Released June 2nd, 1969
Charted June 28th, 1969 – 2 Weeks – Peaks #135
Jackie Lomax

Apple 1808 - Preston - 07-69 - PS A Apple 1808 - Preston - 07-69 - PS B

Apple 1808 - Preston - 07-69 - A Apple 1808 - Preston - 07-69 - B

Apple 1808 – Released July 14th, 1969
Charted August 2nd, 1969 – 6 Weeks – Peaks #62
Billy Preston

This Billy Preston single would chart again in July of 1972 after he had signed with A&M records.

Apple 1810 - Radha - 08-69 - A Apple 1810 - Radha - 08-69 - B

Apple 1810 – Released August 22nd, 1969 – Did Not Chart
The Radha Krsna Temple

The Radha Krsna Temple was a George Harrison project.  They were headquartered in London and with support from Harrison.

Apple 1811 - Trash - 09-69 - A Apple 1811 - Trash - 09-69 - B

Apple 1811 – Released March 17th, 1969
Charted November 15th, 1969 – 1 Week – Peaks #112
Trash

Apple 1812 - Hot Chocolate - 10-69 - A Apple 1812 - Hot Chocolate - 10-69 - B

Apple 1812 – Released October 17th, 1969 – Did Not Chart
Hot Chocolate

This British group sought permission to record “Give Peace a Chance” penned by John Lennon.  To their surprise they were signed by Apple Records.  Later – after departing Apple, they would hit the top 10 in the U.S. on three occasions with “Emma” (#8), “You Sexy Thing” (#3) and “Every 1’s a Winner” (#6).

Apple 1814 - Preston - 10-69 - A Apple 1814 - Preston - 10-69 - B

Apple 1814 – Released October 4th, 1969 – Did Not Chart
Billy Preston

Apple 1815 - Badfinger - 01-70 - A Apple 1815 - Badfinger - 01-70 - B

Apple 1815 – Released  January 12th, 1970
Charted February 7th, 1970 – 15 Weeks – Peaks #7
Badfinger

Apple 1816 - Hopkin - PS 01-70 - A Apple 1816 - Hopkin - PS 01-70 - B

Apple 1816 - Hopkin - 01-70 - A Apple 1816 - Hopkin - 01-70 - B

Apple 1816 – Released January 29th, 1970
Charted February 21st, 1970 – 8 Weeks – Peaks #39
Mary Hopkin

Apple 1817 - Preston - 02-70 - PS - 02-70 - A Apple 1817 - Preston - 02-70 - PS - 02-70 - B

Apple 1817 - Preston - 02-70 - 02-70 - A Apple 1817 - Preston - 02-70 - 02-70 - B

Apple 1817 – Released February 16th, 1970
Charted March 21s, 1970 – 2 Weeks – Peaks #2
Billy Preston

Apple 1819 - Lomax - PS - 03-70 - A Apple 1819 - Lomax - PS - 03-70 - B

Apple 1819 - Lomax - 03-70 - A Apple 1819 - Lomax - 03-70 - B

Apple 1819 – Released March 9th – 1970 – Did Not Chart
Jackie Lomax

Apple 1820 - Troy - 03-70 - A Apple 1820 - Troy - 03-70 - B

Apple 1820 – Released March 16th, 1970 – Did Not Chart
Doris Troy

Doris Troy of “Just One Look” fame in 1963 – a number 10 recording – was often a back-up vocalist on many British acts cuts and was brought into the Apple fold by George Harrison.

Apple 1821 - Radha - PS - 03-70 - A Apple 1821 - Radha - PS - 03-70 - B

Apple - DJ5013-14 - Radha - 03-70 - A Apple - DJ5013-14 - Radha - 03-70 - B

Apple - DJ5067-68 - Radha - 03-70 - A Apple - DJ5067-68 - Radha - 03-70 - B

Apple 1821 - Radha - 03-70 - A Apple 1821 - Radha - 03-70 - B

Apple 1821 – Released March 24th, 1970 – Did Not Chart
Radha Krishna Temple (London)

Another Harrison project – not as much fun to listen and chant along with as the “Hare Krishna Mantra”.

Apple 1822 - Badfinger - 10-70 - A  Apple 1822 - Badfinger - 10-70 - B

Apple 1822 – Released October 12th, 1970
Charted October 31st, 1970 – 12 Weeks – Peaks #8
Badfinger

Apple 1823 - Hopkins - 06-70 A Apple 1823 - Hopkins - 06-70 B

Apple 1823 – Released June 15th, 1970
Charted July 11th, 1970 – 5 Weeks – Peaks #77
Mary Hopkin

Apple 1824 - Troy - 09-70 - A Apple 1824 - Troy - 09-70 - B

Apple 1824 – Released September 21st, 1970 – Did Not Chart
Doris Troy

Apple 1825 - Hopkin - 10-70 - PS A Apple 1825 - Hopkin - 10-70 - PS B

Apple 1825 - Hopkin - 10-70 - A Apple 1825 - Hopkin - 10-70 - B

Apple 1825 – Released October 18th, 1970
Charted November 21st, 1970 – 4 Weeks – Peaks #87

Apple 1826 - Preston - 12-70 - A Apple 1826 - Preston - 12-70 - B

Apple 1826 – Released December 3rd, 1970
Charted February 13th, 1971 – 3 Weeks – Peaks #90

Apple 1800 - Foster 01-71 - A Apple 1800 - Foster 01-71 - B

Apple 1800 – Released January, 1971 as Reissue – Did Not Chart
John Foster & Songs Ltd. Black Dyke Mills Band

This single formerly released in 1968 was reissued by Apple this time featuring “Yellow Submarine” on the A Side.  Makes sense.

Apple OYB 1 - Ono - 03-71 - DJ - A Apple OYB 1 - Ono - 03-71 - DJ - B

Apple OYB-1 & GM-1 – Released March, 1971 – Did Not Chart
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band

Prices guides report that only six copies of this promotional single were pressed.  I have seen two copies (in the U.K.) go up for auction with one drawing a bid close to $1,000.

Apple 1832 - Specter - 04-71 - PS - A Apple 1832 - Specter - 04-71 - PS - B

Apple 1832 - Specter - 04-71 - A Apple 1832 - Specter - 04-71 - B

Apple 1832 – Released April 19th, 1971
Charted May 8th, 1971 – 4 Weeks – Peaks #77
Ronnie Spector

Naturally when Phil Spector joined Apple for a time producing John Lennon material, he would bring over his wife Ronnie (Ronettes) to take a shot.

Apple - DJ6240-41 Lomax - 06-71 - A Apple - DJ6240-41 Lomax - 06-71 - B

Apple 1834 - Lomax - 06 -71 - A Apple 1834 - Lomax - 06 -71 - B

Apple Promo 6241 Released June, 1971 and Apple 1834 – Released June 21st, 1971 – Did Not Chart
Jackie Lomax

This was yet another effort to promote the Harrison composition by Lomax – this time with a different B side.  The record with “The Eagle Laughs At Y0u” was previously released in August of 1968 when both sides dented the charts.

Apple 1835 - Elliot - 07-71 - PS A Apple 1835 - Elliot - 07-71 - PS B

Apple 1835 - Elliot - 07-71 - DJA Apple 1835 - Elliot - 07-71 - DJB

Apple 1835 - Elliot - 07-71 - A Apple 1835 - Elliot - 07-71 - B

Apple 1835 – Released July 7th, 1971 – Did Not Chart
Bill Elliot And Elastic Oz Band

The story behind this release is convoluted and complex.  John Lennon and Yoko Ono became in a controversy surround Oz Magazine in 1970 and participated in a protest on behalf of the publication by composing “God Save Oz” which was subsequently changed to “God Save Us”.  Bill Elliot, who was from a U.K. band called Half-Breed did the lead on the song (taking the place of John’s original vocal) and he would later become part of the duo Splinter.  Here is the entire account on Wikipedia.

Apple 1838 - Shankar - 08-71 - PS A Apple 1838 - Shankar - 08-71 - PS B

Apple 1838 - Shankar - 08-71 - A Apple 1838 - Shankar - 08-71 - B

Apple 1838 – Released August 9th, 1971 – Did Not Chart
Ravi Shankar & Chorus

This was Shankar’s only Apple single.

Apple 1839 - 09-71 - A Apple 1839 - 09-71 - B

Apple 1839 – Released September 29th, 1971 – Did Not Chart
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band

Apple 1841 - Badfinger - 11-71 - A Apple 1841 - Badfinger - 11-71 - B

Apple 1841 – Released November 10th, 1971
Charted December 4th, 1971 – 14 Weeks – Peaks #4
Badfinger

This was Badfinger’s 4th charting single on Apple.  They would enjoy one more “Baby Blue”.

Apple 1843 - Hopkin - 12-71 - A Apple 1843 - Hopkin - 12-71 - B

Apple 1843 – Released December 1st, 1971
Charted January 1st, 1972 – 1 Week – Peaks #113
Mary Hopkin

Apple 1844 - Badfinger - 03-72 - PS A Apple 1844 - Badfinger - 03-72 - PS B

Apple 1844 - Badfinger - 03-72 - DJ A Apple 1844 - Badfinger - 03-72 - DJ B

Apple 1844 - Badfinger - 03-72 - A Apple 1843 - Hopkin - 12-71 - B

Apple 1844 – Released March 6th, 1972
Charted March 25th, 1972 – 10 Weeks – Peaks #14

Apple 1845 - Van Eaton - 03-72 - PS A Apple 1845 - Van Eaton - 03-72 - PS B

Apple 1845 - Van Eaton - 03-72 - A Apple 1845 - Van Eaton - 03-72 - B

Apple 1845 – Released March 6th, 1972 – Did Not Chart
Lon & Derrek Van Eaton

These New Jersey-based brothers caught the ear of both John Lennon and George Harrison and were invited by George to record for Apple.

Apple - DJ6498-99 - Peel - 04-72 - A Apple - DJ6545-46 - 06-72 - A

Apple Promotional 6948 – Released April 20th, 1972 – Did Not Chart
David Peel & The Lower East Side

Peel was a John Lennon “rediscovery” while in Greenwich Village in New York.  John produced one LP which was subsequently banned in many markets and this single.

Apple 1850 - Hodge - 05-72 - PS A Apple 1850 - Hodge - 05-72 - PS B

Apple 1850 - Hodge - 05-72 - A Apple 1850 - Hodge - 05-72 - B

Apple 1850 – Released May 3rd, 1974
Charted June 3rd, 1972 – 8 Weeks – Peaks #44
Chris Hodge

Apple 1808 - Preston - 06-72 - A RE Apple 1808 - Preston - 06-72 - B RE

Apple 1808 – Reissue – Released June 26th, 1972
Charted July 8th, 1972 – 10 Weeks – Peaks #85
Billy Preston

This was the second time this single charted for Billy Preston the other being on Apple 1808 in August of 1969.

Apple 1852 - Sundown - 09-72 - A Apple 1852 - Sundown - 09-72 - B

Apple 1852 – Released September 26th, 1972 – Did Not Chart
The Sundown Playboys

These guys were from Louisiana – played Cajun music and found their way onto the Apple roster simply by sending a letter of request to the U.K. label.  They were accepted and that was that.

Apple 1853 - PS - Ono - 11-72 - A Apple 1853 - PS - Ono - 11-72 - B

Apple 1853 - DJ - Ono - 11-72 - A Apple 1853 - DJ - Ono - 11-72 - B

Apple 1853 - Ono - 11-72 - A Apple 1853 - Ono - 11-72 - B

Apple 1863 – Released November 13th, 1972 – Did Not Chart
Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band

This was one of those “white apple” labels which occasionally surfaced from Apple.

Apple 1854 - PS - Elephants - 11-72 - A Apple 1854 - PS - Elephants - 11-72 - B

Apple 1854 – Released November 13th, 1972 – Did Not Chart
Elephant’s Memory

Elephant’s memory was a New York based band.  They had charted earlier in 1969 with their release of “Elephant’s Memory” on the Buddah label – reaching the far end of the Billboard Charts – #200 for 2 weeks.  They came to the attention of John and Yoko while in New York – and recorded with the duo on the “Some Time In New York City” LP.  For a time they were billed at the Plastic Ono Elephant’s Memory Band.

Apple 1855 - Hopkin - 11-72 - A Apple 1855 - Hopkin - 11-72 - B

Apple 1858 - Hodge - 01-73 - A Apple 1858 - Hodge - 01-73 - B

Apple 1858 – Released January 22nd, 1973 – Did Not Chart
Chris Hodge

Apple 1859 - Ono - 02-73 - A Apple 1859 - Ono - 02-73 - B

Apple 1859 – Released February 26th, 1973 – Did Not Chart
Yoko Ono & The Plastic Ono Band

Apple 1864 - Badfinger - 12-73 - DJ A Apple 1864 - Badfinger - 12-73 - DJ B

Apple 1864 - Badfinger - 12-73 - A Apple 1864 - Badfinger - 12-73 - B

Apple 1864 – Released December 17th, 1973 – Did Not Chart
Badfinger

Apple 1867 - Ono - 09-73 - DJ A Apple 1867 - Ono - 09-73 - DJ B

Apple 1867 - Ono - 09-73 - A Apple 1867 - Ono - 09-73 - B

Apple 1867 – Released September 24th, 1973 – Did Not Chart
Yoko Ono

This would be the final Apple release – non-Beatle – in the Apple catalog.

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