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From the Land of Band Box Records

Apple Records – Artists

Apple Records started off in 1968.  It seemed like a good idea at the time I suppose.  Individually – for a time – the Beatles final LP efforts and then their solo journeys carried the day.  Their investment in the other artists was a noble attempt at art – seldom paying off – but that probably wasn’t the idea anyway.

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.  Also visit my Apple Artists’ 45 page.

Apple 3351 - Hopkin LP F

Apple 3351 – Released March 3rd, 1969
Charted March 29, 1969 – 20 Weeks – Peaks #28

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 3352 - Taylor LP F

Apple 3352 – Released February 17th, 1969
Charted October 3rd, 1970 – 28 Weeks – Peaks #68

Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon recommended Taylor to Paul McCartney for the Apple Label.

Apple 3353 - Modern Jazz LP F

Apple 3353 – Released February, 1969 – Did Not Chart

The Modern Jazz Quartet signed briefly with Apple between signings with Atlantic Records.  The Quartet has a long impressive LP discography over their career none of which ever found their way onto the Billboard Pop Charts.

Apple 3354 - Lomax LP F

Apple 3354 – Released May 19th, 1969
Charted June 21st, 1969 – 9 Weeks – Peaks #145

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.

Apple 3359 - Preston LP F V Apple 3359 - Preston LP F

Apple 3359 – Released September 19th, 1969
Charted June 10th, 1972 – 12 Weeks – Peaks #127

This LP was first released in 1969 and did not chart (close up cover) – Billy Preston met the Beatles early in their career (1962) while performing with Little Richard in England.  Later he would appear with the group on the Let It Be LP – and would shortly thereafter be signed to Apple Records

Apple 3360 - Modern Jazz LP F

Apple 3360 – Released November 10th, 1969 – Did Not Chart

Apple 3364 - Badfinger LP F

Apple 3387 – Released February 16th, 1970
Charted March 28th, 1970 – 17 Weeks – Peaks #55

Apple 3367 - Badfinger LP F

Apple 3367 – Released November 9th, 1970
Charted November 28th, 1970 – 15 Weeks – Peaks #28

Apple 3369 - Travenor LP F

Apple 3369 – Released November 9th, 1970 – Did Not Chart

John Travener came to the attention of Apple records via his brother while working on Ringo Starr’s home in England.

Apple 3370 - Preston LP F

Apple 3370 – Released November 9th, 1970 – Did Not Chart

Apple 3371 - Troy LP F

Apple 3371 – Released November 9th, 1970 – Did Not Chart

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 3372 - Lennon LP F Apple 3373 - Ono LP F

Apple 3373 – Released December 11th, 1970
Charted February 6th, 1971 – 3 Weeks – Peaks #182

This was the companion LP to the Plastic Ono Band Lennon LP Apple 3372 – (shown above on the left with Yoko reclining against tree).  The LP is now pursued by collectors but more by audiophiles who have come to be intrigued by it’s contents including Denver vinyl freak Jeffrey Swank.

Apple 3376 - Krishna LP F

Apple 3376 – Released May 21st, 1971 – Did Not Chart

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

Apple 3377 - ST F

Apple 3377 Soundtrack – Released September 17th, 1971 – Did Not Chart

Apple 3380 - Ono LP F

Apple 3380 – Released September 20th, 1971
Charted  November 13th, 1971 – 2 Weeks – Peaks #199

Apple 3381 - Hopkin LP F

Apple 3381 – Released November 3rd, 1971 – Did Not Chart

Apple 3384 - Shankar LP F

Apple 3384 – Soundtrack – Released December 7th, 1971 – Did Not Chart

Apple 3387 - Badfinger F Apple 3387 - Badfinger F w sticker

Apple 3387 – Released December 13th, 1971
Charted December 25th, 1971 – 32 Weeks – Peaks #31

Apple felt compelled to place a front sticker on some copies in order to display the LP title “Straight Up”.

Apple 3388 - El Topo F

Apple 3388 – Soundtrack – Released December 7th, 1971 – Did Not Chart

Apple 3389 - Elephants Memory LP F

Apple 3389 – Released September 18th, 1972 – Did Not Chart

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 3390 - Van Eaton Bros LP F

Apple 3390 – Released September 22nd, 1972 – Did Not Chart

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 3391 - Peel LP F

Apple 3391 – Released April 17th, 1972
Charted May 27th, 1973 – 3 Weeks – Peaks #191

Peel was a John Lennon “rediscovery” while in Greenwich Village in New York.  John produced the above LP which was subsequently banned in many markets.

Apple 3395 - Hopkin LP F

Apple 3395 – Released September 25th, 1975 – Did Not Chart

Apple 3396 - Shankar LP F

Apple 3396 – Released January 22nd, 1973 – Did Not Chart

Shankar came to the Beatles through George Harrison who worked with him on the “Concert for Bangladesh” fund raiser.

Apple 3399 - Yoko LP F

Apple 3399 – Released January 8th, 1973
Charted February 24th, 1973 – 4 Weeks – Peaked #193

Apple 3400 - Spector LP F

Apple 3400 – Released December 11th, 1972 – Did Not Chart

Apple 3411 - Badfinger LP F

Apple 3411 – Released November 26th, 1973
Charted December 15th, 1973 – 8 Weeks – Peaks #122

Apple 3412 - Ono LP F

Apple 3412 – Released November 2nd, 1973 – Did Not Chart

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