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The Beatles on the U.S. Charts 1970 & Beyond

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Released March 11th, 1970 – Apple 2764
“Let It Be” – Charts March 21st, 1970 – 14 Weeks – Peaks #1 – 2 Weeks

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Released April, 1970 – Capitol LP SPRO 5003 – Promotional – Did Not Chart
“Listen in Good Health” (Various artists with “Here Comes the Sun”)

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Released May 11th, 1970 – Apple 2832
“The Long & Winding Road” – Charts May 23rd, 1970 – 10 Weeks – Peaks #1 – 2 Weeks (both sides #1)
“For You Blue” – Charts May 23rd, 1970 – 10 Weeks – Peaks #1 – Weeks (both sides #1)

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Released May, 1970 – Apple Beatles PROMO – 1970 – Did Not Chart
“Dialogue from the Beatles’ Motion Picture “Let It Be””

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Released April, 1971 – Apple LP 100 – Did Not Chart
“Christmas Album”

Contains Beatle Christmas messages from 1962 through 1969 which also were included on the Beatle Fan Club series of annual releases in flexi format.

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Released 1971 – Ronco  LP 1001 – Did Not Chart
“Do It Now” Beatles’ “Nowhere Man” with other artists

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Released April 3rd, 1973 – Apple LP 3403
“The Beatles – 1962-1966” – Charted April 14th, 1973 – 164 Weeks – Peaks #3 – 2 Weeks

Amazingly – Apple 3403 and Apple 3404 (shown below) were two of the longest running Beatle long plays on the U.S. charts.  The 1962-66 volume ran for 164 weeks and the 1967-70 an impressive 169 weeks!  The two-volume sets obviously provided the buying public with an opportunity to catch up on all those Beatle tunes.

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Released April 3rd, 1973 – Apple LP 3404
“The Beatles – 1967-1970” – Charted April 14th, 1976 – 169 Weeks – Peaks #1 – 1 Week

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Released April, 1973 – K-Tel LP 229 – Did Not Chart
“Flash-Back Greats of the 60’s”

Contains the Beatle track “My Bonnie”

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Released May, 1974 – Sire  LP 6547 – Did Not Chart
“The History of British Rock”

Contains the Beatle Track “Ain’t She Sweet”

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Released December, 1974 – Sire LP 3705
“The History of British Rock, Vol. 2” – Charted December 21st, 1974 – 11 Weeks – Peaks #141

Illustrated below is a nifty little “British Newsletter” which was included in the package.  “Ain’t She Sweet” is the Beatle track included.

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Released November, 1975 – Sire LP 3712
“The History of British Rock, Vol. 3” – Charted November 22nd, 1975 – 10 Weeks – Peaks #145

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Released 1975 – Columbia Screen Gems LP 713 – Did Not Chart
“Gerry Goffin and Carole King: Solid Gold”

Brill Building team’s composition of “Chains” (originally by The Cookies) is on this LP.

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Released May 31st 1976 – Capitol 4274
“Got To Get You Into My Life” – Charts June 12th, 1976 – 16 Weeks – Peaks #7 (flip side does not chart)

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Released September, 1976 – Capitol LP 9004 – Did Not Chart
“Greatest Music Ever Sold”

This various artist LP featured “Got to Get You Into My Life” and “Ob-La-Da, Ob-La-Di” by the Beatles

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Released November 8th, 1976 – Capitol 4347
“Ob La Di Ob La Da” – Charts November 20th, 1976 – 7 Weeks – Peaks #49 (Flip side does not chart)

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Released 1976 – Capitol 8046 4 LP Box Set – Did Not Chart
“Golden Days of British Rock”

Contains “Ain’t She Sweet” by the Beatles

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Released May 4th, 1977 – Capitol LP 11638 – Did Not Chart
“Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl”

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Released June, 1977 – Lifesong LP 7001 – Two Record Set – Did Not Chart
“Live! At the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany”

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Released October, 1977 – Capitol 4506 – Did Not Chart
“Girl” b/w “You’re Going to Lose That Girl”

This single was unreleased and very rare – The picture sleeve was however more widely available.

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Released October 21st, 1977 – Capitol LP 11711
“Love Songs” – Charted November 12th, 1977 – 31 Weeks – Peaks #24

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Released August 14th, 1978 – Capitol 4612
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” – Charts September 16th, 1978 – 7 Weeks – Peaks #71

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Released August, 1978 – Capitol LP 11840 – (Picture Disc) – Did Not Chart
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

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Released December, 1978 – Capitol LP 11900 (Picture Disc) – Did Not Chart
“Abbey Road”

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Released 1978 – PBR International  LP 7005/6 – Did Not Chart
“David Wigg Interviews (Beatle Tapes)”

These interviews took place in the 1960’s and into the 1970’s.

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Released 1978 – Sire LP 224095 – 2 Record Set – Did Not Chart
“British Gold”

Contains “Ain’t She Sweet” by the Beatles

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Released 1979, Pickwick LP 3661 – Did Not Chart
“1st Live Recordings, Vol. 1”

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Released 1979 – Pickwick LP 3662 – Did Not Chart
“1st Live Recordings, Vol. 2”

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Released 1979 – Sire LP 234021 – Did Not Chart
“British Rock Classics”

Contains Beatle track “My Bonnie”

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Released March 24th, 1980 – Capitol LP 12060
“Rarities” – Charted April 12th, 1980 – 15 Weeks – Peaks #21

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Released May, 1980 – Pickwick LP 2098 – Did Not Chart
“This Historic First Live Recordings”

A reissue of “Beatles Live at The Star Club”

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Released October 2nd, 1980 – Capitol LP 16020 – 2 Record Set – Did Not Chart
“Rock ‘N’ Roll Music, Vol.1 & Vol. 2”

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Released 1981 – Raven LP 8911 – Did Not Chart
“Beatles Talk Down Under”

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Released 1981 – Silhouette LP 10010 – (Picture Disc) – Did Not Chart
“Timeless”

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Released February 28th, 1982 – Capitol 5100 – Advance Release – Did Not Chart
“Movie Medley” b/w “Fab Four On Film”

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Released March 15th, 1982 – Capitol 5107
“The Beatles’ Movie Medley” b/w “I’m Happy Just to Dance With You – Charts March 27th, 1982 – 11 Weeks – Peaks #12

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Released March 24th, 1982 – Capitol LP 12199
“Reel Music” – Charted April 10th, 1982 – 12 Weeks – Peaks #19

Promo version is gold colored vinyl – Contains tracks from their movies including “Help” and “A Hard Day’s Night”

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Released July, 1982 – Capitol LP 16020 and 16021 (2 record set)
“Rock n’ Roll Music, Vol. 1 & 2” – Charted July 24th, 1982
Volume 1 charted 71 Weeks – Peaks #11 – Volume 2 charted 95 Weeks – Peaks #7

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Released July, 1982 – Capitol/Evatone 420826 Flexi – Did Not Chart
“All My Loving” & “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away”

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Released July, 1982 – Capitol/Evatone 420827 Flexi – Did Not Chart
“Magical Mystery Tour” & “Here Comes The Sun”

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Released July, 1982 – Capitol/Evatone 420828 Flexi – Did Not Chart
“Rocky Raccoon” & “Why Don’t We Do It In The Road”

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Released October 15th, 1982 – Capitol LP 12245
Charted November 13th, 1982 – 28 Weeks – Peaks #50

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Released November 19th, 1982 – Capitol 5189 – Anniversary Release – Did Not Chart
“Love Me Do” b/w “P.S. I Love You”

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Released 1982 – Silhouette LP 10010 (Picture Disc) – Did Not Chart
“Timeless II”

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Released 1982 – Capitol LP PRO 9867 – Did Not Chart
“Capitol In-Store Sampler”

Contains “Love Me Do” by The Beatles

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Released 1982 – Collectibles Series – Did Not Chart

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Released 1983 – Phoenix LP 623 – Did Not Chart
“20 Hits (First Volume)”

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Released 1983 – Phoenix 629 – Did Not Chart
“20 Hits (Second Volume)”
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Released February 12th, 1984 – Capitol Anniversary Promotional Issue – PRO-9076
“I Want To Hold Your Hand” both sides

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Released February 12th, 1984 – Capitol Anniversary Issue – 5112
“I Want To Hold Your Hand” b/w “I Saw Her Standing There”

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Released February, 1984 – Carroll James 3301 – Did Not Chart
“The Carroll James Interview with The Beatles February, 11th, 1964

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Released November, 1984 – Silhouette LP 10013 – 3D Picture Disk – Did Not Chart
“The British Are Coming”

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Released January 31st, 1985 – Capitol 5439 – Did Not Chart
“Leave My Kitten Alone” b/w “Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da”

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Released February 1st, 1986 – Capitol LP PRO 9854 – Did Not Chart
“Hits On Board”

Contains “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles – Other tracks by various artists

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Released July 23rd, 1986 – Capitol 5624
“Twist & Shout” – Charts August 9th, 1986 – 15 Weeks – Peaks #23

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Released 1986 – Cicadelic LP 1961 – Did Not Chart
“Not A Second Time”

Interviews from 1964

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Released 1986 – Cicadelic LP 1962 – Did Not Chart
“Things We Said Today”

Beatles interviews 1964 – 1965

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Released 1986 – Cicadelic LP 1965 – Did Not Chart
“The Beatles ‘Round The World”

Beatle Interviews from 1963-64

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Released 1986 – Cicadelic LP 1966 – Did Not Chart
“West Coast Invasion”

Beatles Interviews from 1964 through 1966

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Released July, 1987 – Cicadelic LP 1967 – Did Not Chart
“From Britain With Beat”

Beatle Interviews from 1964 – 1965

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Released March, 1988 – Capitol 90043 (Compact Disc – 2 Disc Set)
“Past Masters, Volume 1 – Charted April 2nd, 1988 – 6 Weeks – Peaks #149 &
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“Past Masters, Volume 2 – Charted April 2nd, 1988 – 7 Weeks – Peaks #121

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Released October 26th, 1988 – Capitol LP 91135 (2 LP Set) – Did Not Chart
“Past Masters, Volumes 1 &2”

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Released 1989 – Topaz 31793 – Did Not Chart
“Beatles’ Press Conference Seattle August 21st, 1964”

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Released June, 1990 – Cicadelic 002 – Did Not Chart
“The Beatles – Help” Open-End Interview”

This was released in conjunction with the Perry Cox and Joe Lindsay publication “The Beatles Price Guide for American Records”

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Released November 2nd, 1992 – Capitol PRO-79552 – Did Not Chart
“Love Me Do” b/w P.S. I Love You”

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Released December, 1994 – Apple LP 31796 – Did Not Chart
“Live At the BBC”

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Released 1994 – Capitol NR-58123 – Did Not Chart
“I Want to Hold Your Hand b/w “I Saw Her Standing There”

Capitol 30th Anniversary special release (stic

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Released 1994 – Polygram 1113 EP – Did Not Chart
“Backbeat”

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Released April, 1995 – Apple EP 58348
“Baby It’s You” – Charts April 22nd, 1995 – 4 Weeks – Peaks #67

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Released December 5th, 1995 – Apple LP 34445 – 3 Record Set
“Anthology 1” – Charted December 9th, 1995 – 29 Weeks – Peaks #1 – 3 Weeks

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Released December, 1995 – Apple 48597
“Free As a Bird” – Charts December 30th, 1995 – 11 Weeks – Peaks #6

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Released March, 1996 – Apple LP 34448 – 3 Record Set
“Anthology 2” – Charted April 6th, 1996 – 37 Weeks – Peaks #1 – 1 Week

Released March, 1996 – Apple 58544
“Real Love” – Charts March 23rd, 1996 – 7 Weeks – Peaks #11

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Released October 29, 1996 – Apple 34451 – 3 Record Set
“Anthology 3” – Charted November 16th, 1996 – 16 Weeks – Peaks #1 – 1 Week

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Released November 14th, 2000 – Apple 29235 (Compact Disc)
“The Beatles 1” – Charted December 2nd, 2000 – 104 Weeks – Peaks #1 – 8 Weeks

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Released September, 2011 – Target/Capitol Series – Did Not Chart

The following releases were offered to Target Stores patrons in 2011.

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