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 Buggin’ The Beatles

Not much I can say about this little collection of Beat Era Tag Alongs – Just a potpourri  of U.S. vinyl (45 and LP) releases which pretty much missed the mark with the U.S. recording industry just not picking up on the talent only the novelty.

The American Beetles – BYP 101/102 – It’s My Last Night In Town b/w You’re Getting To Me

The American Beetles – BPY 1001 – She’s Mine b/w Theme of A.B.’s

The American Beetles – Mammoth – You’re Getting To Me b/w You’re Getting To Me

The American Beetles – Yorey Y-1001 – Say You Do b/w I Wish You Everything

The American Beetles – Roulette R-4550 – Don’t Be Unkind b/w You Did It To Me

The American Beetles – Roulette R-4559 – Hey, Hey Girl b/w School Days

The Angels – Smash 1885 – Little Beatle Boy

Angie & The Chicklettes – on Apt – March, 1964

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Annie & the Orphans – on Capitol – March, 1964

ANNIE & ORPHANS - 64 A ANNIE & ORPHANS - 64 B

Chet Atkins – RCA 3531 – “Chet Atkins Picks On the Beatles”
(Original and reissue shown)

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RCA 2002 – Reissue -1980

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Baby Bugs – May, 1964 on Vee Jay
(This from collector Mickey Rat: “Both sides are basically just an excuse for Bakersfield guitarist Gene Moles to knock out a couple of OK instrumentals with overdubbed “bug” voices. The “Beatles connection” was just a convenient current craze to hang their hats on. Tommy Dee (Thomas M. Donaldson) was a DJ best known for his “Three Stars” hit. He was also a fairly prolific composer (mostly country) and his Little Bill Music (BMI) is still operating from a Nashville address.”

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BABY BUGS - 64 A BABY BUGS - 64 B

The Bagles – Warner Bros. 5420 – I Want to Hold Your Hair/Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah!

The Bearcuts – LP Somerset 20800 – “Beatlemania!” (stereo and mono) – 1964

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The Beat Boys – Kent 253 – “Beatlemania” (Canada) – 1964

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The Beatle Barkers – Passport Records 6032 – “The Beatle Barkers” – 1983

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BEAT GOOF - BEATLE BARKERS C BEAT GOOF - BEATLE BARKERS D

The Beatle Buddies – Diplomat 2312 – “The Beatle Buddies” (mono and stereo)

Mimicking the “Meet the Beatles” cover complete with half-face-in-shadow – this fab four must have been recruited from a roller derby team in Jersey.

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BEAT GOOF - BEATLES BUDDIES C BEAT GOOF - BEATLES BUDDIES D

The Beatles (a mock Philadelphia group)  – Quest 45-101 – The Girl I Love b/w For Yon Tunas Only (by Jerry Blabber) – 1969

Beatles Kit – London LL 3403 – Sing and Play Along Beatles Kit – 1964

The Beattle-Ettes – Jubilee 45-5472 – Only Seventeen

The Beattlettes – Assault 1893 – Yes! You Can Hold My Hand – Feb 1964

The Beats! (Invasion Novelty)

Beats – Design 170 – “The Merseyside Sound”

According to author Brian McFadden (Rock and Roll For a Song – Budget LPs That Saved the Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll”) – these LP’s in their various configurations were recorded in England where Pickwick Records had excellent distribution and representation.

These LP’s were created by music producer Bill Shepherd who composed the tracks other than the Beatles contributions.  Shepherd would later arrange Bee Gee tracks.  In Great Britain the songs were released under the fake group name “Billy Pepper and the Pepper Pots” on the Allegro label (shown below).

Next, Pickwick moved on to release a new LP from “The Beats” this time recording with an entirely different assembly of studio musicians in the United States – and thus the “Country Style” long play.  And McFadden reports that Velvet Underground leader Lou Reed was involved on these sessions which is possible since Reed did work for Pickwick at about the same time.  Imagine!

LP – Design 170 – The Merseyside Sound! – 1964

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The Beats – Spectrum 170 – “The Merseyside Sound”

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The Beats – Design 173 – “The Fabulous Beats Go Country Style”

This LP is not the U.K. group but a studio group put together by Pickwick to follow-up on the other releases – No British accents here but after all it is a country album.  Future “Velvet Underground” member – the late Lou Reed worked as a producer for Pickwick and was involved on this Beat Group release.

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BEAT GOOF 04 C BEAT GOOF 04 D

Beats (Mersey Beats) – International Awards 237 – “The Mersey Beats”

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LP – Design 172 – Beat-A-Mania – 1964

Becky Lee Beck – November, 1964 on Challenge

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The Beetle-Bugs – Castle 101 – Where Did Ringo Go? b/w Beetlebugs

Benny & the Bedbugs – May, 1964 on DCP

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Milton Berle – Yellow Submarine

The Big Bend Banjo Band – Capitol 2642 – “Happy Banjos Play The Beatles”

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The Blue Beats – AA 133 – “Dance Discotheque Beatle Beat”

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Billy & The Pepperpots – Allegro 731 – “Merseymania”

These guys were – yes – “The Beats” who appeared on the Design series of budget labels in the U.S. and here on Allegro in the U.K.

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Billy & The Pepperpots – Allegro 699 – “More Merseymania”

BILLY PEPPER & PEPPERPOTS - ALLEGRO 689 (1) 

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LP – Hurrah 731 – Merseymania – 1964

Bocky and the Visions – Redda 1301 – The Spirit of ’64

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The Boll Weevils – Hit 107 – My Bonnie b/w My Bonnie

The Bon Bons – Coral 62402 – What’s Wrong With Ringo? – March 1964

The Bootles – Crescendo 311 – I’ll Let You Hold My Hand

Brass & Percussion – Audio Fidelity DFS 7045 – The Beatles Hits

Bret & Terry – Prestige 45-313 – Beatle Fever B/W The Beatle Hop

B. Brock & The Sultans – Crown 399 – “Do The Beetle” – 1964

This budget label release actually is performed by the group “B. Brock & the Sultans” and that is them on the cover.  According to researcher Brian Mc Fadden – several cuts on this LP are excellent but more in the style of a surfing band.  Brock and company released a single on their own label “La Broc”.  His support group there is called “The Vibrators” and that single had nothing to do with Crown records.

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Bonnie Brooks – United Artists 708 – Bring Back My Beatles (To Me)

The Brotherhood of Re-Establishment Of American Top Ten – Secret Weapon (The British Are Coming)

The Brothers Four – Columbia 9302 – “A Beatles Songbook – Sing Lennon/McCartney” – Released 1966

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Buchanan & Greenfield – Novel 711 – The Invasion

The Buddies – Swank 4170 – “The Beatle”

The Buggs – Coronet 212 – “The Beetle Beat The Original Liverpool Sound” – 1964

Budget label researcher and author Brian Mc Fadden states that the LP shown below boasts of being recorded in England, but was in fact  recorded in good old New York.  Next, and no surprise here, the Buggs depicted on the front cover are not the musicians who laid down the tracks.  The bonafide musicians on this LP were in reality a New Jersey group called the Coachmen V.  Members of the Coachmen V included Frank Zillitto (who Brian interviewed) , Bill Omolski, Steve Brogue and a later successful Gary Wright of “Dream Weaver” fame.

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BEAT GOOF - BUGGS - COROENT 212 C BEAT GOOF - BUGGS - COROENT 212 D

The Buggs – Coronet 212 – “Boots A-Go-Go” (same LP as above – different cover) – 1964

Coronet Records found many opportunities to squeeze the Buggs’ output onto other LP releases including the next several illustrated here.

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The Buggs – Coronet 244 – “At the Hop Featuring the Four Seasons Also Featuring The Buggs” – 1964 Stereo/Mono

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The Buggs – Coronet 283 – “The Young Rascals Also Starring The Buggs” – 1964

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Buggs – Premier 9052 – “Frankie Valli Also Starring The Buggs” – 1964

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Buggs – Soma 1413 – Buggs Vs. Beetles/She Loves Me

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The Bulldogs – Mercury 72262 – John, Paul, George and Ringo

Daws Butler – Merri 6011 – Bingo Ringo

LETTER C

Louis Harrison Caldwell – Re-Car 2012 – “All About the Beatles”

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The Canadian Beadles – Tide 2005 – “Vic-Paul-Bruce”

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The Canadian Beadles – Tide T45-2003 – Think I’m Gonna Cry b/w Love Walk Away

The Carefrees – London 3379 – “We Love You All”

London International 45-10614 – We Love You Beatles

The Charles River Valley Boys – Elektra EKL-4006 – Beatle Country

The budget labels made a living for about a year releasing a couple of tracks by the Dave Clark Five – packaged with other artists of various origins.

Gary Chester and The Beatle Beat – DCP DCL 3803 – Yeah, Yeah, Yeah – 1964

The Chipmunks – Liberty 55734 – Do You Want To Know A Secret/All My Loving

Cindy Rella – Drum Boy 112 – Bring Me A Beatle for Christmas

Dave Clark Five (and Others) – Groovemaster 140 “Beat Battle of the World”

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The Dave Clark Five (& Others) – Cortleigh 1073 – “Chaquita/In Your Heart”

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The Dave Clark Five & the Playbacks – Crown 400 – “Chaquita/In Your Heart”

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The Dave Clark Five & Playbacks – Crown – “Chaquita/In Your Heart”

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The Dave Clark Five & The Playbacks – Custom 1098

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Petula Clark & The Submarine Spitfires – Premier 9106 – “That English Sound”

Premier was in the Coronet family of budget labels, and so when this LP was put together it was filled with existing material including five cuts by “The Submarine Spitfires” who were  “The Buggs” of the Coronet label and in reality a New Jersey real-live group called the Coachmen V.

Clark, Petula - Premier - The English SoundPET CLARK 01 D

CLARK PETULA - 03 B CLARK PETULA - 03 A

Bill Clifton – February, 1964 0n London – Beatle Crazy
(A British artist)

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The Clinger Sisters – Tollie 9020 – Shoop Shoop De Doop Rama Lama Ding Dong Yeah Yeah Yeah

Bobby Comstock & The Counts – February, 1964

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Gene Cornish – Dawn 551 – I Wanna Be A Beatle

Sonny Curtis – Dimension 1024 – I Beatle I Want To Be

LETTER D

Ronny Davis – Sheridan 575 – Let’s Beetle In The Rocket b/w To Have You, To Hold You, To Love You

Jackie DeShannon – Liberty 7390 – “Breakin’ It Up On The Beatles Tour”

 

Zig Dillon – R&R 512 – Beetle Bug

Earl Doud & Alen Robin – Atco 23-230 – “Lyndon Johnson’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ – Released 1967

DOUD EARLE - ATCO 230 A DOUD EARLE - ATCO 230 B

DOUD EARLE - ATCO 230 C DOUD EARLE - ATCO 230 D

Scott Douglas – Apogee 105 – The Beatles’ Barber

Jim Doval – Diplomacy X6 – Beattle Rule

LETTER E

Jim Economides – Tower 5000 – “Sing a Song with the Beatles”

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BEAT GOOF - ECONOMIDES 01 C BEAT GOOF - ECONOMIDES 01 D

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The Everly Brothers – Warner Bros. 1646 – “Two Yanks In England”

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The Exterminators – Chancellor 1148 – Stomp ‘Em Out/The Beetle-Bomb

LETTER F

The Fans – Dot 45-16688 – I Want A Beatle For Christmas

Tina Ferra – Limelight 3022 – R (is for Ringo)

Garry Ferrier – Capitol 72202 – Ringo-Deer

Garry Ferrier – Academy 45-112 – Ringo-Deer

Arthur Fielder and the Boston Pops – RCA 3117 – “Play the Beatles”

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RCA Victor 47-8379 – I Want To Hold Your Hand

Larry Finnegan – RIK S-148 – The Other Ringo

Ella Fitzgerald – Verve VK 10340 – Ringo Beat

Jerry Foster – SPAR – 30014 – I Ain’t No Beatle

Foto Fi – The Beatles Have Arrived – Stand Up and Holler

The Four Preps – Capitol 5143 – A Letter To The Beatles

From Britain with A Beat – Modern Sound 544

Modern Sound was part of the “Hit/Spar/Modern Sound” family of budget labels based out of Nashville, Tennessee and owned by Bill  Beasley – Not much known about the group depicted on this cover but was cut in Nashville as the backside makes clear and produced by the label owner.

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Robin Garrett – Mutual 510 – Ringo’s Revenge

Gene & Wendell – Ray Star 777 – The Roach b/w From Me To You

Joyce Germain & The Fabulous Furys – The Beatles Are Coming!

Golden Rock-A-Twisters – December 1964 on Golden Records – (a 78 RPM)

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Al Goodman & His Orchestra – Diplomat 2336 – “Ringo’s Theme (This Boy) & And I Love Her

This LP is seemingly devoted to music from the film “A Hard Day’s Night”…..we learn that the LP contains only two songs from the film and is then rounded out with “filler” instrumentals which resided in the public domain and were reworked to sound Beatle-like

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Don Gregory & The Montclairs – Comet C-2165 – Bug Killer

LETTER H

The Haircuts – Parkway 800 – She Loves You b/w Love Me Do

The Haircuts & The Impossibles – Somerset 27100 – “Beat ’66”

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Larry Halloway – Parkway P-903 – Beatle Teen Beat

Dave Hamilton – Fortune 861 – Beatle Walk

Rolf Harris – Epic 5-9721 – Ringo For President

The Ted Heath Orchestra – London Phase 4 Stereo 44148 – “Beatles, Bach & Bacharach”

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Adrian Henri & Roger McGough – Epic 24336 – “The Incredible New Liverpool Scene”

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The Hollywood Strings – Capitol 2116 – The Beatles Song Book – 1964

The Hollywood Strings – Capitol 2202 – The Beatles Songbook Vol. 2 – 1965

The Hollyridge Strings – Capitol 2429 – The New Beatles’ Song Book – 1966

The Hollyridge Strings – Capitol 2656 – The Beatles’ Song Book Vol. 4 – 1967

The Hollyridge Strings – Capitol 2876 – The Beatles’ Songbook Vol. 5 – 1968

Homer & Jethro – RCA 2954 – “Fractured Folk Songs”
(Good old Homer and Jethro – At least they took the whole thing seriously)

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RCA Victor 47-8345 – I Want To Hold Your Hand/She Loves You

I Hate The Beatles – Rape 01 – “I Hate The Beatles”
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BEAT GOOF - HATE THE BEATLES C BEAT GOOF - HATE THE BEATLES D

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Christine Hunber – Roulette 4589 – Santa Bring Me Ringo

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The In-Sect – RCA Camden 909 – “Introducing the In-Sect Direct from England”

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The Japanese Beetles – President 800 – We’ve Got A Lot Of Awful Beetles (same flip side)

Jekyll and Hyde – DCP 1126 – Frankenstein Meets The Beatles

Johnny & The Hurricanes – Atila A 211 – Saga of the Beatles

Judy and the Duets – Ware 6000 – Christmas with the Beatles

The Justice Department – New Design 1008 – Let John and Yoko Stay In the U.S.A.

LETTER K

Casey Kasem – Warner Bros. 5474 – “Letter From Elena”

Murray Kellum MOC 45-658 – I Dreamed I Was A Beatle

Lenore King and Tommy Anderson – HerMajesty 101 – The Beatles Is Back

Terry Knight – Capitol 2506 – Saint Paul

LETTER L

The Lady Bugs – Chattahoochee 637 – How Do You Do It b/w Liverpool

Paula Lamont – Loadstone 1605 – A Beatle Meets a Ladybug

Bob Leaper – London 44056 – “Big Band Beatle Songs”

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BEAT GOOF - LEAPER BOB B

The Liverpool Beats – Rondo 2026 – “The Liverpool Beats”

This group on Rondo is the same as “The Beats” on Design and Spectrum – all three being Pickwick budget releases.

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The Liverpools – Wycote 9001 – “Beatle Mania”

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Another cover version – same record

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The Liverpool Lads – Pentagon 120 – “England’s FAB Sound”

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The Liverpools – Parkway 101 – “Beatle Mania”

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The Liverpools (posing as squirrels via sped-up vocals) Wyncote W-9037 – A Hard Day’s Night – 1964

The Livers – Constellation 118 – Beatle Time

Dick Lord – Atco 45-6331 – Like Ringo

Donna  Lynn – Capitol 2085 – “Java Jones/My Boyfriend Got a Beatle Haircut”

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Capitol 5127 – My Boyfriend Got A Beatle Haircut

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The Manchesters – Diplomat 2307 – “Beatlerama”

The Manchesters are in fact a real rock group from the 60’s, but not from the U.K., but are actually “The Chartbusters” from Washington D.C. who had actually experienced some chart success with a song called “She’s the One” on the Mutual label.

I have heard rumors that David Gates was a member of this group but that is predicated on a Vee Jay Records 45 release shown below where Gates is the composer of both sides and additional rumors attribute a pre-McCoys musician – Rick Derringer – as having contributed to some tracks.

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The Manchesters – Diplomat 2310 – “The Fabulous New Sound From England – Beatlerama – Volume 2”

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LP – Diplomat 2335 – A Hard Day’s Night

The Manchesters – Vee Jay 700 – I Don’t Come From England

The Manchesters – Peak 7043 – I Wanna Hold Your Hand/My Bonnie

The Johnny Mann Singers – Liberty 7391 – “Beatle Ballads”
(Now we’re getting somewhere – Beatle space age music)

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Ernie Maresca – Rust 5076 – The Beetle Dance

George Martin & His Orchestra – United Artists 3377 – “Off the Beatle Track”

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George Martin & His Orchestra – United Artists 3539 – “George Martin Instrumentally Salutes the Beatle Girls”

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George Martin & His Orchestra – United Artists 6383 – “A Hard Day’s Night”

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George Martin & His Orchestra – United Artists 6448 – “Help!”

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Bonnie Jo Mason – Annette 1001 – Beatle Blues/Ringo I Love You

Vic Mendolia – VJM 4424 – A Long Day’s Fight

The Mersey Beats – Arc International 830 – “The Mersey Beats of Liverpool”
(This was an actual group – Must have killed them that they had to be presented as a cartoon)

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The Mersey Beats – Arc 841 – “The Mersey Beats of Liverpool”

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The Mersey Beats – Arc International 834 – “England’s Best Sellers”

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LP Arc International 837 – England’s Best Sellers Volume 2 – 1965

The Merseyboys – Vee Jay 1101 – “Saluting Their Return to America”
(This is the most collectible of all these put-ons – Vee Jay probably thought they had certain rights – using photos of the Fab Four before Capitol Records crushed that)

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Rex Miller – Abnak 107 – Ringo’s Doctor

Bob Moline – Charger 100 – Beatle Stomp

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The Moptops – Palace 778 – “Beatle Mania” – 1964 (Same group as “The School Boys” & “The Liverpool Kids”

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Harv Moore – American Arts AA-20 – Interview of the Fab Four

Gene Moss – RCA Victor 47-8438 – I Wanna Bite Your Hand

The Motions – Mercury 72297 – Beatle Drums

Zeke Mullins – Rem 45-333 – Beatle Fan

The Mystery Four – MGM K14097 – The Ballad Of Paul

LETTER N

Jack Nitzsche – Reprise 6115 – “Dance to the Hits of the Beatles”
(He looks so much like Phil Spector and they worked together)

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The No-Mads – Battle of the Bands – Liverpool Lover

The Nutty Squirrels

LP MGM E4272 – The Nutty Squirrels Sing A Hard Day’s Night & Other Smashes – 1964

LETTER O

The Andrew Oldham Orchestra – London 3457 – “Rolling Stones Song Book”

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LETTER P

Pacers – Coral – You Got Me Bugged/Sassy Sue

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Gigi Parker and the Lonelies – Beatles Please Come Back – March, 1964

The Patty Cakes – I Understand Them

The People – Zebra 102 – Come Back Beatles

Billy Pepper & The Pepperpots – Allegro 711 – “Merseymania” – 1964 (A U.K. release)

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Billy Pepper & The Pepperpots – Hurrah HUR-ALL 731 – Merseymania – 1964 (UK Release)

Billy Pepper & The Pepperpots – Allegro 699 – “More Merseymania” – 1964 (A U.K. Release)

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The Phaetons – Sahara 103 – The Beatle Walk

LETTER R

The Real Original Beetles – Dot 45-16655 – The Beetle Song Part 1 b/w The Beetle Song Part 2

The Ringos – Hi 45 2071 – Ain’t No Big Thing b/w Blue Feeling

The Roaches – Crossway CR 447 – Beatle Mania Blues

Royal Beatleworks – Elektra 306 – “The Baroque Beatles Book”

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Ray Ruff and the Checkmates – Lin 5034 – Beatle Maniacs

The Rutles – Warner Bros. 56459 – “The Rutles”  – 1978

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LETTER S

Gary Sanders – Warner Bros. 5676 – Ain’t No Beatle

The School Boys (Same group as “The Liverpool Kids” & “The Moptops) – Palace 777 – “Beatle Mash”
(These three guys look like something out of The Godfather – And they just couldn’t decide on a name)

 

The Schoolboys – Palace 777 – “Beatle Mash”
(And yet another combination)

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Billy Shears and The All Americans – 1969 on Silver Fox
(This appeared on a compilation LP pertaining to the “Death of Paul”

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Allan Sherman – Warner Bros. 1569 – “Songs for Swingin’ Livers Only”
(Contains “Pop Hates The Beatles” to the tune of “Pop Goes the Weasil”

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The Scramblers – Del-Fi 4237 – The Beatle Walk

Ed Solomon – Diamond D-160 – The Beatle Flying Saucer

The Sparrows – Elkay 3009 – “The Mersey Sound”
(This was about as cartoonish and as goofy as you could possibly depict the soon-to-be greatest group of all time)

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The Standells – Liberty 55680 – Peppermint Beatle – March, 1964

The Starlettes – Siana 717 – Ringo

The Supremes – Motown 623 – “A Bit of Liverpool”

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The Swans – Cameo 302 – The Boy With Beatle Hair

LETTER T

That English Sound – Modern Sound 552

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LP – Cosmic 552 – That English Sound

Darlene Terri – Columbia 4-43042 – Ringo Ringo

Bob Thiel & His New Happy Times Orchestra

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The Torero Band – Paul Hamlyn 1318 – “Lennon & McCartney – Tijuana Style”

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Jeanne Turnbow – Ben-Ron – Beatle Bug

LETTER U

Gary Usher – Capitol 5128 – The Beetle – Feb 64

LETTER V

Penny Valentine – Liberty 55774 – I Want To Kiss Ringo Goodbye

Joah Valley – Joan Valley Co. 1001 – “Beatle Songs From Joah Valley” – 1980

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Various Artists – Motown 5351 – “The Best of The Bealle’s Songs Sung By Motown’s Greatest Stars”

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Various Artists – Diplomat DS 2311 – Teen Dance Time – 1964
(with a cut by “The Beatle Maids” who were also “The Beatle Buddies”)

Bobby Vee – Liberty 3352 – “The New Sound From England”

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The Vernon Girls – Challenge 29234 – We Love The Beatles

Veronica Lee with The Moniques – Centaur 106 – Ringo Did It

Vito and the Salutations – Liverpool Bound

LETTER W

The Weasels – Mercury Wing 16282 – “The Liverpool Beat”

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Mary Wells – 20th Century 3178 -“Love Songs to the Beatles”

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Bobby Wilding – DCP 1009 – I Want to Be a Beatle/Since I’ve Been Wearin’ My Hair Like A Beatle – March 1964

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The You Know Who Group – International 420 – “The You Know Who Group”
(Rumors had it that this was actually an American east coast group

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The Young Savages – Dynamic Sounds 2006 – The Invaders Are Coming

The Young World Singers – Decca 31660 – Ringo For President

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