|THE BEATLES VS THE FOUR SEASONS|
rulings during litigation with Capitol Records prohibited Vee-Jay from
issuing any new Beatles material but did not prohibit repackaging old material
as Vee-Jay had done earlier with Songs, Pictures and Stories of the
Fabulous Beatles. Coincidentally, Vee-Jay lost contract rights to the
Four Seasons about the same time as it did with the Beatles due to non-payment
of royalties but retained rights to issue whatever Four Seasons songs it
still had the masters of.
To milk as much profit from Beatles sales as possible yet stay within legal limitations, Vee-Jay issued this double record set which contained the previously released LPs Introducing the Beatles and The Golden Hits of the 4 Seasons (VJLP 1065/VJSR 1065). The liner notes for the Beatles are identical to those on Songs, Pictures and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles. Anticipating slow sales due to double record prices and the use of old material, Vee-Jay limited production. Less than 20,000 copies were distributed to stores.
|The advertised 8" by 15" color poster actually measures 11 1/2" by 23".|
notes (The Beatles section is identical to that printed on Songs, Pictures,
and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles):
JOHN LENNONAlthough he was reluctant to allow himself to be called the Chief Beatle, John Lennon still refuses to accept the title of 'Leader.' "We've always been a group, not anyone of us worked harder that the other." John is a natural born leader but none the less fun loving than the other Beatles. He is nearsighted and off stage wears glasses. As a child he lived a life of uninterrupted calm and cannot recall any childhood sadness his mother died after his 14th birthday and this event remains the greatest tragedy of his life. After John met Paul McCartney they both began to teach themselves the guitar and after school they would "rush through their tea and practice the guitar." They called themselves the Nurk Twins although they had no way of knowing it at the time, John and Paul laid the foundation for what was to become in an astonishingly short time a group known as The Beatles.
GEORGE HARRISONGeorge plays the lead guitar, the one with the deadpan face working in the middle between John and Paul he is also probably the best musician, having taken lessons which makes him the only one in the group with formal musician training. George is the quietest of the Beatles and he is also the youngest of the group. His interest cover a wide spectrum and he secretly nurses a desire to become a serious guitarist one day and would love to play a Spanish guitar unamplified. He is a devotee of the great guitarist Andrews Segovia. George was the only one of the Beatles who had been to the United States before the group came here in February and he had the privilege of meeting President Kennedy at that time. The most striking thing in George's appearance is his lean face highlighted by large hazel eyes shadowed by his hair worn in the shaggy Beatle cut. Lamb chops are his favorite food although he is not very much concerned with food. His collar size is 14", chest 38", waist 30" he is one of four children and was a better than average student in school.
RINGO STARRRingo is the most easily identified of all the Beatles for one reason or another most people can pick him out from the group. He is the shortest Beatle and the only one with blue eyes and although John Lennon looks like the oldest Beatle this dubious distinction belongs to Ringo. When the spotlight falls on Ringo the clamoring shouting and squealing becomes deafening why is not easily discernible he only sings occasionally and of course is known as the drummer of the group. He is not the best looking and in fact has a nose that rivals Jimmy Durante and Danny Thomas but he has a sad little boy lost look and this could possible be the key to his charm. Ringo is the newest member of the group joining them in August '62 - his nickname of Ringo came about because he wears a lot of rings he is never without less than three or more than five he is not only the shortest Beatle but the lightest weighing only 136 lbs, - his hair is brown and he is the only one with gray streaks in his mop and the gray is natural. Ringo's father is a house painter and his mother works as a barmaid to augment the family income and whenever he can he rushes home to visit his family. He is very fond of good food and will send back his steak if it is not blood red. He can't stand girls who wear jeans "When they're not built for it," loves blue silk shirts, big brassy cuff links, leather coats and suede boots as he himself admits, in a clothing store he's like a drunken sailor.
Name: Paul McCartney
Name: John Lennon
Name: George Harrison
Name: Richard Starkey
4 SEASONS BIOGRAPHY
Within four weeks after their release of "Sherry," the Four Seasons became the No. 1 best selling American vocal group. Their name today has become a household word among record buyers of all ages.
The group consists of Frankie Valli, whose voice you most associate with the "sound" of the group, Bob Gaudio, the youngest member of the Four Seasons, Nick Massi, and Tommy DeVito. Except for Bob Gaudio who joined the group after leaving the Royal Teens, the other three boys had been working together for about six years as the "Four Lovers." There smash hits such as "Walk Like a Man," "Sherry," "Marlene," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Rag Doll" etc., have earned for them a position as one of the all time best sellers in the history of the record business.
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