The 22000 series was another interesting diversion in the Capitol of Canada story and highlighted the importance of the British artists that, in many cases, had been passed on by Capitol in the US. In the US, Frank Ifield had been relegated to Vee Jay, Cliff Richard and the Dave Clark Five to Epic, Billy J. Kramer to Imperial, and Gerry And The Pacemakers to Laurie.
The Canadian Star Line 22000 series was probably launched in the fall of 1966.
There were at least 6 releases on this series and these tended to be Canadian-only versions of the popular «back-to-back» hits on the two-tone green Starline label.
Finally, at the beginning of the 1970s, it would appear that Paul White himself resurrected the 22000 series label with at least two new Canadian releases in the wake of the CRTC changes (22006 and 22007)
|22000||Charlie Drake||My Boomerang Won’t Come Back / I Bent My Assagai|
|The original issue had a running time of 3:36 and included the lyrics "Practised 'till I was BLACK in the face" that were banned in the USA. The US pressing had a running time of just 2:45 and the lyrics "Practised 'till I was BLUE in the face". This green swirl reissue incorrectly had a time of 2:49 while the song indeed plays 3:36 like the original Canadian release.|
|22001||Cliff Richard & The Shadows||Bachelor Boy / Summer Holiday|
|22002||Frank Ifield||I Remember You / I’m Confessin’|
|22003||The Dave Clark Five||Bits And Pieces / Glad All Over|
|22004||Billy J. Kramer||From A Window / Little Children|
|22005||Gerry & The Pacemakers||I’m The One / Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying|
|22006||Anne Murray||Snowbird / Cotton Jenny|
|Green swirl like 22000-05|
The dates are 1970 for the A-side and 1971 for «Cotton Jenny» which would mean that this release dates from possibly 1971 or 1972 or even later. As the date on the label here shows, ii is most likely from January 18, 1973
|22007||Edward Bear||You, Me, And Mexico / Fly Across The Sea|
|Green swirl like 22000-05|
The dates are 1969 for the A-side and 1971 for «Fly Across The Sea» which would mean that this release dates from possibly 1971 or 1972 or even later.
Interestingly, the message «A Canadian Capitol Production» is printed on the label of 22007. The A-side carries the message «Produced By Paul White» while the B-side carries the message «Executive Producer: Paul White».
Canadian-ized Starline sleeves included both the US Starlines releases as well as the 22000 release information. The Beatles, for example, issued 6 of these on Starline in the USA (some of these had been Vee Jay only releases in the US) at this time but only four of these were pressed in Canada.
|45-6061||Twist And Shout / There’s A Place|
|45-6062||Love Me Do / PS I Love You|
|45-6063||Please Please Me / From Me To You|
|45-6066||Kansas City / Boys|
By far the biggest seller of these 4 Starline Beatles releases was the Kansas City / Boys 45 as it was the first time that these tracks had appeared on the more accessible 45 RPM format;
LPs were expensive and well beyond the reach of most teens.
The other three couplings had all been released before on the 72000 series in Canada.
Interestingly, the two other Starline Beatles 45 RPM releases in the US at the same time were Do You Want To Know A Secret / Thank You Girl (45-6064) and Roll Over Beethoven / Misery (45-6065) and these were not issued on the Starline label in Canada most likely because Do You Want To Know A Secret / Thank You Girl was issued originally as Capitol 72159 which sold in very small quantities.
Roll Over Beethoven / Please Mr. Postman was already issued as Capitol 72133 and the single had sold well in Canada with copies being exported to the US as well.
The Beach Boys scored no fewer than seven Starline «green swirl» 45 releases in Canada during the mid-1960s:
|45-6059||In My Room / Be True to your school|
|45-6081||Do You Wanna Dance / Help Me Rhonda|
|45-6094||Shut Down / Surfin’ USA|
|45-6105||Dance Dance Dance / Warmth Of The Sun|
|45-6106||Fun Fun Fun / Why Do Fools Fall In Love|
|45-6107||Surfer Girl / Little Deuce Coupe|
|45-6289||California Girls / Let Him Run Wild|