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The Apple Records 45 RPM Singles

Compiled by Serge Pelletier and Piers Hemmingsen, with help from Yvan Tessier and Fred Young who contributed to the MANY scans found in this section.



NOTE: A few Apple 45s were imported from the USA. The easiest way to differentiate US from Canadian pressings is to look for the title written sideways on the sliced apple side (US pressing have titles written vertically on both sides). Otherwise, for pressings with custom labels, US records have a bumpy ridge before the runout groove, also known as a gripper. No Canadian Apple pressing has this bumpy ridge. (some non-Apple regular orange Capitol label Canadian records sometimes have the ridge).







Serial Number Artist Title
2276 The Beatles Hey Jude / Revolution
Issued on August 26, 1968. Note that the first Apple record in Canada was a Compo pressed Yellow Submarine / Thingumybob by the Black Dyke Mills Band, which had the sides reversed from the USA release.

Hey Jude was the last MONO 45 to be issued by The Beatles in Canada. Apple Canada had the sliced side of the apple rotated such that the text was horizontally written across the sliced apple with the stem pointing straight out at the right of the label, as opposed to the US where the stem points towards the top. Apple was introduced in Canada through a special event where were presented the first 4 Apple singles (which included Hey Jude).

The 45 was pressed by both Compo and RCA; Compo having a much thicker font. Compo pressed 80-90% of all Hey Jude singles. Out of the first 4 Apple singles, only Hey Jude was also pressed by RCA, due to high demand.

Original Compo copies were issued in a special white paper Apple company sleeve stating THE BEATLES ON APPLE, as opposed to RCA copies that were sold in standard black Apple sleeve, with only the word APPLE at the top.
Hey Jude Canadian Apple 45
Top Row: Compo pressing - A side, B side and the possible special blank promotional pressing (B side is not blank)
Top Row: RCA pressing - A side, B side and the possible special blank promotional pressing that was also pressed by RCA (B side is not blank)
1800 Black Dyke Mills Band Thingumybob / Yellow Submarine
The Canadian version of this 45 inverted the A and B sides, putting Yellow Submarine on the A-side.
Black Dyke Mills Band Canadian Apple 45
1801 Mary Hopkin Those Were The Days / Turn Turn Turn
Compo pressed disc.
Mary Hopkin Tose Were The Days Canadian Apple 45
APPLE 2 Mary Hopkin Le Temps Des Fleurs / Turn Turn Turn
A special release for the french Canadian market in Québec. It is actually the french version of "Those Were The Days". This 45 is quite rare as it was pressed in small quantities. It has a british numbering system and was pressed only by Compo. It was housed in a special white APPLE sleeve.
Le Temps Des Fleurs Canadian Apple 45
1802 Jackie Lomax Sour Milk Sea / The Eagles Laughs At You
Jackie Lomax Sour Milk Sea Canadian Apple 45
1803 The Iveys Maybe Tomorrow / Daddy’s A Millionaire
Iveys Maybe Tomorrow Canadian Apple 45
1804 Trash Road To Nowhere / Illusions
This 45 has been released in Canada, but is now extremely difficult to come by. Its promotional issue "Road to Nowhere/Road to Nowhere (Apple PRO 4671/4672) is a USA release only.
Trash Road To Nowhere Canadian Apple 45
1805 James Taylor Carolina On My Mind / Taking It In
withdrawn 45, very rare. Compo pressed. Notice the mistakenly written "Carolina ON My Mind"
James Taylor withdrawn Carolina On My Mind Canadian Apple 45
1805 James Taylor Carolina In My Mind / Something’s Wrong
This quickly replaced the previous 45.
James Taylor Corrected Carolina In My Mind Canadian Apple 45
1806 Mary Hopkin Goodbye / Sparrow
A McCartney composition given to Mary Hopkin. The disc has no sliced apple side, the B-side also being pressed on a full apple label.
Mary Hopkin Goodbye Canadian Apple 45
2490 The Beatles Get Back / Don't Let Me Down
Issued on May 5, 1969. This was the first STEREO Beatles 45 issued in Canada. Almost all copies were pressed by Compo, but some rare copies were also printed by RCA with their usual smaller font size. The Compo pressings were issued in the white paper BEATLES ON APPLE sleeve.
Get Back Canadian Apple 45
1807 Jackie Lomax New Day / Thumbin' a Ride
Jackie Lomax New Day Canadian Apple 45
2531 The Beatles The Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe
Issued on June 2, 1969. Both Compo and RCA pressings were made for this 45. Original Compo copies were sold in an imported US picture sleeve. RCA copies were sold in a white BEATLES ON APPLE sleeve.
Ballad Of John And Yoko Canadian Apple 45
1808 Billy Preston That's The Way God Planned It / What About You
Notice the CBC radio station sticker on the label.
Billy Preston That's The Way Canadian Apple 45
1809 Plastic Ono Band Give Peace A Chance / Remember Love
A-side is a classic Lennon-McCartney song recorded in Montreal, room 1742 of the Queen Elizabeth Hotel during their famous Bed-in. Although McCartney has nothing to do with this song, they had contractual obligations to credit their songs to both names. Some copies were issued with an imported picture sleeve.
Give Peace A Chance Canadian Apple 45
1810 Rhada Krsna Temple Hare Krishna Mantra / Prayer To The Spiritual Masters
Rhada Krshna Temple Canadian Apple 45
2654 The Beatles Come Together / Something
Issued on October 6, 1969. This INCORRECT single features Come Together on the A-side, while it was SOMETHING that was supposed to be the A-song. Come Together has the inscorrect timing of 2:16. Only a handful of these Compo mistake pressings were made. They are extremely rare and it is assumed that the batch of incorrect singles were spotted on the same day, recalled and destroyed almost as soon as production commenced at the Compo pressing plant. Perhaps surviving copies were obtained by employees and that none of the mistake copies were ever distributed in Canada.

it is most likely that whoever saw the two tracks being issued as a single in Canada assumed the Lennon track would be the A-side. These limited pressings were found in a white BEATLES ON APPLE sleeve.
Come TOgether Mistake Canadian Apple 45
2654 The Beatles Something / Come Together
Issued on October 6, 1969. Both Compo and RCA pressing exist for this version of the single. Compo pressings wrote the title on two lines: SOME-THING as for the RCA pressing being in a smaller font size, it is written on one line, without a hyphen. Both versions were issued in a white BEATLES ON APPLE sleeve.
Something Canadian Apple 45
1811 Trash Golden Slumbers-Carry That Weight / Trash Can
Trash GOlden slumbers Canadian Apple 45
1812 Hot Chocolate Band Give Peace A Chance / Living Without Tomorrow
Hot Choclate Band Give Peace A Chance Canadian Apple 45
1813 John Lennon Cold Turkey / Don’t Worry Kyoko
COld Turkey Canadian Apple 45
1814 Billy Preston Everything’s Alright / I Want To Thank You
Billy Preston Everything's Alright Canadian Apple 45
1815 Badfinger Come And Get It / Rock Of All Ages
Badfinger Come And Get It Canadian Apple 45
1816 Mary Hopkin Temma Harbour / Lontano Dagli Occhi
Not issued with a picture sleeve in Canada.
Mary Hopkin Temm Harbour Canadian Apple 45
1817 Billy Preston All That I’ve Got / As I Get Older
Billy Prestin All That I've Got Canadian Apple 45
1818 John Lennon Instant Karma / Who Has Seen The Wind
Not issued with a picture sleeve in Canada.
Instant Karma Canadian Apple 45
1819 Jackie Lomax How The Web Was Woven / Fall Inside Your Eyes
Jackie Lomax How The Web Was Woven Canadian Apple 45
Apple 2764 The Beatles Let It Be / You Know My Name
Issued on March 11, 1970. Both Compo and RCA pressed the single, but Compo accounts for 80% of the copies. Initial Compo copies were issued in an imported US picture sleeve. All other copies were issued in the unique Canadian white BEATLES ON APPLE sleeve. Later copies were issued in plain black glossy APPLE sleeves imported from USA.
Let It Be Canadian Apple 45
1820 Doris Troy Ain’t That Cute / Vaya Con Dios
Doris Troy Ain't That Cute Canadian Apple 45
1821 Radha Krishna Temple Govinda / Govinda Jai Jai
1822 Badfinger No Matter What / Carry On Til Tomorrow
Badfinger No Matter What Canadian Apple 45
Apple 2832 The Beatles The Long And Winding Road / For You Blue
Issued on May 11, 1970. Only Compo pressed this single; no RCA copies were documented. Initial copies were sold with an imported US picture sleeve. All later copies were housed in a regular white APPLE sleeve (no mention of The Beatles).
Long And WInding Road Canadian Apple 45
1823 Mary Hopkin Que Sera Sera / Fields Of St Etienne
Mary Hopkin QUe Sera Sera Canadian Apple 45
1824 Doris Troy Jacob’s Ladder / Get Back
2969 Ringo Starr Beaucoups Of Blues / Coochy Coochy
Beaucoups Of Blues Canadian Apple 45
1825 Mary Hopkin Think About Your Children / Heritage
Mary Hopkin Think About Your Children Canadian Apple 45
2995 George Harrison My Sweet Lord / Isn’t It A Pity
No sliced apple side. Not issued in a picture sleeve in Canada. Their contract obligating the Beatles to use the capitol catalogue numbers being over, this was the last 45 to follow the Capitol numbering system instead of Apple' new catalogue numbers in the "1800s".
My Sweet Lord Canadian Apple 45
1826 Billy Preston My Sweet Lord / Little Girl
1827 John Lennon Mother / Why
Mother Canadian Apple 45
1828 George Harrison What Is life / Apple Scruffs
What Is Life Canadian Apple 45
1829 Paul McCartney Another Day / Oh Woman Oh Why
Another Day Canadian Apple 45
1830 John Lennon Power To The People / Touch Me
Power To The People Canadian Apple 45
1831 Ringo Starr It Don’t Come Easy / Early 1970
It Don't Come Easy Canadian Apple 45
1832 Ronnie Spector Try Some Buy Some / Tandoori Chicken
Ronnie Spector Try Some Buy Some Canadian Apple 45
1833 NOT USED - -
1834 Jackie Lomax Sour Milk Sea / Fall Inside Your Eyes
A Canadian pressing was issued, but the promo pressing is USA only.
1835 Bill Elliot & Elastic Oz Band God Save Us / Do The Oz
Not issued with a picture sleeve in Canada.
Bill Elliot God Save Us Canadian Apple 45
1836 George Harrison Bangla Desh / Deep Blue
Bangla Desh Canadian Apple 45
1837 Paul and Linda McCartney Uncle Albert / Too Many People
Both Compo and RCA pressed this 45. Bottom row is the RCA pressing.
Uncle Albert Canadian Apple 45
1838 Ravi Shankar Joi Bangla / Oh Bhaugowan
RCA pressing
Ravi Shankar Joi Bangla Canadian Apple 45
1839 Yoko Ono Mrs Lennon / Midsummer In New York
Custom white apple. No sliced side.
Mrs Lennon Canadian Apple 45
1840 John Lennon Imagine / It’s So Hard
Custom white apple. No sliced side.
Imagine Canadian Apple 45
1841 Badfinger Day After Day / Money
Badfinger Day After Day Canadian Apple 45
1842 The Plastic Ono Band Happy X-Mas (war is over) / Listen, The Snow Is Falling
Credited to John Lennon The Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir. Issued with a picture sleeve in Canada. (note: green vinyl pressings were not issued in Canada).
Happy Xmas Canadian Apple 45
1843 Mary Hopkin Water Paper & Clay / Streets of London
Mary Hopkin Water Paper and Clay Canadian Apple 45
1844 Badfinger Baby Blue / Flying
Not issued with a picture sleeve in Canada.
Badfinger Baby Blue Canadian Apple 45
1845 Lon & Derek Von Eaton Sweet Music / Song Of Songs
Lon & Derek Von Eaton Sweet Music Canadian Apple 45
1846 NOT USED - -
1847 Wings Give Ireland Back to The Irish / Version
Give Ireland Back Canadian Apple 45
1848 John Lennon Woman Is The Nigger Of The World / Sisters o Sisters
Custom black label with morphing of John and Yoko's faces.
Woman Is The Nigger Of The World Canadian Apple 45
1849 Ringo Starr Back Of Boogaloo / Blindman
Back Off Boogaloo Canadian Apple 45
1850 Chris Hodge We’re On Our Way / Super Soul
Chirs Hodge We're On Our Way Canadian Apple 45
1851 Paul McCartney Mary Had A Little Lamb / Little Woman In Love
No bumpy ridge, probably not issued with the imported picture sleeve.
Mary Had A little Lamb Canadian Apple 45
1852 Sundown Playboys Saturday Night Special / Valse De Soleil Coucher
Sundown Playboys Canadian Apple 45
1853 Yoko Ono Now Or Never / Move On Fast
1854 Elephant's Memory Liberation Special / Madness
The rare version with POWER BOOGIE on the flip side is a USA pressing only.
1855 Mary Hopkin Knock Knock Who’s There / International
Mary Hopkin Knock Knowck WHo's There Canadian Apple 45
1856 NOT USED - -
1857 Wings Hi Hi Hi / C Moon
Custom red label.
Hi Hi Hi Canadian Apple 45
1858 Chris Hodge Goodbye Sweet Lorraine / Contact Love
Chris Hodge Goodbye Sweet Lorraine Canadian Apple 45
1859 Yoko Ono Death Of Samantha / Yang Yang
Yoko Ono Death Of Samantha Canadian Apple 45
1860 NOT USED - -
1861 Paul McCartney My Love / The Mess
Custom label with a special picture sleeve unique to Canada, promoting the Red Rose Speedway album. The 45 was most likely imported from the USA.
My Love Canadian Apple 45
1862 George Harrison Give Me Love / Miss O’Dell
Give Me Love Canadian Apple 45
1863 Paul McCartney Live And Let Die / I Lie Around
Live And Let Die Canadian Apple 45
1864 Badfinger Apple Of My Eye / Blind Owl
Badfinger Apple Of My Eye Canadian Apple 45
1865 Ringo Starr Photograph / Down And Out
Custom label
Photograph Canadian Apple 45
1866 NOT USED - -
1867 Yoko Ono Woman Power / Men Men Men
1868 John Lennon Mind Games / Meat City
being manufactured at Captiol's new plant, the labels are a little different as they have a different font and have a flat label. Issued in a flat black apple sleeve.
Mind Games Canadian Apple 45
1869 Paul McCartney & Wings Helen Wheels / Country Dreamer
Helen Wheels Canadian Apple 45
1870 Ringo Starr You’re Sixteen / Devil Woman
You're Sixteen Canadian Apple 45
1871 Paul McCartney & Wings Jet / Mamunia
Rare version with a different flip side, This was possibly never issued in Canada.
1871 Paul McCartney & Wings Jet / Let Me Roll It
Jet Canadian Apple 45
1872 Ringo Starr Oh My My / Step Lightly
Compo pressing and Columbia flat label pressing exists.
Oh My My Canadian Apple 45
1873 Paul McCartney & Wings Band On The Run / 1985
Band On The Run Canadian Apple 45
1874 John Lennon Whatever Gets You Through The Night / Beef Jerky
Issued in a later black flat paper APPLE sleeve.
Whatever Gets You Through The Night Canadian Apple 45
P1875 Wings Sally G / Sally G
This Canadian promo shows a sticker from the CBC in Vancouver, but as it is the case with all other Apple promos, it was imported from the US, as no Canadian promo was pressed.
Sally G US promo
1875 Wings Junior’s Farm / Sally G
Release sheet statting the October 25, 1974 release date.
Junior's Farm Canadian release sheet
1876 Ringo Starr Only You / Call Me
This 45 was issued on a custom label (Columbia pressing), on the regular Columbia flat label and on the glossy Compo label pressing.
 Only You Canadian Apple 45
1877 George Harrison Dark Horse / I Don’t Care Anymore
The white label Canadian pressing has no bumpy ridge while US pressings have a bumpy ridge and different font. In Canada, the record also exists with the custom blue label.
Dark Horse Canadian Apple 45
1878 John Lennon #9 Dream / What You Got
#9 Dream Canadian Apple 45
1879 George Harrison Ding Dong; Ding Dong / Hari’s On Tour (Express)
Ding Dong Canadian Apple 45
Below, this Canadian promo shows a sticker from the CBC in Vancouver, but as it is the case with all other Apple promos, it was imported from the US, as no Canadian promo was pressed.
Ding Dong Promo Canadian Apple 45
1880 Ringo Starr No No Song / Snookeroo
No No SOng Canadian Apple 45
1881 John Lennon Stand By Me / Move Over Mrs L.
Stand By Me Canadian Apple 45
1882 Ringo Starr It's All Down To Goodnight Vienna / Oo Wee
Goodnight Vienna Canadian Apple 45
1883 NOT USED - -
Originally intended to be John Lennon's Ain’t That A Shame / Slippin’ And Slidin', only a US promo was made before the release was cancelled in both the USA and Canada
1884 George Harrison You / World Of Love
Custom Label stating the record was manufactured in Canada.
You Canadian Apple 45
1885 George Harrison This Guitar / Maya Love
Release sheet statting the December 12, 1975 release date.
This Guitar Canadian Apple 45




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