1. It was the fifth and final Beatles single to be issued by Capitol of Canada on its new 72000 series of 45 rpm discs during 1963.
1st was Capitol 72076 - Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You
2nd was Capitol 72090 - Please Please Me / Ask Me Why
3rd was Capitol 72101 - From Me To You / Thank You Girl
4th was Capitol 72125 - She Loves You / I'll Get You
and 5th was Capitol 72133 - Roll Over Beethoven / Please Mister Postman
As such it completed a perfect run of five great 1963 Beatles singles selected by Capitol`s Paul White for release in Canada, and this was amazingly before any Beatles single had been released by Capitol in the USA.
2. It was the very first Beatles single in North America to differ from a British Parlophone coupling. The second single to differ from its British pairing would be I Want To Hold Your Hand / I Saw Her Standing There which was issued by Capitol USA in January 1964.
3. Both sides of the single were pulled from the album Beatlemania! With The Beatles. The primary purpose of the new Beethoven single was to promote sales of the very first Beatles album in North America, ahead of the Christmas 1963 gift giving season.
4. All copies of the single were pressed for Capitol of Canada by RCA Victor at their Smiths Falls, Ontario pressing plant.
5. This was the first Beatles single that was NOT dubbed from a British Parlophone single. Both Roll Over Beethoven and Please Mister Postman were tracks that were mastered from the imported EMI tape reel containing the tracks for the album released in Canada on November 25th, 1963. As a result, the CC prefix was used on the label and is an acronym for Canadian Capitol. The four previous Beatles singles issued by Capitol during 1963 had been dubbed from a Parlophone record sent to Capitol in Toronto from England and had all used the EMI prefix 7XCE.
6. Oddly, neither side was penned by the Beatles, so sales of the disc in Canada probably did not add too much to Beatle bank accounts. But two American song writers, Mr. Berry and Mr. Holland, were not complaining.
7. Thousands of copies of the single were exported to the USA to meet Beatlemania demand in early 1964. American juke box strips like the one pictured above were prepared for the thousands of juke boxes all over the USA (NOTE - image of juke box strip appears by courtesy of Andrew Croft).
8. The Beatles played the song in their Vancouver set-list when they appeared there in concert on August 22nd, 1964. That was, of course, the very first concert they played in Canada.
9. Canada was the first country to issue a Beatles single that featured a George Harrison vocal on the A side.
10. The song opens side 2 of Beatlemania! With The Beatles. It makes a second appearance on the third Canadian Capitol album Long Tall Sally. It makes a third appearance on the only EP the Beatles issued in Canada.
HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY to Capitol 72133 Roll Over Beethoven / Please Mister Postman !