Regular Capitol 6000 web site visitor Rich (aka The Token Hippie!) has unearthed a very cool copy of the Beach Boys Surfin Safari from 1966 or 1967. Rich was looking at the article that I had written some time ago regarding the Parrs front cover slicks manufactured in Toronto. His email appears at the end of this article.
There were two versions of the Duphonic album issued in Canada between 1963 and 1967.
The first version was manufactured in early 1963 (probably March 1963). The front slick has no Parrs logo and the cover construction has a rounded inner seam. The disc carries the DT prefix and has no brackets around the word Canada on the label.
The second version was manufactured sometime after the summer of 1966 and before the beginning of 1967. The front slick carries a Parrs logo at the bottom left and the cover construction carries a straight inner seam. The disc carries the DT prefix and there are brackets around the word Canada on the label.
From a photo supplied by the Token Hippie (seen here) you can see that the front slicks used for VERSION 2 cover were trimmed down colour slicks that featured the FULL DIMENSIONAL STSREO BANNER COVER. I checked my VERSION 2 jacket and it also shows a small amount of the trimmed banner. A bit less of the banner than the one that Rich has sent an image for, but still clearly visible.
HI PIERS AFTER SEEING THE DUOPHONIC SECTION OF THE BEACH BOYS, I HAD TO SEND YOU THIS.
THIS SURFIN SAFARI LP IS CANADIAN AND YOU'LL NOTE THE CAPITOL FULL DIMENSIONAL STEREO IN BLUE PARTIALLY EXPOSED UNDERNEATH THE DUOPHONIC. SO TO SAY IT WAS NEVER USED OR RELEASED IN CANADA WOULD NOT BE TOTALLY ACCURATE. AND WHO KNOWS THERE MAY BE A FEW THAT EXPOSE BOTH EQUALLY OR HALF AND HALF.
I HOPE YOU GET THE PHOTO FROM THIS OLD SYSTEM OF GMAIL. I'M USING. RICH (TOKEN HIPPIE)
So the Rich the Token Hippie is correct, the Parrs stereo slicks were manufactured here in Canada sometime after the summer of 1966 and before early 1967. Now we need to track down a copy with the banner intact (un-trimmed).
Universal Music posted a video today, of Pete Nash (from The Beatles Fan Club Magazine) unboxing an advance copy of the new Beatles Mono Vinyl LP Box Set. For those who want to wait for the surprise of discovering the box set themselves, do not click play, but for the others who, like me, are curious to see the new set, please immerse yourself in this 30 minute video of Pete unpacking the box, album by album, from Please Please Me until the Mono Masters triple disc album. I for one am quite excited to receive my copy next month!
Simply click the image below to watch the YouTube video.
This summer, a true Beatles fan created this 50th. anniversary tribute on their property in Bath, New Brunswick. There are many Beatles fans across Canada! This is a pretty unique and wonderful way to pay tribute. Happy 50th anniversary to the Beatles from a great Canadian fan in New Brunswick!
For all those who attended the Beatles 50th event at the Revue Cinema last Thursday in Toronto, many thanks for attending - it was a sold out show and it was a terrific evening. It was great to see Fred, Serge, Yvan and many other Beatles fans - all who had come from so far. Some great Beatles prizes were awarded for winners in the trivia quiz. Special thanks to event organizer Ellen Moorhouse at the Revue.
Four Beatles films were shown. The highlight of course was Mark Lewisohn's presentation before the screening of the new super-sharp version of the film A Hard Day's Night on the big screen. We also enjoyed some rare 1964 footage of the Beatles in Toronto (with some audio!), a Beatles cartoon, a presentation by Beatles animator Peter Sander and a screening of the documentary John Lennon In Havana. Mark also signed many copies of Tune In.
To promote the Revue event, Mark did interviews for the Toronto Star and the CBC. Also one for "Critics At Large".
CBC has posted the short audio interview with Mark Lewisohn from last Thursday morning (July 31 2014 - CBC Metro Morning with David Common).
This was Mark's very first radio interview in Canada. It is approx. 5 minutes.
Mark you were awesome... and many thanks again for your terrific visit to Canada. You have many fans here and we hope that you will come back soon.