Indeed, The track Ticket To Ride from George Martin's instrumental version of the Beatles' Help! album can be heard very faintly in the background at the end of Dark Side Of The Moon's last track " Eclipse" (during the closing heartbeats). Before digital recording, tapes were sometimes wiped and re-used. It is possible that the tape used to record the heart-beat sound effect was not properly wiped and formerly had this track on it, or it was a deliberate inclusion by the band.
[…] Backtracking to 1949, the newly formed company was now pressing discs for Capitol Records, and the first ever Capitol Record out of the press and distributed domestically was a 78 rpm disc by Gordon Macrae called "Twenty-Four Hours Of Sunshine" with "The Wedding Of Lili Marlene" on the flip side. This record was attributed the well suited catalog number 78-101 with matrix numbers 4661 4D22 etched in the trail off area.
As seen previously, Capitol had first started issuing their records on the black and silver label in the USA, but by 1949, the label style had already changed to purple. So Capitol records manufactured in Canada were no different, making this first release on the purple and silver label. The only difference was that here, "Capitol of Canada" was written across the label with a Canadian perimeter print stating and "Made in Canada" with the usual all rights reserved notice. Canadian records did not have the extra structure under the logo since the label was changed long before Canadian operations were launched. […]
Today we added a new section below the Related Discographies tab: an entry for non-Capitol artists. At the present moment, the George Martin page has been moved there and a new discography for The Easybeats has been added. We will feature more artists as time goes by, so make sure you stay with us for regular updates!
The news board has been a bit quiet lately, but it is because we have been working hard on some updates for the site! News discography pictures, updated and added want lists, new awaited PDF lists for The Canadian Stores list and also for some of the Beatles discographies. Make sure you check them out!
Many Canadian records for sale this week, notably a bad copy (G+ maybe..) of The Beatles' Sie Liebt Dich that still managed to sell for 44$!. Also, a copy of Hits of The Yardbirds still in the shrinkwrap sold for 29$. A copy of the Gold vinyl Love Song album sold for 126$, while the Let It Be box set with the book always being popular reached 220.50$.
What has reached surprisng price ranges this week though, remains the more and more sought after Love Me Do; one NM copy with numbers -5 and -6 sold for 146.43$. But this is nothing compared to an unplayed copy of the no dash and number version that found a buyer who was willing to pay a whopping 2500$ !! So keep your precious copies; at this rate, it might just become a good investment for the future!
Today we added many new pictures in the discography sections, including nice (and very rare) pictures sleeves of Canadian bands such as The Esquires and The Staccatos. Make sure you take a look!
This month we focus our "Disc Of The Month" series on a single that was released in Canada in October of 1961 by "girl group" The Marvelettes, and that would be one of the two American songs covered by The Beatles on Side 1 of their very first Canadian album "Beatlemania! With The Beatles" (Capitol T-6051); these were respectively track 6 "Till There Was You" and track 7 "Please Mister Postman".
"Till There Was You" was lifted by Paul McCartney from a British Capitol single by Peggy Lee (UK Capitol 45-CL 15184) which had been issued in England in 1960 on the purple Capitol label:
The song was not issued on a 45 RPM single in Canada or the USA by Capitol but it was included on a Canadian Capitol Lp by Peggy Lee called "Latin ala Lee!" (Capitol T 1290). It was the third track on side 1. The album was issued by Capitol of Canada in early 1960. Well worth seeking out Peggy`s version.
The second song to be covered on Side 1 of T-6051 by The Beatles was "Please Mr. Postman". The first single to be issued by The Marvelettes in the USA was "Please Mr. Postman / So Long Baby" (Tamla T 54046) on August 21st., 1961. This A side would prove to be their biggest hit. In England, the 45 was issued by Fontana (Philips) as Fontana H355 "Please Mr. Postman / So Long Baby" (December 1961). In Canada, the disc was pressed by London Records Of Canada as TM.7003 and featured the standard London blue background label with the Tamla logo stamped in silver print. The Canadian pressing was probably issued in late October of 1961 as the early Tamla releases in Canada appeared to lag the US issue dates by about 6 weeks. For example, their next release in Canada was TM.7008 and this was issued in Canada in February 1962, about 6 weeks after the US release date of December 1961.
Promotional copies of the "Postman" single were sent to radio stations across Canada and these copies featured a red and white sticker on the A side with the text "DEMONSTRATION RECORD NOT FOR SALE". The record was listed as a new entry on the weekly CHUM Chart in Toronto in November 1961 but failed to secure a position in the top 50 (Source: "The CHUM Chart Book", Ron Hall, Stardust, 1990). Airplay of the single would have been limited. The "Motown" sound was just catching on in Canada and it would be a few more months before things would change ... in September 1962 The Marvelettes would hit pay-dirt with "Beechwood 4-5789" and Mary Wells also would see chart action with "You Beat Me To The Punch". The Contours' "Do You Love Me" would chart the following month.
You can now access year by year archives pages that show a summary of every entry that was featured monthly.
This way you can easily find a previous topic in a matter of senconds!
To access these pages you simply have to click on the desired year (before reaching a specific month) from the drop down menu
There is no doubt about that ... almost 45 years later ... Expo 67 has become a legend in Canadian history, almost surpassing Canada's Centennial Year itself in importance. For those of us who were lucky enough to have made that pilgrimage in 1967 ... it was an event like no other. Quite apart from being a showcase of the best the world had to offer in the 1960s ... art, design, architecture, and pop culture ... Expo 67 also showcased some of the world's best music and much of that originated in Canada.
To provide some background of just what Montreal was like in 1967, I visited Montreal twice in the summer of that year to visit Expo 67. That was probably the very best world exposition held during the 1960s if not just for the fact that it spanned the Summer Of Love. The pavilions that were erected on the newly created islands in the Saint Lawrence River were absolutely stunning examples of the latest in technology including the awe-inspiring geodesic dome designed by Buckminster Fuller which was naturally the US pavilion. During that entire year, there was an incredible excitement in Montreal ... they had a new subway system called Le Metro and an incredible feeling of modernism that was reflected in the major architectural gems such as Place Ville Marie. There was a genuine feeling of electricity in the air that Montreal was at the centre of the universe that year. World leaders and dignitaries, including Queen Elizabeth II, Charles De Gaulle, Bobby Kennedy, and others travelled to Montreal to visit the worlds exposition.
The Canadian Pavilion was to host a complete program of Canadian music, covering all genres, from Friday, April 28th.,1967 through to Friday, October 27th., 1967.