CHRIS NORBY'S
    


CONTENTS
Introduction  - an introductory note, vinyl record history, and a brief history of Beatles recordings
Albums
Extended Play (EP) Records
Singles
Disc Labels and Stock 45 Sleeves  - identifying an original release
Fan Club Christmas Records
Capitol's Compact 33
Clever Bootlegs  - two unauthorized albums that made it into U.S. stores in 1964
Chronological List of All Records in the U.S. - in the U.K.
Song Recording History  - when and where the Beatles recorded their songs
No. 1 U.S. and U.K. Singles
Other Formats and Oddities  - remember these?
Counterfeits, Knockoffs, and Fantasies  - a partial list of U.S. forgeries; many with images

 
A special thanks to:

   Nobby Kryszkiewicz for re-invigorating my interest in the Beatles
   Johannes Teigl for never hesitating to keep me honest
   Michael Harbridge for improving the counterfeits section
   The Usenet folks at rec.music.beatles for their unwitting help
   My parents for buying my first Beatle record way back when

And for technical support and images: 

   Perry D. Cox
   Frank Daniels
   Joseph Brennan
   Dave Dermon III


 
Copyright © 2003 - 2006 by Chris Norby.

This is an archive of a not-for-profit web site. It contains low resolution images of record sleeves, disc labels, promotional advertisements, and other copyrighted materials. It is believed that these images qualify as fair use under United States copyright law for the purpose of study, research and instruction.


 
In no particular order, a few of the references used to organize this site:
 
Lewisohn, M. (1988). The Beatles Recording Sessions, Hamlyn Press
Harry, B. (1992). The Ultimate Beatles Encyclopedia, Virgin Books
Cox, P. (1999). Official Price Guide to The Beatles Records and Memorabilia, 2nd Edition, Ballantine Publishing Group
Scharoff, M. The Beatles: Collecting the Original U.K. Pressings, 1962-70
Freeman, R. (1983). Yesterday: Photographs of the Beatles, Thunder's Mouth Press
Spizer, B. (1998). The Beatles Records On Vee-Jay, Harvey Press
Bear Family Records CD Booklet (2001). The Beatles With Tony Sheridan, Beatles Bop - Hamburg Days, BCD 16583 BH


©Chris Norby. Archived courtesy of Archer2000.