Over the years, Beatles records have been issued and re-issued many
times. Because of these numerous re-issues, some editions of Beatles
records can be found with some curious and interesting information on
The first Beatles record, Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You was released
in England on October 5, 1962, and the typos were off and running.
The advance DJ copies of this record misspelled Paul's last name as McArtney instead of McCartney. They got Paul's name right on the regular
Please Please Me/Ask Me Why was the first official Beatles record
in the United States. It was released by Chicago R&B label, Vee-Jay records, on February 20, 1963.
Although it was corrected in March and April 1963, at first Vee-Jay
thought Beatles was spelled with two T's. They even spelled it
wrong in their ads announcing the record.
A Hard Day's Labels
On most of the United Artists releases of the A Hard Day's
Night album, both the LP label and the back of the LP cover
incorrectly listed the song I'll Cry Instead
as I Cry Instead.
United Artists repeated the I Cry Instead
mistake on several re-releases of the LP.
But on the final UA re-release, to add insult to injury, they fixed I'll Cry Insteadbut changed Tell Me Why to
Tell Me Who. Confusingly, the reverse
cover for this new typo remained unchanged, listing Tell Me Why and I Cry Instead.
The A Hard Day's Night LP was not released totally corrected,
both LP and reverse cover, until it was re-released by Capitol Records
You Know My Name... or Do You? ...and other various Beatles records brain
lapses on the next page...