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Post subject: US-made Beatles 78s?  PostPosted: Apr 30, 2012 - 06:00 PM
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I always thought the only Beatles 78s were the ones from places like South Africa and India.

Look at the pics in this AudioKarma thread:

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=440566

At the bottom of Celt's pics, it says 'Manufactured by Capitol Records Hollywood California USA'.

Are these real US Beatles 78s? When were they made?
 
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Those are "fantasy" items made in the 1970's.
They were not pressed by Capitol.
 
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I believe most of the big companies stopped making 78's in 1958. Here in Canada it was a little later but certainly it was all over before January 1960.
 
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I believe most of the big companies stopped making 78's in 1958. Here in Canada it was a little later but certainly it was all over before January 1960.

Ian I think the last Canadian 78 was Fanny Mae-Buster Brown.
 
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And that would be in circa February 1960 wouldn't it? So forget what I said previously. That record was on Quality and maybe they were the last big company to phase them out. I'm sure each company (RCA, Columbia, Compo, Capitol etc) did it at a slightly different time. Keep in mind too there were small operations who may have used the 78 format later than that.
 
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The last regular 78 RPM records on Capitol in the USA were released in 1958.
In Canada, Capitol's last 78's were released in 1959.

There were no Beatles 78's issued in either country. The only Beatles 78's issued legally by any EMI affiliate were ...

India -- Parlophone released at least thirty 78's there until late 1968 or early 1969.
There are four different label styles of Indian 78's from the 1960's.

The Philippines -- Approximately twenty-three 78's were issued there until early 1965.
There are three label styles of Philippine 78's.

Argentina -- Two Beatles 78's were issued there in 1963-4.

Columbia -- At least two Beatles 78's were issued in 1964.

Mexico -- Advertisements exist for a "She Loves You" 78 on Musart, but no copies have surfaced.
 
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My first record player that I received for my 6th birthday in '61 only played 78's. I remember my Dad saying he had to look all over town to find any 78 childrens records to go with it. He bought the record player first, not realizing the 78's had been fazed out.
 
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namralos, do you have any information about who issued these 'fantasy' 78s in the 70s, and why they did it? Were they illegal boots, or some sort of special edition?
 
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Just boots made for fun. Apparently someone bought some blank 78 labels and thought, "Let's do it."
 
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