The Beatles: UK & US Single Covers.

Everybody knows what every album by The Beatles looks like but I’ve found myself wondering about the sleeves of the old 45s.

I have a couple of singles by The Beatles but they’re scratched to all hell and the covers are long gone. They’re pretty much unplayable.

I’ve been looking up the sleeves of the UK singles and their US versions because I wondered what they looked like and it has surprised me.

With the exception of a few, they’re all a bit cheap looking with strange and sometimes out of focus photos.

It took me an incredibly long time to find all of these and I’ve tried my best to put them all in order. I’ve even polished a few of them up so that you can see better but if I’ve missed one or got something wrong, feel free to let me know.

Here are the UK and US covers of The Beatles’ 45s:

* Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You (1962).
UK:

US Version:

* Please Please Me / Ask Me Why (1963).
UK:

* From Me To You / Thank You Girl (1963).
UK:

* She Loves You / I’ll Get You (1963).
UK:

US Version:

* I Want To Hold Your Hand / This Boy (1963).
UK:

* I Want To Hold Your Hand / I Saw Her Standing There (1963).
US Only Single:

* My Bonnie / The Saints (1964).
US Only Single:

* Please Please Me / From Me To You (1964).
US Only Single:

* Do You Want To Know A Secret / Thank You Girl (1964).
US Only Single:

* Why / Cry For A Shadow (1964).
US Only Single:

* Ain’t She Sweet / Nobody’s Child (1964).
US Only Single:

* Can’t Buy Me Love / You Can’t Do That (1964).
UK:

US Version:

* A Hard Day’s Night / Things We Said Today (1964).
UK:

* A Hard Day’s Night / I Should Have Known Better (1964).
US Only Single:

* I’m Happy Just To Dance With You / I’ll Cry instead (1964).
US Only Single:

* And I Love Her / If I Fell (1964).
US Only Single:

* Match Box / Slow Down (1964).
US Only Single:

* I Feel Fine / She’s A Woman (1964).
UK:

US Version:

* Ticket To Ride / Yes It Is (1965).
UK:

US Version:

* HELP! / I’m Down (1965).
UK:

US Version:

* Eight Days A Week / I Don’t Want To Spoil The Party (1965).
US Only Single:

* Yesterday / Act Naturally (1965).
US Only Single:

* Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out (1965).
UK:

US Version:

* Paperback Writer / Rain (1966).
UK:

US Version:

* Nowhere Man / What Goes On (1966).
US Only Single:

* Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby (1966).
UK:

US Version:

* Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever (1967).
UK:

* All You Need Is Love / Baby You’re A Rich Man (1967).
UK:

US Version:

* Hello, Goodbye / I Am The Walrus (1967).
UK:

US Version:

* Lady Madonna / The Inner Light (1968).
UK:

US Version:

* Hey Jude / Revolution (1968).
UK:

* Get Back / Don’t Let Me Down (1969).
UK:

* Ballad Of John And Yoko / Old Brown Shoe (1969).
UK:

US Version:

* Something / Come Together (1969).
UK:

* Let It Be / You Know My Name (Look Up The Number) (1970).
UK:

* The Long And Winding Road / For You Blue (1970).
US Only Single:

* Yesterday / I Should Have Known Better (1976).
UK Only Single:

* Got To Get You Into My Life / Helter Skelter (1976).
US Only Single:

* Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da / Julia (1976).
US Only Single:

* Back In the U.S.S.R. / Twist And Shout (1976).
UK Only Single:

* Girl / You’re Going To Lose That Girl (1977).
Unissued Single:

* Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band / With A Little Help From My Friends / A Day In The Life (1978).

* Leave My Kitten Alone / Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (1985).
Unissued Single:

* Baby It’s You / I’ll Follow The Sun / Devil In Her Heart / Boys (1994):

* Free As A Bird (1995).

* Real Love (1996).

You May Also Be Interested In…
* The Beatles’ Back Album Covers.
* The Singles Of John Lennon.
* The Albums Of John Lennon.

Photos From The “World War Z” Glasgow Set.

It’s really strange walking around the centre of Glasgow just now. Every so often you’ll hear the words “Dead Body”, “Zombies” and yesterday, I even overheard a wee girl say “Is this Judgment Day Dad?”.
It’s quite creepy.
The “World War Z” production has rolled into town!

For roughly 2 weeks, George Square will be doubling for Philadelphia as Brad Pitt films his scenes for the post-apocalyptic zombie flick “World War Z” and if you ask me, it’s one of the best things to happen to the city for a while. The streets are totally buzzing!

I live 5 minutes walk away from the set and I’ve been going down as much as possible. I can’t believe how quickly the Square has been transformed to look like Philly and we’re not just talking about putting a couple of American flags here and there either.

Painted road signs and markings have been removed and replaced with American signs, traffic lights have been pulled down and been replaced with (much cooler looking) ‘WALK’ and “DON’T WALK’ signs and streets have been renamed.

The really cool stuff happened a couple of days ago when a huge car crash was staged! Surprisingly, the producers of “World War Z” have no problem with the public getting up real close with their cameras most of the time and yesterday, we got to walk along the crash scene which was great because they actually had dummies lying dead in their crumpled cars and…actually, shall I just shut up and show you some of the the photos I took?

You should get yourself down to George Square and take all of this stuff in because in a matter of days it’ll all be gone.
Click HERE for a video of the car crash.

Robert Crumb’s “A Short History Of America”.

The Hotel California.

I wish this was my idea but it’s not.
I don’t know who to credit.
It’s just one of the many benefits of StumbleUpon.

World Trade Centre Rising.

As ceremonies take place around the world to remember victims of the 9/11 attacks, around 2,000 workers are building a huge development at Ground Zero in New York.

Six skyscrapers, a museum, two massive waterfalls where the twin towers once stood, a performance centre and a rail terminal are gradually taking shape nine years after the attacks.

Work at the 17-acre site has been delayed by disputes over whether the essence of the buildings should be commercial or commemorative. Finally there has been a compromise, with a mix of both retail, office and memorial space known as One World Trade Center.

Responsibility for the site is divided between the governors of the states of New York and New Jersey, who own the land through the Port Authority and Larry A Silverstein, the leaseholder who holds the right to redevelop the office space.

Tower 1: The centrepiece, formerly known as Freedom Tower and now as One World Trade Center. Its planned height is 1,776ft (540m) echoing the date of the founding of the republic. It will be America’s tallest building, housing offices, an observation deck, restaurants and broadcast facilities. The project architect is David Childs of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Estimated completion date is 2013.

Tower 2: Also known as 200 Greenwich St. At 79 storeys high with a diamond shaped top and an 80-foot antenna, it will be the second-tallest skyscraper in NYC.

Tower 3: Also known as 175 Greenwich St, it will be the third-tallest building on the site and include shops, offices, trading floors. It’s scheduled for completion in 2014.

Tower 4: The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the City of New York will take two-thirds of the office space at 150 Greenwich St. It is due for completion in 2013. Towers 3 and 4 were designed by architects Richard Rogers and Fumihiko Maki.

Tower 5: 130 Liberty Street will stand on the site currently occupied by the remains of the Deutsche Bank building, which was badly damaged by the 9/11 attacks. New York University has expressed an interest in leasing the building.

Plans for a Tower 6 were abandoned.

Tower 7: Or 7 World Trade Center, opened in May 2006 and is two-thirds leased. It includes a park and central plaza with 30ft-wide fountain. Tenants include its owner Silverstein Properties and Moody’s Corporation, WestLB, Ameriprise Financial, Dutch bank ABN AMRO, and Mansueto Ventures, publisher of Fast Company and Inc magazines.

The National September 11 Memorial & Museum comprises a museum, waterfalls and a park.

The museum is being constructed underground and will boast interactive displays explaining the 9/11 and 1993 terrorist attacks, as well as the part of the huge slurry wall that held back the Hudson River during the attacks.

At the twin towers there will be two massive waterfalls over illuminated pools. Names of the 9/11 victims and those of the February 1993 World trade Centre attacks will be inscribed around the edge of the memorial called Reflecting Absence and designed by architect Michael Arad and landscape architect Peter Walker.

The 1,000-seat performance arts centre to be designed by Frank Gehry will be home to the Joyce Theater which specialises in modern dance. Film festivals will also be held there.

The transportation hub will house a state-of-the-art rail terminal featuring retractable 150ft (46m) high “wings” made of glass and steel will let natural light to pass through to platforms 60ft (18m) below street level.

From BBC News.

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