"The Beatles Story" Gold Record
Stunningly rare gold record honoring a Beatles album that really wasn't a Beatles album at all. In fact, "The Beatles Story" was more about warfare between the band's American record labels than it was about Beatles music -- none of which actually appears on the album! To set the background, in 1963 Vee Jay Records, which had leased the rights to early Beatles recordings, released an album called "Hear the Beatles Tell All", featuring only interviews with the boys. After Vee Jay's Beatles records became smash hits, EMI Records on October 1964 sold the rights to all the band's material to Capitol, which while wrangling in court with Vee Jay issued "The Beatles Story", a double-album of interviews with the Moptops as well as their manager Brian Epstein (our favorite track is titled "Who's a Millionaire?"). As the gold record attests, sales went through the roof. By 1966, Vee Jay was out of business. The disk is mounted with the RIAA plaque and a picture of the album cover against a cream colored matte background. Piece is absolutely mint, framed under glass to 17 x 21".
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