The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There (live)

Written by on January 12, 2020

January 10, 1964: Vee-Jay Records released the first American Beatles album, "Introducing…The Beatles". The label was immediately slapped with a restraining order, stopping further distribution because Beechwood Music, Inc. (Capitol Records' publishing subsidiary) owned the American publishing rights to two songs on the album, "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You". Vee-Jay replaced them with "Ask Me Why" and "Please Please Me" and re-released the LP.

Capitol Records released "Meet The Beatles!" a few days later, along with a huge marketing blitz that Vee-Jay, a much smaller label beset by financial difficulties, couldn't possibly match. "Meet The Beatles!" would go to the top of the US charts, while "Introducing…The Beatles" would stall at #2. Vee-Jay would be forced to stop selling the disc by the end of the year because of legal complications, but by then over 1.3 million copies had been sold.

The Beatles – I Saw Her Standing There (live)

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