One of these wasSongs, Pictures and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles(Vee-Jay VJLP(S)-1092), which featured a three-quarters gatefold cover, portrait paintings of the four musicians and the text:
"Look inside. Complete story of their favourite male and female singer, their favourite foods, types of girls, sport, hobby, songs, colours, real name, birthplace, birthdays, height, education, color of hair & eyes."
The inside cover text describes Paul as the "Nut Beatle" or "Beatle Nut", John as "nearsighted" and the "Chief Beatle", George as the "quietest" and the "one with the deadpan face" and Ringo as the "shortest Beatle" who "will send his steak back if it is not blood red". The back sleeve shows outlines of hearts below each Beatle-photo and holds instructions of how to fill the hearts with personal photos.
The record inside the cover did not even contain the new name; it still statedIntroducing... The Beatleson the label.Songs, Pictures and Storieswas released either in late July 1964or 12 October 1964,with the latter the more likely date, because it entered theBillboardalbum chart on 31 October.It eventually peaked at number 63.
Record has several light surface scratches but plays and sounds great with the original light background noise in the pressing. Labels are unmarked. Cover has some stains, ring wear and corner creasing. Seams are all in great condition.