The Beatles - Please Please Me/Ask Me Why
Catalog # Vee Jay Records - VJ 498
1963 Mono Misprint. The first Beatles record released in the states, and they added a second T, which makes this release all the more charming.
Released February 20, 1963, this is the first record released in the United States to bear the Beatles name. Manufactured by the American Record Pressing Co. (ARP). The record has thin silver lettering on a black label with oval logo and outer rim colorband. The misspelled “THE BEATTLES”. The initials “ARP” appear in script in the trail off areas. "AudioMatrix" stamps on the both sides.
Side A (hand etched): 63-2967
Side B (hand etched): 63-2968
Media = VG. Both sides of this rare record have multiple light marks, throughout. There is one very, very small mark on side A that can BARELY be felt with a fingertip, but that is the only type of anything like that on the record. Both sides of this record play through on my turntable without negative incidence. No skips, no pops, no significant surface noise. The record plays way better than it looks, and is a solid VG+, aurally. If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask...
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