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Currently moving house so apologies if I'm late answering 'ping's' or answering queries in submissions histories.




Hello and welcome fellow Discogs users to my profile page, a splendid time is guaranteed for all!

Before we start the banner image across the top of the page shows the Mrs and I on the world famous crossing outside Abbey Road Studios. You can click here or here and check the live feed out to see who else is using it. I'm particularly impressed with the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band artwork at the entrance which wasn't there on my last visit.

If you do decide to take a trip there, please remember the green cross code and ensure you look both ways. Click here to find out what happens when you don't.

Oh and equally important no-one likes a show off.

Don't worry everyone survived.





Anyway before you jump to the useful stuff.



Here's a little bit about your host.

I'm a fifty something music collector with a wide range of tastes but with a special interest in the history and recorded work of The Beatles.



I initially joined Discogs to catalogue my collection. However due to the fact that I work away a lot, coupled with my collection being spread over 3 or 4 locations, this is proving difficult.

With that in mind my current goal here is to go through all of The Beatles UK releases one by one and try to make them guideline compliant and link to each other where appropriate.

If I make any mistakes on the way please feel free to edit, comment or vote as you see fit. Nobody 'owns' a submission and as long as they end up correct it doesn't matter who does what.

It's possible you've landed here as I have The Beatles on my watch-list and I may have commented on a submission you have made or edited.


If you think I can be of any help please feel free to PM or give me a ping in the forums, I've received a lot of help myself from the community and feel it's nice to return the favour when you can.

I'm also very active in the forum but sometimes we seem to forget that



Occasionally something within the forums will bring out a urge to rewrite a song or two.

"EMI" by Dave via this thread.

There's a huge Oggers outcry
And I can see the reason why
I tell you I can see their name
A label who have gained great fame
Who?

E.M.I. E.M.I. E.M.I.

Too many users are clueless
Too many users support us
An unlimited amount
Say throw the current profile out
Who?

E.M.I E.M.I E.M.I

Submitters find their work vilified
For using a name that's on each side
We are on a mission
We are ruled by none
Never ever never

And you thought that we were faking
That we used a label of our creating
You do not believe that it's for real
Even with it's world-wide appeal?

Why ignore a label that's on the cover
Unless the cover credits another
And blind ignorance is a sign
Of stupid fools who stand in line
Against

E.M.I E.M.I E.M.I

Unlimited sedition
With an Oggers outcry
Will change the current position
That says no to E.M.I

Unlimited outcry (E.M.I)
I can see the reason why (E.M.I)
I tell you I can see their name (E.M.I)
A label of immense fame (E.M.I)
I do not need the pressure (E.M.I)
I can't stand those useless fools (E.M.I)
Unlimited outcry (E.M.I)
Hello E.M.I
Goodbye mayhem

Anyway that's enough about me so feel free to check out the links below, I've collected most of them from other users profiles pages, too many to credit but thanks to them all.

On the way please take the time to check out a brief history of The Beatles. As you can see it's a work in progress. Please also note that any date with an asterisk* is disputed by various sources.


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DISCOGS ABBREVIATIONS:

Abbreviations often found in submission histories and the forums:

ANV = Artist Name Variation
BAOI = Barcodes And Other Identifiers
EI = Entirely Incorrect
LCCN = Labels Companies Catalogue Numbers
NMaC/NMC = Needs Major Changes
NmiC/NmC = Needs Minor Changes
OP = Original poster (Forum topics)
OS = Original Submitter
PAN = Primary Artist Name

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CREATE MASTER RELEASE
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USER DATA EXPORT
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6th July 1957 - St. Peters Church, Woolton, Liverpool - Day 1

It's a glorious Saturday afternoon in Woolton, a leafy suburb in South Liverpool, which is basking in a heatwave. The village is holding it's annual Parish Church Garden Fete, a parade and outdoor fair. The main attractions of the day are a police dog show and a brass band. As a nod to the teenagers attending a local skiffle group, The Quarrymen led by a 16 year old John Lennon, have been invited to perform.

Later that evening The Quarrymen perform again in the Church Hall. Unbelievably an amateur recording of the performance has survived and snippets from it can be heard here and here. Before the performance a friend of Lennon's, Ivan Vaughan, introduces him to a school friend. The friend who subsequently joins the group, is a 15 year old Paul McCartney……





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DISCOGS GROUPS:

MY GROUPS

BROWSE ALL GROUPS

CHAT
DATABASE MENTORS AND PROTEGES
ODD, BIZARRE AND UNUSUAL RECORDS
OG'S BOOK OF RECORDS
SPAM
THE BEATLES
TRACK ID'S
UNUSUAL AND OBSCURE

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23rd November 1957 - New Clubmoor Hall, Norris Green, Liverpool - Day 141 (4 Months 18 Days)

Paul McCartney's first official appearance with The Quarrymen.





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DISCOGS FOREIGN USER GROUPS:

CZECH AND SLOVAK
DENMARK
ITALY
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
JAPAN
NORWAY
POLAND
RUSSIA
SPAIN
SWEDEN

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6th February 1958 - Wilson Hall, Speke Road, Garston, Liverpool - Day 216 (7 Months 1 Day)

After this gig a friend of Paul McCartney's, a nearly 15 year old George Harrison, performs an audition for John Lennon and subsequently joins the group.

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DISCOGS GUIDELINE THREADS:

1ST PRESS IN FTF
MAIDEN / MARRIED NAMES
MASS EDITS
PRESSING PLANT IN FTF V. SYMBOL
SIDE POSITIONS
TRACK POSITIONS
Is a missing label on a 7" a Misprint?

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8th March 1958 - 147 Dinas Lane, Huyton, Liverpool - Day 246 (8 Months 3 Days)

Playing at the wedding of Paul's cousin, Ian Harris, at Paul's Auntie Gin's house.



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DISCOGS INTERESTING / USEFUL LISTS:

UNUSUAL ALBUM COVERS
US RECORD PRESSING PLANTS

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12th July 1958 - 38 Kensington, Liverpool - Day 372 (1 Year 7 Days)

The Quarrymen record a 1 off acetate That'll Be The Day at Phillips Sound Recording Service.





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DISCOGS THREAD RESOURCE LINKS:

CD MATRIX'S NEW
CD MATRIX'S ORIGINAL
COVER LOCATIONS
GUIDELINE CHANGELOG
PINGING THREAD
RUNOUTS / MATRIX VERSION 5
RUNOUTS / MATRIX VERSION 6
STUDIO'S
WEBSITE RESOURCES:

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20th December 1958 - 25 Upton Green, Speke, Liverpool - Day 533 (1 Year 5 Months 15 Days)

The wedding of George Harrison's brother Harry and his bride Irene McCann at the Harrison family home.



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DISCOGS WIKI:

CD MANUFACTURING CO MATRIX ID'S
PACKAGING

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29th August 1959 - 8 Hayman's Green, West Derby, Liverpool - Day 785 (2 Years 1 Month 24 Days)

The opening night of the Casbah Club, owned by Mona Best, mother of Pete Best.



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USEFUL EXTERNAL LINKS:

BARCODES / CHARACTERS / UNICODE:
BARCODE COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
BARCODE SCANNER
COPY & PASTE CHARACTERS
UNICODE CHARACTERS
UNICODE CHARACTER CREATOR
UNICODE STRIKETHROUGH TEXT TOOL

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c. April 1960 - c. July 1960 - 20 Forthlin Road, Liverpool - c. 1001 Days (2 Years 8 Months 27 Days)

On 2 separate occasions home demo's of The Quarrymen are recorded at Paul McCartney's home. These have subsequently been heavily bootlegged.

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CHARTS:

EVERY HIT UK TOP 40
U.K OFFICIAL CHARTS

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10th May 1960 - Blue Angel Club, 108 Seel Street, Liverpool - Day 1039 (2 Years 10 Months 5 Days)



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COPYRIGHT / RIGHTS SOCIETIES / PUBLISHERS:

ASCAP
BIEM MEMBERS
BMI
BUMA/STEMRA
COPYRIGHT ENCYCLOPEDIA
DIRECTORY OF MUSIC PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION OF USA
GEMAGVL
NCB
PRS
SESAC
SOCAN

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9th December 1961 - Palais Ballroom, Queens Road, Aldershot - Day 1618 (4 Years 5 Months 4 Days)





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22nd August 1962



22nd August 1962



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COVERS:

LP COVER LOVER

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DISCOGRAPHIES:

ALLMUSIC
ARTISTDIRECT
45CAT 7" SINGLES
45WORLD CD SINGLES
45WORLDS ALBUMS
POPSIKE

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1964











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EMI COUNTRY CODES:

A:
1A - Holland (may be pressed in Sweden – “MÅ” in deadwax [Skandinaviska Grammofon in Åmål])

C: (C = country)
0C - U.K.
1C - Germany
2C - France
3C - Italy
4C - Belgium
5C - Holland (may be pressed in Sweden – “MÅ” in deadwax [Skandinaviska Grammofon in Åmål])
6C - Denmark
7C - Sweden
8C - Norway
9C - Finland
10C - Spain (1J prior to 1978)
11C - Portugal
12C - Austria
13C - Switzerland
14C - Greece (2J prior to 1976)
16C - Australia (unused on releases)
17C - New Zealand (unused on releases)
31C - Brazil
32C - Chile
33C - Mexico

E: (E = Europe)
1E - U.K.
2E - Austria
3E - Switzerland
4E - Sweden
5E - Finland
6E - Denmark
7E - Norway
8E - Portugal

J:
1J - Spain (10C after 1978)
2J - Greece (14C after 1976)

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IFPI CODES:

IFPI CODES
SID CODE / IFPI CODE IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE

A mastering SID code must always start with the letter "L". A mould SID code can start with any letter apart from "I", "O", "S" and "Q".
IFPI L*** = Master.
IFPI **** = Mould.

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1966





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LABELS:

LABEL CODES
LABEL GUIDE

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1967













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LYRICS:

SING 365

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MUSIC MANUFACTURING VIDEOS:

COMPACT DISCS
VINYL

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PRESSINGS PLANTS:

US PRESSING PLANTS

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RECORDING STUDIOS:

UK RECORDING STUDIOS

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1968





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SPARS CODES:

SPARS CODES

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1969







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U.K TAX CODES:

U.K TAX CODES
U.K TAX CODES II

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1970





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Hungarian characters:
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Romanian diacritics: ș Ș ț Ț

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COMMENTED SUBMISSION GUIDE

To trace a ghost ANV:
"[ghost ANV]" site:discogs.com inurl:relea

To finish us off I'll leave you with some images of other albums I own to show there is life beyond The Beatles.

Oh and if your young and smoke, please give in now while you can, I wish i could.







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Matrix / Runout (Matrix label side A): ST-1-72874 Flags 14/12 - 2043, 12/08 - 2701

I too agree that it should be grouped by variant instead of code. - DTF 6/9/17
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/392356?page=5#7584624
I agree here that for variants, full "sets" should be posted, but only just the matrix sets. I don't think we need to duplicate stuff like Rights Societies and whatnot or other artwork level stuff that would count as a unique release anyways. - DTF 3/4/18
https://www.discogs.com/forum/thread/392356?page=5#7584624


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