The Beatles


The Beatles
"Hey Jude" | "Revolution"

There is probably not much that can be written about The Beatles which has not already been said. The Beatles had a slew of hits starting with their first hit "I Want To Hold Your Hand". The record hit #1 and began a long string of Beatles singles to hit the charts. From 1964 to 1970 the Beatles enjoyed tremendous success garnering 20 number 1 singles along the way. After they broke up, the "Fab Four" still charted in 1976, 1986 and 1995 with hit singles.

The Beatles biggest #1 hit of all time is their 1968 single "Hey Jude" written by Paul McCartney for John Lennon's son Julian. The song is one of the longest hit singles recorded to date, clocking in on a 45 at 7 minutes 11 seconds. I remember listening to this song a lot on the radio back and wondered when it would ever end. I bought the 45 and found that I enjoyed the B-side even better. That song was "Revolution," which stands out as one of rock's great anthems.

"Hey Jude" was the first single issued on The Beatles' Apple label. One of the coolest things about the standard Apple label is that it is easy to tell which side of the record was the A and B side. The A side was always the side showing the full apple, while the B side showed a sliced apple.

CD AVAILABILITY: "Hey Jude" is featured on the Beatles' CDs "1", "Past Masters Volume 2" and "The Beatles 1967 - 1970." "Revolution" is available on "Past Masters Volume 2" and "The Beatles 1967 - 1970."

The Beatles

"Hey Jude" b/w "Revolution"
Written by Lennon & McCartney | Produced by George Martin
Apple 2276


45 rpm Heaven


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