Apple records

Following a conversation a few weeks back where someone asked me if i knew the first charting hit on the Beatles’ Apple records. I confirmed it was Hey Jude in 1968 which led to the further question did it have the APPLE 1 catalogue number. I said no, The Beatles never had APPLE numbers, but were assigned EMI catalogue numbers which began with an R followed by four digits beginning with either a 5 or a 6. The APPLE 2 – 49 numbers were given to other acts signed to Apple records.

Apple 1 does exist but it’s an extremely rare one-off copy of The Lady Is A Tramp by Frank Sinatra. It was made in 1968 after Ringo Starr requested Ol’ Blue Eyes sings it for his then-wife, Maureen, who was a big Sinatra fan. Sammy Cahn rewrote the lyrics to make it personal and called it The Lady Is A Champ. Ringo I believe owns the only copy.

However, here is the last of the other 48 APPLE catalogue numbers:

 ArtistA sideB side
APPLE 2Mary HopkinThose Were The Days Turn Turn Turn
APPLE 3Jackie LomaxSour Milk SeaThe Eagle Laughs At You
APPLE 4Black Dyke Mills BandThingumybobYellow Submarine
APPLE 5The IveysMaybe TomorrowAnd Her Daddy's A Millionaire
APPLE 6TrashRoad To NowhereIllusions
APPLE 7Mary HopkinLontano Dagli OcchiThe Game
APPLE 8Brute ForceKing Of FuhNobody Knows
APPLE 9Mary HopkinPrince En AvignonThe Game
APPLE 10Mary HopkinGoodbye Sparrow
APPLE 11Jackie LomaxNew DayFall Inside Your Eyes
APPLE 12Billy PrestonThat's The Way God Planned It What About You
APPLE 13Plastic Ono BandGive Peace A Chance  Remember Love
APPLE 14The IveysNo Escaping Your LoveDear Angie
APPLE 15Radha Krishna TempleHare Krishna Mantra  Prayer To The Spiritual Masters
APPLE 16Mary HopkinQue Sera SeraFields Of St. Etienne
APPLE 17TrashGolden Slumbers  Trash Can
APPLE 18Hot Chocolate BandGive Peace A ChanceLiving Without Tomorrow
APPLE 19Billy PrestonEverything's AlrightI Want To Thank You
APPLE 20BadfingerCome And Get It Rock Of All Ages
APPLE 21Billy PrestonAll That I've GotAs I Get Older
APPLE 22Mary HopkinTemma Harbour Lontano Dagli Occhi
APPLE 23Jackie LomaxHow The Web Was WovenThumbing A Ride
APPLE 24Doris TroyAin't That CuteVaya Con Dios
APPLE 25Radha Krishna TempleGovinda Govinda Jai Jai
APPLE 26Mary HopkinKnock Knock Who's There  I'm Going To Fall In Love Again
APPLE 27Mary HopkinQue Sera SeraFields Of St. Etienne
APPLE 28Doris TroyJacob's LadderGet Back
APPLE 29Billy PrestonMy Sweet LordLong As I Got My Baby
APPLE 30Mary HopkinThink About Your Children  Heritage
APPLE 31BadfingerNo Matter What  Better Days
APPLE 32James TaylorCarolina In My MindSomething's Wrong
APPLE 33Ronnie SpectorTry Some, Buy SomeTandoori Chicken
APPLE 34Mary HopkinLet My Name Be Sorrow  Kew Gardens
APPLE 35BadfingerName Of The GameSuitcase
APPLE 36Bill ElliotGod Save UsDo The Oz
APPLE 37Ravi ShankarJoi BanglaOh Bhaugowan/Raga Mishra
APPLE 38Yoko OnoMrs. LennonMidsummer New York
APPLE 39Mary HopkinWater, Paper and ClayJefferson
APPLE 40BadfingerDay After Day  Sweet Tuesday Morning
APPLE 41Yoko OnoMind TrainListen, The Snow Is Falling
APPLE 42BadfingerBaby BlueFlying
APPLE 43Chris HodgeWe're On Our WaySupersoul
APPLE 44Sundown PlayboysSaturday Nite SpecialValse De Soleil Coucher
APPLE 45Elephant's MemoryPower BoogieLiberation Special
APPLE 46Lon & Derek Van EatonWarm WomanMore Than Words
APPLE 47Yoko OnoDeath Of SamanthaYang Yang
APPLE 48Yoko OnoRun, Run, RunMen, Men, Men
APPLE 49BadfingerApple Of My EyeBlind Owl


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