Although the Beatles had a (suspicious) top 20 hit in the UK with "Love Me Do," EMI affiliates outside England were reluctant to pick up the single. The US affiliate, Capitol records, declined to issue the single. When it came time for the Beatles second single to be issued, Capitol again passed on their opportunity to issue Beatles records. Vee Jay Records, a Chicago-based record label known mainly for gospel and R&B (and the Four Seasons), picked up the Beatles US contract. Record released Feb 25, 1963.
On Oct. 1, 1964, Vee Jay packaged its Introducing the Beatles album together with The Golden Hits of the Four Seasons. It called the collection "The Beatles Vs. The Four Seasons." The front cover featured new drawings of the Beatles and the Four Seasons, plus listings of all the songs. The back cover featured a 'scorecard'. The album was issued with a poster which featured the drawings of the Beatles from the VJ 587 picture sleeve.
Beatles vs. The Four Seasons Vee Jay VJDX-30 (mono) black labels with color band; brackets logo.The labels list the original titles of the albums. value: $500-$1500
Beatles vs. The Four Seasons Vee Jay VJDXS-30 (stereo) black labels with color band; brackets logo. The labels list the original titles of the albums. The cover and the record labels say stereo, and the albums play in stereo.value: $2200
Beatles vs. The Four Seasons poster--value: $200
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