Parlophone Love Me Do advert October 1962

beeb
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September 2nd, 2018, 5:41 am #1

I have a copy of Pop Weekly no.6 for the week ending October 6/1962. In it is a Parlophone ad for the release of "Love Me Do". I believe the official release date of this record was October 5, 1962. Does anyone know of earlier UK Parlophone adverts for the Beatles first release?

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namralos
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September 2nd, 2018, 2:09 pm #2

Record Retailer, 27 September
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September 2nd, 2018, 3:04 pm #3

Good find Frank !

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September 2nd, 2018, 5:41 pm #4

That's the one, servi!
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September 2nd, 2018, 9:43 pm #5

Thanks Frank. It looks a lot like the one from Pop Weekly. Same photos with the Beatles looking like they had spent all night in the recording studio.

LOVE ME DO

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September 2nd, 2018, 11:57 pm #6

Yes, those are the same photos, but they are rotated to line up with a horizontal line (between Ringo & John, between Paul & George) instead of a vertical line (big black line in the Retailer ad).
It also spotlights Parlophone instead of the more general EMI.
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September 3rd, 2018, 8:25 pm #7

How did you know, Frank (just curious) ? The Parlophone book does not show this one IIRC, but only the one from Pop Weekly.
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September 4th, 2018, 9:44 pm #8

Well, it's in MY copy of the Parlophone book on page 2.

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September 11th, 2018, 8:15 pm #9

Aahh, now it’s in my copy too :)
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