From the collection of Robert York
The "red & white Starline"
This is the only Beatles single to feature this
Capitol Starline series label style. Released in the spring of 1969, it was discontinued
very shortly after production when it was realized the label was not correct for the title - making this disc one of the rarest and hardest to find of all Beatle records. A near mint copy sold for $1800.00 in 1995.
One interesting variation is a known copy with the We Can Work It Out label, but with the record playing a Wayne Newton song! Capitolís Starline series featured such artists as Wayne Newton, The Beach Boys, Buck Owens, and Frank Sinatra.
Two examples from the green label Starline Beatles series. At left, Twist and Shout, shown with generic sleeve, and at right Please Please Me. Click on either for enlargement.
In all, there were six different titles in this series, all released 10-11-65:
- Capitol 6061 Twist And Shout / There's A Place
- Capitol 6062 Love Me Do / P.S. I Love You
- Capitol 6063 Please Please Me / From Me To You
- Capitol 6064 Do You Want To Know A Secret / Thank You Girl
- Capitol 6065 Roll Over Beetoven / Misery
- Capitol 6066 Kansas City / Boys
Here an example of a Capitol promotional Starline label, The Blue Skirt Waltz by Hank Thompson. There were no promotional Beatles records issued in the Starline series.