HAPPY BIRTHDAY (WRMB 345)

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Company: Wizardo Records

Matrix Number: WRMB 345A / WRMB 345-B

Release date: early 1976

Country: USA

 

 

SIDE A

1. JOHNNY B. GOODE (incomplete)

2. SHOUT!

3. POP GO THE BEATLES (incomplete)

4. YOU REALLY GOT A HOLD ON ME

5. MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE (with Brian Matthew intro)

6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SATURDAY CLUB

7. SOME OTHER GUY

8. LUCILLE

9. BOYS

10. ACT NATURALLY

11. SHOUT! (incomplete)

 

SIDE B

12. MURRAY THE K: AS IT HAPPENED

13. I'LL BE ON MY WAY (incomplete)

14. SOLDIER OF LOVE (LAY DOWN YOUR ARMS) (incomplete)

 

sound quality: variable

 

source:

1: BBC radio "Saturday Club", February 15, 1964
2, 11: Associated Rediffusion TV "Around the Beatles", May 6, 1964 (different sources, 2 poor, 11 good)
3: BBC radio 1963, opening theme
4: BBC radio "Pop Go the Beatles", September 17, 1963
5, 6: BBC radio "Saturday Club", October 5, 1963

7: Liverpool Cavern Club, August 22, 1962

8, 9: BBC radio "Pop Go the Beatles", September 17, 1963

10: BBC TV "Cilla", April 25, 1971 (Ringo & Cilla Black duet)

12: Murray "the K" fan club record, 1964; interviews

13: BBC radio "Side by side", June 24, 1963

14: BBC radio "Pop go the Beatles", July 16, 1963

COMMENTS

Another compilation taken from previously released records, mainly by CBM, mostly including radio broadcasts. In early 1976 Wizardo started to rush-release many titles, and in this case the original insert did not even reported a title, only the catalogue number, 345.

RELEASES

1. Early 1976 (photo below the title). This pressing had an untitled yellowish insert, with catalogue number and track listing. The disc had light blue labels with silver letters; side indications are written inside the pressing ring.

2. Mid 1976. A cheap and quickly produced reissue was released with a small square insert with a poorly cut round photo, with small rubber stamped title and 345 catalogue number impressed on top right. The disc had the light blue labels with side indications more lateral, partly on the pressing ring. Both pressings were made at the Rainbow plant.

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INTEREST. A scarcely interesting bootleg from the beginning, excepting for specialized collectors (**/*).