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Reference Library: Apple 45s

From: (EgwEimi)
Subject: US Apple 45's
Date: 28 Mar 1995 20:10:07 -0500

                        APPLE BY THE NUMBERS
                        U.S. Single Releases

2276 Hey Jude/Revolution The Beatles Issued originally with the "Capitol logo" b-side and a black sleeve (with no hole in the middle) which stated "The Beatles on Apple." All Apple records from this point on which did not have picture sleeves were issued in black Apple sleeves with a hole in the middle stating either "The Beatles on Apple" or simply "Apple." This first Apple single was released in mono, as were most singles of the day. The industry moved toward stereo singles being the norm within six months, but this was not the case...yet. The 2000 series was Capitol's main series of singles, which the Beatles as a group (and two solo singles) were still contracted to be part of. Apple's singles series started with 1800. Copies can be found with or without various bits of information on the label.

1800 Thingumybob/Yellow Submarine John Foster & Sons Ltd. Black Dyke Mills Band Originally, it seems that Apple was to be given its own set of matrix numbers. The first few Apple singles have a matrix number in the 70000's marked out and a new matrix number in the 46000's written in its place. This single was the only one by Foster. The A-side is a Lennon-McCartney compostion. Copies can be found which credit the authorship to McCartney-Lennon. Apropos enough since Paul wrote the song and produced the record. Copies pressed in Los Angeles for a time showed "Yellow Submarine" as the A-side (unsliced side) of the record. This is a mono record.

1801 Those Were the Days/Turn Turn Turn Mary Hopkin Mary sang the a-side in English, French, Spanish, Italian, and I believe German. The US issue was, of course, the English issue. A big hit to start Mary's career. Produced by Paul McCartney. This is a mono record.

1802 Sour Milk Sea/The Eagle Laughs at You Jackie Lomax Of Apple's first four, which were released together, 1800 is the hardest to find, followed by this first single by Jackie Lomax. The A-side was to be reissued at a later date when his album (Is This What You Want?) was issued. This is a mono record. The a-side was written by George Harrison.

1803 Maybe Tomorrow/Daddy's a Millionaire The Iveys The Iveys were soon to become Badfinger. This single did not sell well, perhaps their only Apple single that did not. This is a mono record.

1804 Road to Nowhere/Illusions Trash Trash's first single, and not an easy one to find. Trash recorded several singles for Apple, none of which were strong sellers.

PRO-4671/4672 Road to Nowhere/Road to Nowhere Trash The B-side was the normal 5:07 in length, but the A-side was trimmed for radio to 3:06.

1805 Carolina In My Mind/Taking It In James Taylor Apple's first stereo single, in February of 1969. For reasons unknown, the b-side was immediately withdrawn. The word "stereo" is not found on the label. All of these copies have a misspelled a-side title. (see below)

PRO-4675 More Apples Radio Co-Op Ads Modern Jazz Quartet and James Taylor This one-sided single contains a blank Capitol-logo label on the b-side. The a-side contains 60 second spots for the upcoming James Taylor and MJQ albums. The title suggests that there was a previous release of this type, but none has surfaced so far.

1805 Carolina In My Mind/Something's Wrong James Taylor The first issue of the promo and commercial singles wrongly show the title as "Carolina On My Mind." Later copies list the album title and number on the label. The first issues also do not say "stereo" on the label. This was quickly corrected. Later copies credit the publisher as Blackwood Music. Early copies say "Apple Music." The promo copy is labeled "PRO-1805" instead of the usual "P-1805."

1806 Goodbye/Sparrow Mary Hopkin Apple's first official double-A-side, and the first Apple record to feature a full-fledged picture sleeve. "Goodbye" was written by Paul and is credited to Lennon-McCartney. A demo exists of Paul singing this song for Mary.

2490 Get Back/Don't Let Me Down The Beatles with Billy Preston The first Beatles single to be issued in stereo in the US. In England, the single was issued in mono. First copies of this single on the west coast fail to list the times.

2531 Ballad of John and Yoko/Old Brown Shoe The Beatles In case you didn't notice, all Apple records from this period can be found with a variety of label styles. Capitol itself was in the process of switching labels and had not yet decided how they wanted the print. For example, some copies of this single can be found with STEREO in large letters. On other copies from the same factory, the word is found in small print. The single was issued with a picture sleeve, notable because Yoko Ono appears with the Beatles in both photographs. Another Beatles single, right on the heels of "Get Back"

1807 New Day/Thumbin' a Ride Jackie Lomax This is one of the hardest to find of all Apple commercial singles. Although a stereo record, not all labels indicate this.

1808 That's the Way God Planned It/What About You? Billy Preston Billy's first Apple single, although he had recorded "Get Back" with the Beatles earlier in the year. This is a mono single, and some later copies indicate so on the label. Later copies also may give the album title and number on the label. The single was issued with a picture sleeve depicting Billy holding his hands to his headphones as he sings loudly into a microphone.

1809 Give Peace a Chance/Remember Love Plastic Ono Band/Yoko Ono John's first single without Paul, George, or Ringo. The a-side was recorded live in a motel room; the b-side was recorded in England. The a-side became an anthem for the late sixties. Issued with a picture sleeve, which has been counterfeited.

1810 Hare Krishna Mantra/Prayer to the Spiritual Masters Radha Krishna Temple (London) A nice single, actually.

2654 Something/Come Together The Beatles First pressings from Jacksonville, IL have the Capitol logo b-side and strange print overall. Copies of Capitol albums (including Abbey Road) pressed at around this time have the 'strange' print. A monster single, whose a-side and b-side both made it to #1 (if you compare charts).

1811 Golden Slumbers-Carry That Weight/Trash Can Trash Some copies separate the a-side titles with a slash. Other copies use "and".

1812 Give Peace a Chance/Living Without Tomorrow Hot Chocolate Band The a-side wasn't near the success for them as it was for the Plastic Ono Band. This is a mono single.

1813 Cold Turkey/Don't Worry Kyoko John Lennon This single is rare with the Capitol logo label. Some copies of the single were defective, skipping at one point and sounding like "Cold Tea." Issued with a black "x-ray" picture sleeve that has been widely counterfeited. The PS was rare before 1981, when numerous copies were discovered.

1814 Everything's All Right/I Want to Thank You Billy Preston Billy's newest single, not issued with a picture sleeve this time.

1815 Come and Get It/Rock of All Ages Badfinger Some copies have the Capitol logo label. This was Badfinger's first monster hit, written and produced by Paul McCartney and from the upcoming film "The Magic Christian."

1816 Temma Harbour/Lontano Dagli Occhi Mary Hopkin Mary's next, issued with a white PS depicting Mary wearing a floppy hat. This is a mono single.

1817 All That I've Got/As I Get Older Billy Preston Billy didn't have much success with this record or the album it comes from. First pressings credit the publisher as Capitol Music. Later copies correctly show Apple Music. Issued with a black PS showing Billy's face from the side.

P-1818 Instant Karma!/- John Ono Lennon A one-sided promotional single for John's newest release. The b-side label is all black with no writing.

1818 Instant Karma!/Who Has Seen the Wind? John Ono Lennon/Yoko Ono Lennon This single was a hot seller. Some copies have the Capitol logo. Yoko's contribution has some nice poetry to it. Issued with a PS depicting John on one side and Yoko on the other, with newly cut hair.

1819 How the Web Was Woven/(I) Fall Inside Your Eyes Jackie Lomax Issued with a picture sleeve.

2764 Let It Be/You Know My Name The Beatles The b-side is in mono, which most copies note. Stereo had certainly become the norm, though, because an "S" (for stereo) was etched into the matrix and was crossed out on some copies. The single is the George Martin mix of "Let It Be." The single was issued with a PS which resembles the album cover.

PROMO 1970 Dialogue From the Beatles' Motion Picture "Let It Be" The Beatles White label; one sided. The b-side has a blank label and is grooved. Fakes exist which do not have machine stamped symbols in the matrix.

1820 Ain't that Cute/Vaya Con Dios Doris Troy Doris released two singles for Apple. This was the first. Her singing was good even if sales were bad.

1821 Govinda/Govinda Jai Jai Radha Krishna Temple (London) The Radha Krishna Temple releases another spiritual, this time with the Capitol logo and a PS depicting Krishna.

PRO-5013/5014 Govinda/Govinda Jai Jai Radha Krishna Temple (London) The a-side was edited to 3:18 from the regular single's 4:45 on this promo single. This is a mono promo.

SPRO-5067/5068 Govinda/Govinda Features a 3:24 edit and the 4:45 regular version of the song. This song apparently did not suffer from lack of promotion.

2832 Long and Winding Road/For You Blue The Beatles Issued posthumously with PS. Capitol logo copies are tougher to find. Another hit to end the Beatles' collective career.

1822 No Matter What/Carry On Till Tomorrow Badfinger Badfinger's next hit single, featuring songs from their upcoming album, "No Dice."

1823 Que Sera Sera/Fields of St. Etienne Mary Hopkin

1824 Jacob's Ladder/Get Back Doris Troy Doris Troy's last Apple single.

2969/1826 Beaucoups of Blues/Coochy-Coochy Ringo Starr The actual record number is 2969, in the Capitol order, of course. However, Western copies of the blue PS show the catalog number mistakenly as 1826. Can be found with Capitol logo.

1825 Think About Your Children/Heritage Mary Hopkin Mary bounced back right away with this single, which fared better. Issued with a PS.

2995 My Sweet Lord/Isn't It a Pity George Harrison A double-A-side, and what a hit it was. George's first Apple single, first in a string of hits. Issued with a PS.

1826 My Sweet Lord/Little Girl Billy Preston Right on the heels of George's version came Billy Preston's version, sung in his own special style.

1827 Mother/Why John Lennon POB/Yoko Ono John's lament about his mother Julia is the a-side of this mono single. Later copies say 'MONO' on the label. Issued with a rare PS showing the front cover shots to the two Plastic Ono Band albums (John's and Yoko's).

1828 What Is Life?/Apple Scruffs George Harrison Another big hit for George from All Things Must Pass. Issued with a PS.

OYB-1/GM-1 Open Your Box/Greenfield Morning Yoko Ono White label promo. "Made Specially for Yoko Ono" on label. Allegedly, only 6 copies were made. The a-side wound up as Hirake on the Fly album, although it was released in England as the original b-side of "Power to the People".

PRO-6193/6194 Another Day/Oh Woman, Oh Why Paul McCartney A mono promo of Paul's latest hit.

1829 Another Day/Oh Woman, Oh Why Paul McCartney Paul was again proving himself successful. John referred to this song as muzak.

1830 Power to the People/Touch Me John Lennon POB/Yoko Ono POB John's next anthem song. Issued with a cool PS.

1831 It Don't Come Easy/Early 1970 Ringo Starr A chart-topping hit and a commentary on the ex-Beatles situation by the world's greatest drummer. Issued with a PS.

1832 Try Some, Buy Some/Tandoori Chicken Ronnie Spector Ronnie was definitely better with the Ronettes than with this George Harrison tune. George later stripped her vocal from the recording and added his own. Issued with a PS. The L.A. factory had been pressing Apple singles with a star on the a-side since about the time of "Cold Turkey." This was the last Apple single which bore the star.

P-1833 Name of the Game/Name of the Game Badfinger This single is rumored to exist. If it does not exist, then there is no single 1833.

PRO-6240/6241 Sour Milk Sea/(I) Fall Inside Your Eyes Jackie Lomax Mono promo version of the following single.

1834 Sour Milk Sea/(I) Fall Inside Your Eyes Jackie Lomax Two of Jackie's singles were reissued back to back.

1835 God Save Us/Do the Oz Bill Elliot & Elastic Oz Band Issued with PS. This single was written and plugged by John and Yoko in an effort to save the controversial Oz magazine.

1836 Bangla Desh/Deep Blue George Harrison As the lyrics indicate, the song was written to indicate the situation of struggling East Pakistan (Bangla Desh). The live album would come out of this thought.

1837 Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey//Too Many People Paul & Linda McCartney From Paul's new Ram album. Another hit. Promo copies exist with the songs in mono. Single exists as a double-A-side also.

1838 Joi Bangla + 2 Ravi Shankar Issued with PS.

1839 Midsummer New York/Mrs. Lennon Yoko Ono POB A custom label single from Yoko, featuring tracks from her new album, Fly.

1840 Imagine/It's So Hard John Lennon A double-A-side from John's newest album, Imagine. A hot seller, for which John and Yoko made an album video. Later copies of this single have the label green instead of white and sport the saying that begins "All rights reserved."

1841 Day After Day/Money Badfinger Yet another hit from Badfinger, off of their latest album, Straight Up. A white label promo exists.

S45X-47663/47664 Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/Listen, the Snow Is Falling John & Yoko and the POB with the Harlem Community Choir White label, black vinyl promo with APPLE in large letters.

1842 Happy Xmas (War Is Over)/Listen, the Snow Is Falling John & Yoko and the POB with the Harlem Community Choir Green vinyl. Issued with a PS showing the choir. First issues have a custom label showing John's face blending into Yoko's (in stages). Later issues have a regular apple label.

1843 Water, Paper, and Clay/Streets of London Mary Hopkin Although issued later, LA copies of this record have been verified to exist with a star on the a-side.

PRO-6498/SPRO-6499 F is Not a Dirty Word/Ballad of New York City David Peel and the Lower East Side The a-side was edited for promotional use. The version on David's album is NOT edited. The a-side is in mono.

1844 Baby Blue/Flying Badfinger Another hot single by Badfinger. Issued with PS this time. Promo copies have white labels.

1845 Sweet Music/Song of Songs Lon & Derrek VanEaton Their only single from their only Apple album. Issued with PS. They were supposed to have had another single, Sun Song/Mr. Business Man, but this was never pressed, unless as a promo.

1846 This number was never used, but was probably intended for a John and Yoko single: Luck of the Irish/Attica State, from their Some Time in NYC album. It may have been intended also for the following single.

PRO-6545/6546 Hippie From New York City/Ballad of New York City David Peel and the Lower East Side Maybe people would play this if the a-side weren't so controversial? Didn't work. No commercial copies were issued. In fact, Peel had two promo singles on Apple, but no commercial singles.

1847 Give Ireland Back to the Irish/Give...Irish (version) Wings Paul's first attempt to eliminate the Apple from his records' labels. This single featured a custom shamrock label. Issued with a title sleeve (with hole).

1848 Woman Is the Nigger of the World/Sisters, O Sisters John Lennon POB with Elephants Memory and Invisible Strings/Yoko Ono Custom "faces" label. Issued with PS.

1849 Back off Boogaloo/Blindman Ringo Starr Ringo was really getting in to T.Rex at about this time and liked the "boogie" sort of music. "Blindman" refers to a film in which Ringo appeared. The record was released with a blue Apple label, Ringo's color of choice. The PS for the record is slightly different at each of the Capitol factories, coming in black, grey, and matte varieties. Reissued with regular green Apple labels. A white label promo exists.

1850 We're On Our Way/Supersoul Chris Hodge First of two singles for Hodge. This one came with a white PS.

1851 Mary Had a Little Lamb/Little Woman Love Wings Yes, this is the nursery rhyme. Another "Wings" single that wasn't selling up to Beatles standards, even with two videos. The single follows Paul's trend of custom labels. The first issue came in a PS that listed the A-side only. When it was decided that the B-side should also be promoted, it was added to the reverse of the PS. This second sleeve is more rare.

1851 Mary Had a Little Lamb/Little Woman Love Paul McCartney White label promo. Note the change in artist name from "Wings" to "Paul McCartney."

1852 Saturday Night Special/Valse de Soleil Coucher Sundown Playboys This mono single was the only Apple release by the group.

1853 Now or Never/Move on Fast Yoko Ono An "urgent" single from Yoko, with the Lennons' favored white Apple label. With PS depicting massacre.

1853 Now or Never/Move on Fast (?) Yoko Ono Whereas the A-side of the regular single times at 4:05, the promo copy, also on the custom label, times at 3:59. The single doesn't have the P prefix, but the master number has a DJ suffix and the label has promotional markings.

1854 Liberation Special/Madness Elephant's Memory This EM single was issued with a PS depicting the cover to their Apple album. This is a mono single.

1855 Knock Knock, Who's There/International Mary Hopkin Mary was getting ready to leave Apple for good. This was her last single on the label.

1856 This number was never issued but may have been reserved for "Everglade Woman" by Elephant's Memory. Acetate copies of the (unnumbered) single exist.

1857 Hi Hi Hi/C Moon Wings Custom red label, in keeping with Paul's tradition of avoiding the apple. Both are interesting songs. The a-side is a story of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. The b-side is a teenager's analysis of the generation gap.

1858 Goodbye, Sweet Lorraine/Contact Love Chris Hodge It was "goodbye Chris" from the Apple label after this single. Not even a PS.

1859 Death of Samantha/Yang Yang Yoko Ono A regular Apple label for Yoko. Was she going soft?

1860 Reportedly, this number was reserved for the leadoff single from George's new album, Living In the Material World. It was never issued.

1861 My Love/The Mess Paul McCartney and Wings Paul claims top billing and scores. By this time, critics were seriously complaining about Paul's soppy ballads. He was laughing all the way to the bank. Once again, a custom label instead of a regular apple. A white label promo copy exists, which contains a minimal amount of information.

1862 Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)/Miss O'Dell George Harrison George's new single was picked wisely. A big hit for an ex-Beatle in favor with the public. The a-side was, of course, George's plea to God for peace and other things. The b-side is a song written for Chris O'Dell, who worked at Apple. On the 2nd verse, George mistakingly says that "rice" (rather than "night") is "rolling on right up to my front porch." Thinking about this cracks him up. The rest of the song is punctuated with laughter, some spontaneous and some deliber- ate. First issues mistakingly list the b-side time at 2:30 instead of 2:20.

1863 Live and Let Die/I Lie Around Wings Finally, Paul returns to a regular apple label. Oddly, there was no PS for this single, by which Paul proved himself worthy to join the ranks of those privileged enough to write for the Bond films.

1864 Apple of My Eye/Blind Owl Badfinger Badfinger's last Apple album, Ass, was available. This was the last Apple single from one of the hottest bands of the seventies.

1865 Photograph/Down and Out Ringo Starr With help from George, this was another hot hit for Ringo. Issued with a special "star" label. The a-side is also marked with a white star.

1866 This is an unissued number, but was originally planned for a George Harrison single, Don't Let Me Wait Too Long.

1867 Woman Power/Men Men Men Yoko Ono A single from Yoko's most feminist album, Feeling the Space.

P-1867 Woman Power/Woman Power Yoko Ono A mono/stereo promo. The mono side is edited to 3:25 from the usual 4:45.

1868 Mind Games/Meat City John Lennon John's first single in what for him was a long time. Issued with PS. The a-side is an optimistic look at relationship struggles (perhaps with Yoko?). The b-side is a solid rocker with a secret message saying, "Check the album." The album message was different.

1869 Helen Wheels/Country Dreamer Paul McCartney & Wings This was promoted from the start as a double-A- side, although the b-side is a "sliced" apple. The A-side was a hot enough hit that Capitol decided to include it as a bonus track on the Band on the Run album.

PRO-6787/S45-X-48170 Country Dreamer/Country Dreamer Paul McCartney & Wings In addition to the usual stereo/mono promo of the a-side, P-1869 (with mono number PRO- 6786), Capitol/Apple issued this promo of the b-side as well. Acetates are numerous listing the b-side only, so this must have been thought of as a song with hit potential.

1870 You're Sixteen/Devil Woman Ringo Starr The second single off of Starr's hot "Ringo" album, this one being the cover of a fifties standard. Again on the custom 'star' label, this single too fared well. Issued with a blue PS featuring "Ringo". The single was reissued with regular apple labels. These are harder to find than the original.

1871 Jet/Mamunia Paul McCartney & Wings Leadoff single from Paul's most sucessful Apple album, recorded in Lagos, Nigeria. Some copies of the single feature an incorrect intro time. Others feature an incorrect total time as well. The correct total time for the a-side is 4:08.

P-1871 Jet/Jet Paul McCartney & Wings This mono/stereo promo has the mono side edited to 2:49.

1871 Jet/Let Me Roll It Paul McCartney & Wings The a-side label was corrected and a new b-side chosen. This version appears to be more common than the "Mamunia" issue, but not by much.

1872 Oh My My/Step Lightly Ringo Starr A third single from the Ringo album! This one fared well, too. Can be found with the "star" label or a regular apple label.

P-1872 Oh My My/Oh My My Ringo Starr This mono/stereo single has the mono side edited to 3:15 from 3:39.

1873 Band on the Run/Nineteen Hundred & Eighty Five Paul McCartney & Wings The second (or third) single for Paul from the BOTR album, this time the title track, which is a fantasy commentary on the real life court deliberations involving the ex-Beatles. The A-side length is 5:09.

P-1873 Band on the Run/Band on the Run Paul McCartney & Wings Mono/stereo promo with the mono side edited to 3:50.

P-1873 Band on the Run/Band on the Run Paul McCartney & Wings Mono/stereo promo with BOTH sides edited to 3:50.

1874 Whatever Gets You Through The Night/Beef Jerky John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Nuclear Band Elton John's influence is obvious on this single, which was John's first #1.

MBRF-55551 Decade The Beatles & solo This promo single has a plain white label and nowhere indicates that it was pressed by Capitol or Apple, although the radio spots themselves indicate that the Beatles catalog is available "on Capitol and Apple records and tapes." The single is one-sided and contains two radio spots to promote the entire Beatles/solo catalog. The "Decade" referred to is 1964-1974. This single has been counterfeited.

1875 Junior's Farm/Sally G Paul McCartney & Wings Another double-A-side from Paul, not on any album.

P-1875 Junior's Farm/Junior's Farm Paul McCartney & Wings Mono/stereo promo with the mono side edited to 3:03.

P-1875 Sally G/Sally G Paul McCartney & Wings Mono/stereo promo of the b-side, issued at the same time as the above promo. The two promos illustrate that Capitol skipped the 7000's in its (S)PRO series. The mono side of the above is 6999; the mono side of this promo is PRO-8000.

1876 Only You/Call Me Ringo Starr Another Ringo Starr hit. When would it end? This time, Ringo gets from Harry Nilsson. This song features back- ward secret messages. Can you hear Harry (backward) saying, "Money, money..."? The single was issued with a PS of a blow-up of the cover to Ringo's newest album. Can be found with a "universe" label or a regular apple.

1877 Dark Horse/I Don't Care Anymore George Harrison The song that was to define George's new label. It was issued with a plain white label and then a custom "face" label, in blue and white. There was also a PS, although the sleeve (which features the lyrics) is difficult to find.

P-1877 Dark Horse/Dark Horse George Harrison Mono/stereo promo with the mono side trimmed to 2:48. This promo was issued later than the regular mono/ stereo promo which has the mono side at 3:52. There is also mention of the album on the label. Issued about 3 months after the single came out.

1878 #9 Dream/What You Got John Lennon The second hit from Walls and Bridges. This one focuses on John's and Yoko's 'lucky number.' A double A-side. The a-side time is 4:44.

P-1878 What You Got/What You Got John Lennon Mono/stereo promo for the b-side. The mono number is PRO-8030.

P-1878 #9 Dream/#9 Dream John Lennon Mono/stereo promo with BOTH sides edited to 2:58, which was better suited for radio. The stereo master number is SPRO-8035

1879 Ding Dong; Ding Dong/Hari's On Tour (Express) George Harrison A new years single issued in late February. Issued with a custom "face" label and a title sleeve.

P-1879 Ding Dong; Ding Dong/Ding Dong; Ding Dong George Harrison Mono/stereo promo with both sides edited to 3:12.

1880 No No Song/Snookeroo Ringo Starr Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson clown around on another Ringo single, which is really quite good. Universe label. Stereo/stereo and mono/mono promos exist with white labels.

1881 Stand By Me/Move Over Ms. L John Lennon First (last?) single for John from his album of oldies. The non-l.p. b-side is terrific.

1882 It's All Down to Goodnight Vienna/Oo-Wee Ringo Starr Not truly a double-A-side, although promo singles of each side were issued. Perhaps a double b-side. Issued with the "universe" label and a PS depicting Ringo sitting on a star made of stars. The single version is atypically longer than the l.p. version. This was Ringo's last Apple single.

P-1882 Oo-Wee/Oo-Wee Ringo Starr Mono/stereo promo of the b-side, issued at the same time as the promo for the a-side.

1883 Ain't That a Shame/Slippin' and Slidin John Lennon This single was never issued, but mono/stereo promos of each side were sent to radio stations. Each of these is a rare item. John's last single for five years.

1884 You/World of Stone George Harrison Paul had left Apple for Capitol. John had retired. Ringo had recorded his last for Apple. The custom label for this single and the Extra Texture album is a custom label featuring an apple core. Issued with a PS, Apple's last, promoting the album.

1885 This Guitar/Maya Love George Harrison This last original Apple single, issued five years to the day before John Lennon's murder, failed to chart. A feeble end for a label with fine aspirations.

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