Record Album, "Meet the Beatles!," 1964

Summary

Following up on the popularity of the single, "I Want to Hold Your Hand," Capitol Records released the album "Meet the Beatles!" on January 20, 1964. Despite the fact that VeeJay's "Introducing…the Beatles" was released 10 days earlier, "Meet the Beatles!" reached the top of the pop album chart on February 15, 1964, where it remained for an impressive 11 weeks.

Following up on the popularity of the single, "I Want to Hold Your Hand," Capitol Records released the album "Meet the Beatles!" on January 20, 1964. Despite the fact that VeeJay's "Introducing…the Beatles" was released 10 days earlier, "Meet the Beatles!" reached the top of the pop album chart on February 15, 1964, where it remained for an impressive 11 weeks.

Artifact

Phonograph record

Date Made

1964

Creators

Beatles 

Abbey Road Studios (London, England) 

Capitol Records, Inc. 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England, London 

United States, California, Los Angeles 

Creator Notes

Performed by the Beatles. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios (EMI), London, England. Issued by Capitol Records, Los Angeles, California.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2005.120.3

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Jack T. Ericson

Material

Plastic
Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)

Color

Black (Color)
White (Color)
Blue
Brown

Dimensions

Height: 12.313 in  (cover)

Width: 12.313 in  (cover)

Inscriptions

MEET THE BEATLES! | The First Album by England's Phenomenal Pop Combo | T-2047 | Capitol RECORDS | HIGH FIDELITY [on front cover]

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