From Me To You • Beatles US single

USA vinyl single From Me To You b/w Thank You Girl

‘From Me To You’ USA single – front cover
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  • Label: Vee Jay VJ 522 MONO
  • Released: 6th May 1963
  • Sales figures: 21,126
  • Peak position:
    Billboard – #116;
    Cashbox – Didn’t enter;
    Record World – Didn’t enter
  • Weeks in chart: 3 – from 3rd August 1963

Capitol weren’t even offered ‘From Me To You’ because under the terms of their agreement on the 10th January 1963, Vee-Jay had first refusal on every Beatles disc for the next five years. They’d blown it!

Vee-Jay’s expectations started out great when it earned Cash Box’s ‘Pick of the week’, but a severe lack of promotion and airplay meant it went the same way as ‘Please Please Me’ three months before – absolutely nowhere.

The American singer Del Shannon fared a little better when he did a cover-version two months later. He was already a big star in the States so his version actually got played on the radio, earning him a spot at No.77. He thus became the first person to get a Lennon/McCartney song inside the American Top 100. Vee-Jay responded by pushing the original …

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USA CD single (Re-release) From Me To You b/w Thank You Girl

‘From Me To You’ USA single – CD box front
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‘From Me To You’ USA single – CD box back
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  • Label: C3 44280 2
  • Released: 30th November 1988

At the end of the 1980s Capitol decided to issue all of The Beatles’ British singles in CD format, in an unusual long box design.

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USA CD single (Re-release) From Me To You b/w Thank You Girl

‘From Me To You’ USA single – CD front cover
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‘From Me To You’ USA single – back cover
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  • Label: CD 15904
  • Released: 10th November 1992

This was issued as part of ‘The Single Collection’ CD box-set.

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