Paperback Writer • Beatles US single

USA vinyl single Paperback Writer b/w Rain

‘Paperback Writer’ USA single – front cover
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‘Paperback Writer’ USA single – back cover
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‘Paperback Writer’ USA single – Capitol record label
Record label
  • Label: Capitol 5651 MONO
  • Released: 30th May 1966
  • Sales figures: after 1 week – ¾ million; after 5 weeks – over 1 million; Certified Gold – 14th July 1966
  • Peak position for ‘Paperback Writer’:
    Billboard – #1;
    Cashbox – #1;
    Record World – #1
  • Weeks at No.1: 2 – one week from 25th June 1966, and one week 8th July 1966
  • Weeks in chart: 10 – from 11th June 1966
  • Peak position for ‘Rain’:
    Billboard – #23;
    Cashbox – #31;
    Record World – #28
  • Weeks in chart: 7 – from 11th June 1966

This staved off competition from Frank Sinatra’s ‘Strangers In The Night’ and the Rolling Stones’ ‘Paint It Black’ before finally succumbing to The Troggs’ ‘Wild Thing’.

The cover photo is a bit bizarre because it flips the pictures of John and George around, so it looks like they’re strumming with the wrong hand.

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USA CD single (Re-release) Paperback Writer b/w Rain

‘Paperback Writer’ USA single – CD box front
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‘Paperback Writer’ USA single – CD box back
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  • Label: C3 44310 2
  • Released: 30th August 1989

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) Paperback Writer b/w Rain

‘Paperback Writer’ USA single – CD front cover
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‘Paperback Writer’ USA single – back cover
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  • Label: CD 15912
  • Released: 10th November 1992

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

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