The Ballad Of John And Yoko • Beatles US single

USA vinyl single The Ballad Of John And Yoko b/w Old Brown Shoe

‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’ USA single – front cover
Front cover
‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’ USA single – back cover
Back cover
‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’ USA single – Apple record label
Record label
  • Label: Apple 2531 STEREO
  • Released: 4th June 1969
  • Sales figures: over 1 million; Certified Gold – 16th June 1969
  • Peak position for ‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’:
    Billboard – #8;
    Cashbox – #10;
    Record World – #7
  • Weeks in chart: 9 – from 14th June 1969
  • Peak position for ‘Old Brown Shoe’:
    Billboard – Didn’t enter;
    Cashbox – Didn’t enter;
    Record World – Didn’t enter

This was released less than a month after ‘Get Back’ came out, and part of the reason it did so badly (it only reached number eight) was because ‘Get Back’ was still riding high at No.1.

The other reason that it did so badly was because of the word “Christ” in the chorus. With America being so much more religious than Britain, and coming so soon after John’s ‘Jesus’ comment in ’66, Apple came under considerable pressure to bleep it out. Various radio stations up and down the country either banned it, or resorted to playing the B-side instead, further denting its sales.

How do you rate The Beatles’ single ‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’?
Terrible Poor Below average Average Good Superb

> Talk about ‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’ single in the forum

USA CD single (Re-release) The Ballad Of John And Yoko b/w Old Brown Shoe

‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’ USA single – CD box front
Front of box
‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’ USA single – CD box back
Back of box
  • Label: C3 44313 2
  • Released: 26th July 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.

How do you rate The Beatles’ single ‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’?
Terrible Poor Below average Average Good Superb

> Talk about CD re-release in the forum

USA CD single (Re-release) The Ballad Of John And Yoko b/w Old Brown Shoe

‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’ USA single – CD front cover
Front cover
‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’ USA single – back cover
Back cover
  • Label: CD 15915
  • Released: 10th November 1992

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

How do you rate The Beatles’ single ‘The Ballad Of John And Yoko’?
Terrible Poor Below average Average Good Superb

> Talk about CD re-release in the forum



 
USA singles 1962My BonnieUSA singles 1963Please Please Me From Me To You She Loves You I Want To Hold Your HandUSA singles 1964Twist And Shout Cant Buy Me Love Do You Want To Know A Secret Why Love Me Do Sie Liebt Dich Sweet Georgia Brown Aint She Sweet A Hard Days Night And I Love Her Ill Cry Instead Matchbox I Feel FineUSA singles 1965Eight Days A Week Ticket To Ride Help! Yesterday Boys Roll Over Beethoven We Can Work It Out / Day TripperUSA singles 1966Nowhere Man Paperback Writer Yellow SubmarineUSA singles 1967Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane All You Need Is Love Hello, GoodbyeUSA singles 1968Lady Madonna Hey JudeUSA singles 1969Get BackThe Ballad Of John And YokoSomethingUSA singles 1970Let It Be The Long And Winding RoadUSA singles 1976Got To Get You Into My Life Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-DaUSA singles 1978Sgt. Pepper MedleyUSA singles 1982Movie MedleyUSA singles 1992The Single CollectionUSA singles 1995Baby Its You Free As A BirdUSA singles 1996Real Love
Beatles-discography.com is not affiliated with or approved by The Beatles, Apple, MPL, EMI or Capitol Records.
Original content Copyright © 2017 Craig Cross / Beatles-discography.com. All rights reserved.
No part of this website may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form without the prior written permission of the author.
Admin