On this day in music history: June 14, 1965 – “Beatles VI”, the seventh US album by The Beatles is released. Produced by George Martin, it is recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London from September 29 – 30, 1964, October 6 -18 and 26, 1964, February 16 – 18, 1965, and May 10, 1965. The album is a US compilation assembled by Capitol Records, featuring seven tracks taken from the UK album “Beatles For Sale”, the non LP B-side “Yes It Is” (flip side of “Ticket To Ride”), three tracks from the UK version of the as yet to be released “Help!” soundtrack (“Tell Me What You See”, “You Like Me Too Much”, and “Dizzy Miss Lizzie”) and a cover of the Larry Williams classic “Bad Boy” recorded specifically for the US market. That song is not released in the UK until December 1966 when it is included on the bands’ hits compilation “A Collection Of Beatles Oldies (But Goldies!)”. The album remains in print until 1987 when it is deleted after the band’s original UK albums are reissued on CD. “Beatles VI” is released on CD for the first time in 2006 as part of the CD box set “The Capitol Albums Volume 2” featuring the original mono and stereo mixes. It is reissued again in January of 2014 both individually and as part of the box set “The Beatles – The US Albums”. “Beatles VI” spends six weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
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