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    The Beatles "Twist and Shout" In-House Tollie Gold Record Award With Hardcover Copy of The Beatles On Vee-Jay. This is a truly rare in-house gold record for the Beatles' "Twist and Shout"/"There's A Place" 7-inch single! And it comes with a recent printout of John Lennon holding a similar copy in his left hand (but not the exact same one). This one is known to possibly be directly from the Vee-Jay office.

    Tollie was a subsidiary of Vee-Jay, the first American label to release any material from the Fab Four. The label's first release was the "Twist and Shout"/"There's A Place" single (catalog number: 9001) in February 1964, the month Beatlemania hit the US hard. The label ceased to exist in the spring of 1965.

    Vee-Jay has a storied history before the Beatles broke through to the US market and after. Their story is told in Bruce Spizer's out of print book, Songs, Pictures and Stories of the Fabulous Beatles Records on Vee-Jay. According to his book, It has been speculated that this release on Tollie was done to sneak out another Beatles single at a time when Vee-Jay was involved in litigation with Capitol Records. This is not the case, however. The decision to release the new single on Tollie was a marketing decision. This lot includes a Fine condition copy of the book in hardcover.

    Award measures 12 ¼" square. The backing paper and hanging wire have been repaired. This is a rare piece indeed and will make a wonderful addition to the collection. Overall, in Near Mint Minus condition with some handling wear. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2021
    16th-18th Friday-Sunday
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