Ballad Of John and Yoko

There is no info for this specific disc but it can be assumed the mix is the same as the original single (which featured the full drum beat ending).

All the work for this song was done in one day. It seems likely this acetate comes from that day


RECORDING HISTORY:

recorded
14 April 1969
E91380 8T
(TK1-TK11)

mixed
14 April 1969
E91381
(FROM 8T TK10) (RS1-RS5)

compiled
30 May 1969
TL28865





A Note Written By John Lennon To Tony Bramwell Regarding The Release of The Ballad of John and Yoko.

This item was recently auctioned.
I no longer have the specific info.

While Tony Bramwell was the head of promotion for Apple Records in the late 60's, he received this note from John Lennon. Obviously, John was very aware of the possible ramifications due to the lyrics to the song, particularly after the problems he had due to his "Christ" statement in 1966. The page measures 8" X 10" and is nicely matted and framed with a 45 rpm record of the song. This note appears in Mark Lewisohn's acclaimed book The Complete Beatles Chronicle, on page 319. An important piece of correspondence, which shows the awareness John had of the interpretation of his lyrics. Written as a Beatle, about a Beatles song....$10,000


Recording Sheet


AUCTION DESCRIPTION:

Beatles 69 BALLAD OF JOHN &YOKO
TEST PRESS 45
NEAR MINT AND ULTRA RARE !

Item number: 3384342000
Winning bid: US $350.00 (Reserve met)
Ended: Feb-12-04 19:45:00 PST
History: 18 bids (US $9.00 starting bid)
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
United States /Phoenix

ABSOLUTELY ONE OF THE RAREST TEST PRESSINGS TO EVER FIND IS AN ORIGINAL GROUP TITLE ISSUED WHILE THE BAND WAS STILL TOGETHER! THEY DIDN'T MAKE TEST PRESSINGS FOR EVERY BEATLES SONG, SO THE ONES THAT DO EXIST ARE INCREDIBLY RARE! THIS ONE IS THE ORIGINAL WHITE LABEL TEST PRESSING FOR THEIR CLASSIC "BALLAD OF JOHN AND YOKO/Old Brown Shoe" 45 (Apple 2531). THIS ONE WAS PRESSEDN IN 1969. YOU WON'T GET A CHANCE TO OFTEN TO GRAB ONE OF THESE SO HERE'S YOUR CHANCE TO GET A BONAFIDE ORIGINAL ISSUE! ALL WHITE LABELS WITH THE TITLES HAND WRITTEN IN IS THE STANDARD PROCEDURE FOR TP RECORDS OF THE TIME. VINYL IS NEAR MINT! LABELS ARE NEAR MINT TOO WITH THE APPROPRIATE INFO. WRITTEN IN! IF YOU'RE INTO THE REALLY RARE BEATLES RECORDS, OR IF YOU JUST WOULD LIKE ONE EXAMPLE OF AN ORIGINAL BEATLES TEST PRESSING 45, HERE'S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY! SIMPLY STUNNING! CHECK OUT THE PICTURES!