THE BEATLES ‘HOT AS THE SUN’ OG-593 / 614 … “LIVE IN OKLAHOMA 1965” … “No, it’s not.” plus “The Beatles Album No One Will Ever Hear”

Beatles Hot As The SunThe two best quality images I could find.

Beatles Hot As The Sun 2

Text on front says:


Indluding LIVE ! In Oklahoma, 1965

From N.B.C. TV Track.


Side A.  The Beatles at EMI Studio 1968

             You Really Gotta Hold On Me: Song For Lenny.

             Strawberry (Lane?): With Special Interview.

Side B.  The Beatles LIVE In Oklahoma 1965, TV Track.

I Want To Hold Your Hand: Roll Over Beethoven

              If I Fell: Boys:  A Hard Day’s Night:  Twist & Shout

              You Can’t Do That: Long Tall Sally:

              From N.B.C. TV Track 1965


Further writing found elsewhere on the cover: “ADO RECORD NO3” and “1973. Shinjuku record” [at least the second comment added in handwriting by the previous owner found on the copy seen here: at ], however in the book Black Market Beatles by Birkenstadt/Belmo # 593 is also listed under Ado Records. ‘1973’ would confirm my dating of the OG timeline.

OG-593 is supposed to have a printed label and 614 a blank white one.


The start of a number of Beatles compilation albums by OG under their sub label “Ado Records”, offering new recordings (for 1973) with imaginative titles and (two) collage style covers – this one and Dawn Of Our Innocence. It reminds me of what Contraband had started doing in 1972 with compilation jobs such as the never released Mary Jane.

Pretty much unknown in the West until it’s inclusion in the book mentioned above [unless it was in Reinhart’s 1980 book You Can’t Do That ], I have never seen a true track analysis for side A. However, this one is strictly a nostalgic item and the attempt at passing off side B. for something it clearly was not, relegated it to something of a novelty item. Still, it’s rare, hardly ever seen – may never even have been offered on eBay, hardly anyone owns a copy and it commands quite a price.

In regards to actual content, what we know is that “You Really Got A Hold On Me” is from the Get Back Sessions; the 1968 interview is with Kenny Everett and may just be the one taken from this Italy-only Apple promo single:

Beatles una sensazionale 4

The live tracks on side B. are of course from 1964, not 1965 and it’s parts of the Hollywood Bowl performance.

Oklahoma!?!How did this happen? …


Finally, it should be noted that HOT AS THE SUN preceded Contraband’s 1975 double album hot as sun .

Naming these bootleg albums Hot As (The) Sun goes back to a 1970 article in Rolling Stone magazine, which for whatever reason made up a story of stolen Beatles tapes that were supposed to be an album in progress under the working title of that instrumental track from Paul’s first solo album.

Although Paul had played that tune briefly once during the Get Back sessions 9on January 24th and since coincidentally today is also January 24th, that makes it 46 years ago), the inspiration did not come from a bootleg as this brief run through did not see the light of the day until the CD bootleg age (Vigotone’s first Get Back Journals 8 CD box set, to be exact ).


RS HaS 70

  1. Yesdays said:

    I’m sorry I don’t have any insightful history or engaging commentary on these Japanese releases. They were such a rarity in my collecting realm that I’ve actually never even seen images of some of the titles that have been covered on this blog, not to mention the depth of background and information about the releases. The only thing in my collection is a Pink Floyd Giant Barn Dance and a Souped Up Rory Gallagher. Once again, the reading is interesting and very informative. Thanks.

    • Those two titles are on Marc Records. I will get to that label soon. I am happy that the product of my work/obsession is of value to others.

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