521 LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA
522 BATTLE (error, record matrix = 512)
523 FOREST HILLS TENNIS STADIUM
525 SWEDEN 1963
JL 521: THE BEATLES – LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA
In (early) 1970, the second ever vinyl bootleg of a Beatles performance was created when someone came into possession of a radio broadcast reel to reel on the east coast and produced the ‘Great White Wonder equivalent’ of a Beatles concert recording.
ALIVE AT LAST
Matrix: 1001 A / B
IN CONCERT AT WHISKEY FLAT
Ken & Dub got a hold of the east coast release and quickly copied it. They were not shy in announcing who the artist was in their version of the title stamp. As there was no clue on the recording which concert this was, they just made up a name and location in jest.
” … July 1970 – plain white label, colored vinyl, OPD 19 / OPD 67 matrix – copy of an East Coast bootleg”. [TMOQ wiki on the record collectors guild website (now sadly removed)]
As I have only seen this title with 1 / 2 labels and these weren’t introduced by (pre-)TMOQ until March/Spring 1971, I doubt the date given by the TMOQ wiki of July 1970.
Much later, the recording was identified as probably coming from a broadcast by Philadelphia radio station WIBG-AM (known as “Wibbage”) but positively identified as the 02 September 1964 concert at Philadelphia’s Convention Hall.
On the West coast, the team that ended up becoming Berkeley Records and were in their early days known as White Cover Folks (WCF) also issued their own version and the first one with a slip sheet (with an image brazenly copied from the fan club Beatles’ Christmas Album) in 1971.
LIVE CONCERT AT WISKEY FLATS
Matrix: 510-A-X / 510-B-X
Also exists with blank white labels and insert in different color shades (for example, red).
In the second half of 1972, Contraband then copied this release as CBM 3552 under a slightly changed title and brought it back to the East coast.
LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA
First editions (?) came with a unique ‘two-tone’ color design and wording – who are the Kyoto Klucks? – , unlike any other I have ever come across for CBM.
Alternative labels found with this title:
In late 1975/early 1976, for a reissue on the King Kong sub-label, the folks at Contraband thought they knew the real location for this recording – someone may have pointed out that the Beatles did not play in Atlanta until 1965 – and in a rare move, they added a correction to the slip sheet (which was still incorrect):
LIVE CONCERT ATLANTA (which really is HOLLYWOOD BOWL SECOND SHOW)
Matrix: RI-3552 A/B
THE BEATLES LIVE (TPL 3032 A/B)
Another rare Japanese bootleg claiming to contain Atlanta material is this one. This was produced around 1975, based on the one other release found by this label (see below).
From the auction text: “BEATLES-LIVE (LP), JAPANESE PRESSING LP, INCLUDES 2 LIVE SHOW + BONUS, TPL-3032 SIDE A : LIVE IN ATLANTA” 1. TWIST AND SHOUT 2. YOU CAN’T DO THAT 3. ALL MY LOVING 4. SHE LOVES YOU 5. THINGS WE SAID TODAY 6. CAN’T BUY ME LOVE 7. IF I FELL 8. I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND 9 BOYS
The other TPL release: The rarest Japanese Pink Floyd bootleg titled LIVE as well, matrix: TPL3003 A/B
Dated as a 1975 release on floydboots.com and containing five performances from their June 1971 Hakone appearance in excellent quality.
JL 522: The ROLLING STONES / The BEATLES – BATTLE
The matrix images can be found under the JL 512 entry.
JL 523: The BEATLES – FOREST HILLS TENNIS STADIUM
Copied J. Fish designed Instant Analysis labels.
JL 524 is unknown at this time.
JL 525: The BEATLES – SWEDEN 1963