|Got To Get You Into My Life
|Country of Origin
|31st May 1976
|U.S. Chart Detail :
|The Beatles 45th American single release !
Interest in the Beatles "White Album" had been rekindled by the T.V. dramatisation of the Charles Manson murder trials of 1969. The two part film "Helter Skelter" featured several tunes from the white album including (of course) "Helter Skelter". Because of the film's popularity Capitol rushed to radio stations a special limited edition DJ single (P 4274) of Helter Skelter on 30th April 1976, but for the commercial release relegated it to the B-side, preferring "Got To Get You Into My Life" as the A-side, as Capitol rightly felt that exploiting the Manson case would not be the best way to get a hit single.
And a hit it was.
My copy pictured above is a First edition, which can be identified by the fact that the name of George Martin does NOT
appear on the label.
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