The Beatles have definitely set their share of records over the decades, but I swear one of them must be the number of errors you find on their albums and singles. It’s as if the labels were in such a rush to release this stuff that they forgot to have one last look at the final packaging before sending a cherished Beatles product out to the world.
From their very first single, “Love Me Do,” which had the songwriter co-credit listed as “McArtney,” to this latest gaffe, misspelling “REVOLVER” as “REVOLER” on some LP bundles of the 2022 reissue, there’s been a long history of Beatles 45s, album, CDs and cassettes having mistakes on them. Some are relatively common, amazingly, and don’t necessarily fetch a whole lot of dough. Others, however, can net huge cash. If you have any Beatles vinyl in your collection, take a look at the mistakes below and see if you’re in possession of one of these gems. You might have a Beatles album mistake that could net you a bit of cash! An extremely rare copy of The “Love Me Do” with the misspelled “McArtney” sold in 2017 for almost $15,000!
Most of these pieces shown below are taken from the collection of my friend and fellow collector, Charlie Leonard, and several are from my collection. How some of these made it past the record label’s quality control department is a mystery to me! Then again, that’s what makes record collecting so much fun for me – finding gems out there that may or may not be worth a lot monetarily, but have interesting or sentimental value.
Below are some more examples of mistakes, omissions and errors on Beatles records. It’s a partial list as, sadly, there are many more out there. Check your collection – you may have one of these hiding amidst your vinyl or CDs!