Give Peace A Chance / Remember Love 7″ Single

 

UK Release Date 4 July 1969
UK Catalogue Number Apple APPLE 13 / R5795
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) 18 (All releases)
Peak UK Chart Position 2
Lowest Matrix Numbers APPLE 13 A-1 / APPLE 13 B-1

 

Released on 4 July 1969 in the UK and 7 July 1969 in the US, Give Peace A Chance spent three weeks at number 2 in the UK charts during a thirteen week stay whilst it managed to climb to number 14 in the US charts. It spent a further 5 weeks in the UK charts, peaking at number 33, between January and February 1981 following John’s death.

It was recorded on 1 June 1969 in room 1742 of The Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal during John and Yoko’s honeymoon bed-in for peace and was John’s first solo single (though it’s actually credited to The Plastic Ono Band, not John) and the first by any solo Beatle even though The Beatles were yet to split up. Even though it was a solo effort it was still initially credited to Lennon and McCartney as per the pairs long standing agreement of sharing writing credits, and a thank you to Paul for helping him record The Ballad Of John And Yoko, though later releases on compilations etc credited it to John only.

Details of the 6 different copies I own are shown below.

I also have a “Golden 45” single where Give Peace A Chance is paired with Cold Turkey – details can be found here

And I also have a German 12″ single – details are here

First Press, Solid Centre

The pictures below are of my solid centre first press copy which has the matrix numbers APPLE 13 A-1 and APPLE 13 B-1 and also has a KT tax code in the run off. You’ll see that it has the Sold In The UK…. text across the centre which you’ll only find on a first press, it was in July 1969 that this text would stop appearing altogether. The record is in excellent condition, just some occasional very light crackle on the B side which, to be fair, is a very quiet track. The original picture sleeve is also in excellent condition, just some light feathering at the opening and a few small marks.

Estimated Value : £10 – £15

 

First Press, Push Out Centre

The pictures below are of my push out centre first press copy which has the matrix numbers APPLE 13 A-1 and APPLE 13 B-1 and also has a KT tax code in the run off. Like the solid centre above you’ll see that it has the Sold In The UK…. text across the centre which you’ll only find on a first press, it was in July 1969 that this text would stop appearing altogether. The record could probably be described as being in good condition, it plays through with noticable crackle, more so on the quieter B side, and there’s a slight skip right at the end of side 1. It also has a name lightly written on the B side label. It is housed in a plain black sleeve. Despite it’s playing condition these first presses are hard to come by so still quite valuable.

Estimated Value : £5 – £10

Second Press, Solid Centre

The pictures below are of my later, though not by much, pressing which has a solid centre and the matrix numbers APPLE 13 A-1 and APPLE 13 B-1 and also has a KT tax code in the run off. You’ll see that the Sold In The UK…. text no longer appears across the centre. The record is in excellent condition though, again, there is some very light crackle on the quiet B side. The original picture sleeve, which incidentally feels slightly thinner than the first press one above, is in very good to excellent condition – it’s a bit worn around the opening, has 3 or 4 small stains and is wearing ever so slightly at the bottom.

Estimated Value : £10

 

Third Press, Push Out Centre

The pictures below have a variation on the label in that a Parlophone catalogue number R5795 now appears under the Apple catalogue number on the left hand side. It has a push out centre and the matrix numbers APPLE 13 A-1 and APPLE 13 B-1 and also has a KT tax code in the run off. Again, the Sold In The UK…. text no longer appears across the centre. As per the above two copies the record plays excellent though light crackle can be heard on the quiet B side. It is housed in a plain Apple sleeve which is in very good condition

Estimated Value : £5 – £10

 

Third Press, Solid Centre

Same as copy #3 the copy below has a Parlophone catalogue number R5795 under the Apple catalogue number on the left hand side. The only difference is that this copy has a solid centre – it has the same matrix numbers APPLE 13 A-1 and APPLE 13 B-1 and also has a KT tax code in the run off. Again, the Sold In The UK…. text no longer appears across the centre. As per the above three copies the record plays excellent though light crackle can be heard on the quiet B side. It is housed in a plain Apple sleeve which is in good condition.

Estimated Value : £5 – £10

 

Early Eighties (?) Press

The pictures below are of my early eighties pressing (I think) which has a lighter green apple and a small noticable rim around the spindle hole (noticable more on the B side). It has a push out centre and the same matrix numbers APPLE 13 A-1 and APPLE 13 B-1 and also the KT tax code in the run off. Again, the Sold In The UK…. text no longer appears across the centre. This copy, like the others, plays excellent though light crackle and a couple of light ticks, can be heard on the quiet B side. It is housed in a plain black sleeve which is in excellent condition.

Estimated Value : £5

 

 

 

 

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