This Guitar (Can’t Keep From Crying) / Maya Love 7″ Single


UK Release Date 6 February 1976
UK Catalogue Number Apple R 6012
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) Failed to chart
Peak UK Chart Position
Lowest Matrix Numbers 7YCE 21781-3U / 7YCE 21782-4U


Released on 6 February 1976 in the UK and two months earlier on 8 December 1975 in the US, the “son of Guitar Gently Weeps”, as George called it, failed to chart in either country. It was the very last single issued on the original Apple label and also the first single by an ex Beatle to not chart in the US.

The track was written in response to the poor reviews his late 1974 North American Tour received from the press, especially from Rolling Stone magazine who were particularly nasty when reporting on the tour and the Dark Horse album, and get name checked in the lyrics. Recording took place at the A&M Sudios in LA between April and June 1975 and amongst the contributing musicians are Jesse Ed Davis, Jim Keltner and Gary Wright.

The pictures below are of my push out centre first press copy (there were no solid centre copies) which has the matrix numbers 7YCE 21781-3U and 7YCE 21782-4U. It also has A PORKY PRIME CUT hand etched into the A side run off and ONOTHIMAGEN YERRMZ LA! hand etched into the B side run off – both left by George Peckham, the vinyl cutter known as Porky. The record is in excellent plus condition, both visually and playing wise, and is housed in a plain black sleeve (there was no picture sleeve with this release). Probably the hardest one of George’s UK singles to get hold of.

Estimated Value : £20 – £30



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