THE BEATLES MONTHLY BOOK
PUBLISHED BY BEAT PUBLICATIONS LTD; LONDON
ORIGINAL 1960'S EDITIONS
 
   
 

"The Beatles Book" (also known as "THE Beatles Monthly") was founded in 1963. It was first published in August 1963 and continued for 77 editions until it stopped publication FOLLOWING the December 1969 edition. It was revived in 1976, and ceased publication in 2003.

In early 1963, a publisher, Sean O’Mahony, (who already published a magazine about the music scene called "Beat Instrumental") heard "Please Please Me" and asked Brian Epstein if he could publish a magazine devoted to The Beatles. Epstein and the group agreed and the title launched in August 1963 with a print run of 80,000. By the end of the year circulation had grown to 330,000 copies per month. O’Mahony edited the magazine under the name of Johnny Dean.

The magazine’s photographer, Leslie Bryce, had unrivalled access to the group throughout the 1960s, traveling the world and taking thousands of photographs. In addition, Beatles roadies Neil Aspinall and Mal Evans wrote many of the articles, and artist Bob Gibson created numerous cartoons and caricatures of the fab four on a regular basis. (He eventually did the cartoons for the Beatles' 1967 "Magical Mystery Tour" EP-set/US-album booklet.)

In May 1976, O’Mahony revived the publication and republished all 77 original issues surrounded by eight (later sixteen) pages of new Beatles news and articles. The reissue program was completed in September 1982, coincidentally at a time when interest in the band was high due to the impending twentieth anniversary of "Love Me Do". Consequently the decision was taken to continue the magazine with all new content. Publication continued until January 2003 (Issue 321) when it once again ceased.

 
   
 

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  NO. 1
AUGUST 1963

THE PREMIERE ISSUE

HERE IS THE ORIGINAL, AUGUST 1963 PREMIERE ISSUE - NUMBER ONE - OF THE LEGENDARY "BEATLES MONTHLY BOOK" MAGAZINE. THIS EDITION IS THE MOST DIFFICULT ONE TO ACQUIRE AND THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER BY COLLECTORS.  THERE WOULD BE 76 ADDITIONAL ORIGINAL EDITIONS THAT WOULD FOLLOW, BUT IT ALL BEGAN WITH THIS PREMIERE ISSUE.

MEASURING 8¼" X 6", THE CONDITION IS A BEAUTIFUL NEAR MINT MINUS ON THE COVER WITH MINIMAL HANDLING AND A TOUCH OF WEAR TO THE BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER. THE INTERIOR PAGES ARE AN ABSOLUTE NEAR MINT. ALL THE PAGES ARE INTACT AND THE BINDING HAS VERY TIGHT STAPLES. WHEN ATTEMPTING TO OPEN THE BOOK, THE PAGES REMAIN STIFF WITH AN "AS NEW" FEELING TO IT. IT HAS 28 PAGES INCLUDING THE COVER.

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES WE'VE OFFERED OF THE NUMBER ONE PREMIERE EDITION.

CONDITION: NM- (COVER) / NM (PAGES)
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    NO. 20
MARCH 1965


CONDITION: NM
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    NO. 21
APRIL 1965


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    NO. 22
MAY 1965


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SMALL NUMBERS HANDWRITTEN IN THE "B" IN WORD 'BEATLES' ON FRONT COVER IS ONLY FLAW, OTHERWISE NEAR MINT THROUGHOUT.

 
   
    NO. 23
JUNE 1965


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    NO. 27
OCTOBER 1965


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    NO. 28
NOVEMBER 1965


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    NO. 32
MARCH 1966


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    NO. 38
SEPTEMBER 1966


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    NO. 39
OCTOBER 1966


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    NO. 40
NOVEMBER 1966


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    NO. 41
DECEMBER 1966


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    NO. 42
JANUARY 1967


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    NO. 43
FEBRUARY 1967


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    NO. 44
MARCH 1967


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    NO. 45
APRIL 1967


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    NO. 46
MAY 1967


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  NO. 47
JUNE 1967

"SGT. PEPPER SPECIAL" EDITION

LIGHT CREASE IN UPPER LEFT CORNER ON FRONT COVER AND IDENTICAL LIGHT CREASE ON UPPER RIGHT CORNER ON BACK COVER IS ONLY FLAW, OTHERWISE BEAUTIFUL NEAR MINT THROUGHOUT.

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  NO. 47
JUNE 1967

"SGT. PEPPER SPECIAL" EDITION

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    NO. 48
JULY 1967


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    NO. 49
AUGUST 1967


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    NO. 50
SEPTEMBER 1967


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    NO. 51
OCTOBER 1967


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    NO. 52
NOVEMBER 1967


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    NO. 53
DECEMBER 1967


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    NO. 54
JANUARY 1968


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    NO. 55
FEBRUARY 1968


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    NO. 56
MARCH 1968


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    NO. 57
APRIL 1968


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    NO. 58
MAY 1968


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    NO. 59
JUNE 1968


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    NO. 60
JULY 1968


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    NO. 61
AUGUST 1968


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    NO. 62
SEPTEMBER 1968


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    NO. 63
OCTOBER 1968


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    NO. 64
NOVEMBER 1968


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    NO. 65
DECEMBER 1968


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    NO. 66
JANUARY 1969


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    NO. 67
FEBRUARY 1969


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    NO. 68
MARCH 1969


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    NO. 69
APRIL 1969


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    NO. 70
MAY 1969


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    NO. 71
JUNE 1969


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JULY 1969


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    NO. 73
AUGUST 1969


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    NO. 74
SEPTEMBER 1969


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    NO. 75
OCTOBER1969


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    NO. 76
NOVEMBER 1969


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    NO. 77
DECEMBER 1969

THE FINAL ORIGINAL PUBLISHED EDITION

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  THE BEATLES MONTHLY BOOK
PUBLISHED BY BEAT PUBLICATIONS LTD; LONDON
THE REPRINT EDITIONS
 
   
    OCTOBER 1985

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    APRIL 2001

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