Introducing… The Beatles is the first Beatles album released in the United States. It
was originally scheduled for a July 22, 1963 release, but didn’t come out until the
following year on January 10, 1964, ten days before Capital’s Meet The Beatles
album. The cancelation was due to a management shake-up at Vee-Jay, which
included the resignation of the labels president over gambling debts and other
legal issues. Vee-Jay was ultimately permitted to sell the album until late 1964,
at which time it had sold more that 1.3 million copies.
Autographed copy of the Vee-Jay album selling for $6,000.