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On June 6, 1968, while Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were recording “Don’t Pass Me By” at EMI Studios, BBC Radio 1’s Kenny Everett was in the studio to interview John Lennon. Paul, Ringo and George Harrison soon joined, and together they recorded some sung jingled for a new BBC Radio 1 show.
The interview was released as 7″ vinyl disc by Apple for promotional use in Italy, under the name “Una Sensazionale Intervista Dei Beatles“. It was part of a set of four 7″ discs, the other discs featuring work from some other Apple artists (Mary Hopkins, Jackie Lomax, The Iveys). From Discogs:
Italian Promotional Edition. Some copies were given away in a competition to promote Apple Records.
Issued in a double gatefold card sleeve with custom graphics containing four singles: An exclusive Beatles interview (in English) and three ordinary edition Apple singles from the label’s artist roster. These singles are identical to the regular releases except for the pictures which have been incorporated to the inside gatefold artwork. A metallic stud-hole is punched through the top left of the sleeve, supposedly to hang it up on display.