STARLINE - The Beach Boys on 45

South Africa

Warner Brothers / Reprise label

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As always, early 70ies singles from the Beach Boys on South African vinyl are hard to find. Like in the U.S.A, saleswise their popularity was waning. What probably also didn't help was the fact that the South African government decided to boycot the Beach Boys to perform in this country, because of the simple fact that two not-so-white South Africans had joined the group...

Be sure to notice that the South Africans also released the Sail On Sailor single twice (as happened in the U.S.).

 

Single

A-side

B-side

     

R21-177: You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone / Cuddle Up

- call it a promo, or a cheap way to promote this single, but it's a unique little addition to this single anyway. A hand-typed info sheet cleverly linking the group to The South African group The Flames. The Dutch charting info is totally incorrect btw (it climbed no higher than #31 in the Dutch Top 40)

     

R21-177: You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone / Cuddle Up

     
R21-177: You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone / Cuddle Up

- note: misprint on A-side

     

R21-179: Marcella / Hold On Dear Brother

     
R21-179: Marcella / Hold On Dear Brother

- note: open centerhole; a rarity as other RSA Warner/Reprise singles usually have a closed hole

     
R21-188: Sail On Sailor / Only With You
     

R21-220: Sail On Sailor / Only With You

   

 

R21-234: Rock And Roll Music / The TM Song