The first flurry of activity occurred on August 10th, when Vee-Jay re-released the following four singles (two of which had originally appeared on its subsidiary label Tollie Records):
Please Please Me b/w From Me to You
Twist and Shout b/w There's a Place
Do You Want to Know a Secret b/w Thank You Girl
Love Me Do b/w P.S. I Love You
Fans seemed to have had enough of this older material as all four of these singles failed to even chart at this time. Unfazed, the label made plans to re-release Introducing...the Beatles under various guises. The album had been a great success for Vee-Jay despite the legal entanglements with Capitol Records earlier in the year. In fact, when the Beatles appeared at the Hollywood Bowl on August 23rd, Vee-Jay presented the group with a Gold Record award for sales of 1.3 million units.
On October 10th, just before Vee-Jay's rights expired, it also reissued Jolly What! The Beatles and Frank Ifield on Stage with a new cover depicting the Beatles as pictured at the top of this entry. If the information in the Wikipedia article about this album is correct, less than one hundred copies were pressed, making this an extremely rare item and one of the most valuable for collectors.
Thus ended the Fab Four's association with the tiny, troubled label that had taken a chance on them and attempted to introduce them to the American market when no others would in early 1963. From this point forward, Capitol Records would handle all future releases of the official Beatles catalog in the USA.