Mini Beatles Turntable Unveiled for Record Store Day

Via the news release:

Crosley Radio is teaming up with Apple Corps Ltd. & Bravado to release a limited-edition product, the 1964 Beatles Mini 3 Inch Turntable, in celebration of the 60th anniversary of the band’s first American concert tour. 

As a part of Crosley’s ongoing collaboration as a founding sponsor of Record Store Day, this exclusive turntable will be available at participating record stores across the country on this year’s Record Store Day, April 20th, 2024. The deal was brokered by Bravado, The Beatles North American licensing agent.

The 1964 Beatles Mini Record Player pays homage to The Beatles' first ever American performance on the Ed Sullivan Show which was viewed by a then record setting audience of 75 million people and kicked off the arrival of Beatlemania in the United States. The following summer they returned to the States and embarked on First American Tour.

“This has been such an exciting project to see come to fruition with our long-time partners Crosley Radio and Record Store Day,” said Vice President of Licensing at Bravado Joe Marziotto. 

“Creating this package that enabled us to bundle Crosley’s 3” turntable along with the some of the first songs the band played on the Ed Sullivan Show including ‘I Want to Hold Your Hand,’ ‘Till There Was You,’ ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ and ‘She Loves You’ that will be sought out by fans and collectors of all ages.”

This Record Store Day exclusive is not just a tribute; it's a fully functional piece of audio equipment that is sure to please any music enthusiast.

It’s equipped with:

  • Ability to stream vinyl via external speakers with the built-in Bluetooth transmitter
  • Pre-mounted AT3600L moving magnet cartridge
  • Full-size turntable features like adjustable pitch control, a clear dust cover, headphone jack, and post adapters for large-hole records.
  • Aux output with RCA conversion cable included
  • Four 3-inch Beatles releases with unique, collectible artwork
  • Matching record carrying case that can hold up to ten 3-inch records
In addition to The Beatles Mini 3 Inch Turntable with the four songs performed on Ed Sullivan, the same individual titles will be available separately in a limited-release vinyl pressing in the 3-inch format, allowing for current Beatles collectors a chance to own these unique releases.

“Crosley is so proud to be a founding sponsor of Record Store Day and a supporter of independent record stores,” said Crosley Radio President Keith Starr. “We love to create unique products that can make each year something special for music fans, and we are more than excited to finally share the 1964 Beatles Mini Record Player with everyone.”

To find a participating Record Store Day location, visit