Lot 58

The Beatles | Band-Signed "Please, Please Me" Record Album
The Beatles | Band-Signed "Please, Please Me" Record Album
The Beatles | Band-Signed "Please, Please Me" Record Album
The Beatles | Band-Signed "Please, Please Me" Record Album
The Beatles | Band-Signed "Please, Please Me" Record Album
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The Beatles

Band-Signed "Please, Please Me" Record Album

Estimate

$30,000 - $50,000

Sold Price

$39,000

A mono copy of the Beatles record album "Please Please Me" (PMC 1202), 1963, signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint pen by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

These Beatles' signatures - which are particularly rare due to their large size - were obtained on the 15th April 1963, Easter Monday, at rehearsals held at the Bridge Hotel, Tenbury Wells, Worcestershire, UK.  The original owner was a 17 year old DJ for the Riverside Dancing club in Tenbury and also acted as an adviser for the membership committee.  After seeing an advert in NEMS (Brian Epstein's North East Music Store) in October 1962 he advised the committee to hire the Beatles for their annual club night.  On the Morning of 15th April he was playing snooker in the village when he and his friends saw the Beatles tour van arrive. Knowing where the band would be staying he rushed home to gather a few Beatles related things that he could find and subsequently returned to have them signed including this copy of "Please Please Me".  This engagement and small venue was unusual since the contract had been made by Brian Epstein in 1962 and by the time the Beatles played this show they were fully fledged stars.

Please Note: restoration work has been done on the record sleeve, not affecting or near the signed areas.

Details

Size
12 x 12 inches

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