The Beatles’ first record contract sells for $75,000
20 September 2015
From the section US & Canada
The contract was signed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best
The Beatles’ first recording contract has been sold at auction in New York for $75,000 (£48,000).
The 1961 contract resulted in the single My Bonnie, a rock-and-roll version of a children’s song.
It was released under the band name Tony Sheridan and the Beat Brothers, but caught the attention of Brian Epstein, who became the band’s manager.
The six-page contract was sold by the estate of German Beatles collector Uwe Blaschke, who died in 2010.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment