FOUND > Forgotten Beatles Record Fetches $110,000
Known as the record that helped launch the Beatles
Why So Much?
The record was pressed at an HMV record store in London in 1962.
In 1963 the record was returned by Martin to Epstein. Epstein then gave the record to Les Maguire, a keyboardist with a fellow Liverpool act, Gerry and the Pacemakers. After that the record was reportedly forgotten for decades in Maguire's home.
"This acetate is a unique item that, in many respects, helped Brain Epstein to start the ball rolling to musical world domination. It will fascinate Beatles collectors worldwide and no doubt attract bids from those with deep pockets.”
It appears they were right.
Video: More about the record (source: NewsBeat Social).
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