The original version of The Beatles‘ first contract with manager Brian Epstein is among the items to be put up for auction at The Fame Bureau’s ‘It’s More Than Rock and Roll’ auction in London next month.
The original paperwork contracted The Beatles to Epstein while he sourced their first record deal – and is signed by all band members, as well Lennon and McCartney‘s fathers, as John and Paul were under 21.
The document, first drafted and signed by the band on January 24, 1962 was completed with Epstein’s signature on October 1 the same year. The paperwork is now estimated to be worth in the region of £250, 000.
The memorabillia auction, taking place on September 4 at the Idea Generation Gallery in London will also see the piano used for the recording of “Hey Jude” be sold. The Trident Studios’s Bechstein Grand Piano which also features on David Bowie‘s Space Oddity, Hunky Dory and Ziggy Stardust albums is estimated between £300- £400, 000.
More details about the sale lots, and for images, see the website: www.famebureau.com.
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