Rare Beatles’ 10-inch acetate sells for £77,500 at auction

Vinyl contains "Till There Was You" and "Hello Little Girl" from 1962

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A rare Beatles acetate has sold for for £77,500 at auction.

The 10-inch acetate of “Till There Was You” and “Hello Little Girl” was recorded in 1962 and bears the handwriting of Brian Epstein.

The disc lay forgotten in the attic of Les Maguire – the keyboardist in another Liverpool band, Gerry and the Pacemakers.


BB News reports that the 78 RPM acetate was mislabelled by Epstein as “‘Til There Was You” and credited to “Paul McCartney & The Beatles“.

“Hello Little Girl”, on the other side, was also mistitled as “Hullo Little Girl” and credited to “John Lennon & The Beatles“.

In was used to help secure the band a recording contract with EMI Records.


The record was sold at Warrington auction house, Omega Auctions.

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