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What piece of Beatles history would you like to see in a museum?
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^^ There was some discussion of that upthread. The tooth conundrum has popped up all over the forum. :->

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Paul's Elementary School notebook.  The one he used to write down their first songs in.

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The poster that inspired John to write Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite!poster-for-Being-for-the-Benefit-of-Mr-Kite.jpg

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I'd like to see (hear) the most in-demand archival unreleased Beatles recordings made available for listening purposes. They could have booths with headphones where you could sit and listen to "Carnival Of Light" or whatever.

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The van Allan Williams drove to Hamburg...

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parlance said

One fan said she'd like "the" Hofner bass to be in a national museum (on a side note - and admittedly this has always confused me - I thought Paul had more than one Hofner bass? Someone with more knowledge can enlighten us, for sure).

What piece of Beatles memorabilia or history would you like to see made publicly accessible?

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Sadly Paul did have two but one of them was stolen along with some other guitars from Abbey Road sometime in 1969, it was the one with two pickups right up at the neck. Hasn't been heard of since.

I would like to see Paul's Rickenbacker bass on display. It's a left-handed 4001, probably the first ever made and some of the best basslines were written on it. And Paul's psychedelic piano. And Ringos guitars (he has one of Johns and one of George's, and they're both from the early era eg She Loves You).

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18 January 2015
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Paul did, indeed, have two Hofner 500/1's.

Pauls-Hofners.jpg

The one on the left, with the two pickups, is his original, bought in Hamburg at Steinway & Sons sometime between April and June 1961. It was used until towards the end of 1963, when Hofner gave him an updated model - which he was first seen using on their 4 October 1963 appearance on Ready, Steady, Go! (the one on the right, with the single pickup). His original was relegated to back-up duties.

He also had it refurbished in 1964, which explains its slightly different appearance when in reappeared in 1968 in the Revolution promo film. It's last sighting was during the Twickenham sessions in January 1969.

It was probably stolen, apparently from Abbey Road, in the days between the end of the Twickenham sessions and the move to Savile Row, as he is back using the 1963 model at Savile Row. Along with Paul's bass, George's Gretsch Tennessean and second Rickenbacker 360-12 were stolen at the same time.

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Ron Nasty said
Paul did, indeed, have two Hofner 500/1's.

Pauls-Hofners.jpg

The one on the left, with the two pickups, is his original, bought in Hamburg at Steinway & Sons sometime between April and June 1961. It was used until towards the end of 1963, when Hofner gave him an updated model - which he was first seen using on their 4 October 1963 appearance on Ready, Steady, Go! (the one on the right, with the single pickup). His original was relegated to back-up duties.

He also had it refurbished in 1964, which explains its slightly different appearance when in reappeared in 1968 in the Revolution promo film. It's last sighting was during the Twickenham sessions in January 1969.

It was probably stolen, apparently from Abbey Road, in the days between the end of the Twickenham sessions and the move to Savile Row, as he is back using the 1963 model at Savile Row. Along with Paul's bass, George's Gretsch Tennessean and second Rickenbacker 360-12 were stolen at the same time.

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Love to see some of the clothes like the Sgt Pepper uniforms, the collarless suits, leather jackets from Hamburg, ski-wear from Help and the clothes from the Abbey Road photo session

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Diaries kept by The Beatles or anyone close to them. I don't know which ones are in existence.

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Ahhh Girl said
Diaries kept by The Beatles or anyone close to them. I don't know which ones are in existence.

There are the John ones Fred Seaman went to jail for taking.

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parlance said

Ahhh Girl said
Diaries kept by The Beatles or anyone close to them. I don't know which ones are in existence.

There are the John ones Fred Seaman went to jail for taking.

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There is also a diary tape from John's which has been booted

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