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22 October 2020
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Joe said
Anyone got a spare $225,000?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SGT-P…..4483363392

Sgt. Pepper ‘s Lonely Hearts Club Band SPECIAL EXTREMELY LIMITED PRESSING FOR CAPITOL EXECUTIVES ONLY with special cover showing Capitol Records executives instead of the Beatles!!!

Here is the story: In December of 1967, at the Capitol Records tower in Hollywood, a special party was held for the executives and salesmen working for the label. Sgt. Pepper had been released in June of 1967 and quickly became the biggest selling record to date for the Beatles and it is still considered by most as their all time MASTERPIECE. To celebrate that release and have a fun party at the same time, CAPITOL REVAMPED THE COVER, REMOVING THE BEATLES and replacing them and others from the original cover with the faces of various Executives and Salesmen. They produced, as best is known, about 100 copies of this special cover and pasted them on to front covers of the regular Album and gave them out as “party favors” at the gathering. ONLY those in attendance could have one.

In the years since that Christmas party, there have been a grand total of FOUR verified original copies known to have survived. Two were in “wrecked” condition and sold in the 1980’s by Rockaway Records of Los Angeles to lucky collectors. A third was found in Indiana, in the collection of a former Capitol records salesman in AVERAGE condition and sold about ten years ago for $45,000.00. THIS COPY, in perfect MINT and STILL SEALED in the original shrink wrap is the ONLY copy known to be in this kind of condition. There COULD be a few more of the 100 made still out there and unaccounted for, but it would be an absolute miracle if any of them would be in still sealed and perfect Mint condition, like this one!

Usually only speculated to exist and never seen in person by 99% of all Beatles collectors, this is THE one to own. NO Beatles collection, however great, will EVER be complete without this record.

I guess I’ll have to settle for an incomplete Beatles collection then…

  

I would buy it but for the delivery fee. $66 to send it to me!!! Amazon charge less than a tenner and that’s for a month. 

"I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris)

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Yes, but:

I am willing to deliver it, in person, and at my expense, to the buyer upon completion of a wire transfer into my account

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Joe said
Yes, but:

I am willing to deliver it, in person, and at my expense, to the buyer upon completion of a wire transfer into my account

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Ebay say $67.10 for delivery. Sorry but too confusing for me.

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The first time The Beatles were played on the radio is believed to have been when Love Me Do  was played by Radio Luxembourg. The advance copy of the single that was played, now owned by DJ Tony Prince, is being auctioned by Omega Auctions on 28 January 2020, valued at between £15,000-£20,000.

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THE BEATLES RADIO LUXEMBOURG ‘FIRST EVER’ PLAYED COPY OF Love Me Do . An incredible piece of music history. This the Radio Luxembourg library copy of ‘Love Me Do ‘, this being the very 7″ played by Radio Luxembourg DJs during the period. RL is widely acknowledged to be the first of the radio stations to give the Beatles airtime and were crucial in launching the Fab Four on their way to superstardom. The framed display includes a demonstration copy of the record (45-R 4949) with visible A side seemingly in Ex condition (with incorrect McArtney spelling) and with label signed in blue ink by Paul McCartney . Also a 1994 telex sent from MPL to Tony Prince with body to read ‘Dear Tony, I’m happy to confirm that i first heard ‘Love Me Do ‘ (our first release) on Radio Luxembourg. Did I ever thank you for playing it? if not, I do now. Cheers, All the very best’ with signature (facsimile) by Paul McCartney . Frame measures 28 x 18″.

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The winning bid was £17,000.

Wonder who got it.

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I’ve been clearing out a few cupboards and have some old Beatles and John Lennon related VHS tapes. Some of these I believe have some fairly rare content. . 

There is and “Essential TV Appearances 63-68” but I can’t remember what’s on it. There’s “The Mystery Trip” which is Maccas 67 holiday film. There’s also a double video called “The Beatles 1962-70 limited edition” and I seem to remember this has some interesting content but I can’t remember what. There’s also Lennon’s interview with Tom Snyder.

I have listed on eBay. The link is here for anyone interested.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bea…..635-2958-0

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A letter John wrote to Paul. It’s at $39,000 right now. Should Paul buy it and shred it?

Can anyone break this down and ‘splain it to us?

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Paul had done an interview with Melody Maker that was published on 20 November 1971 ahead of the release of Wild Life in December, @Ahhh Girl…

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I just want the four of us to get together somewhere and sign a piece of paper saying it’s all over and we want to divide the money four ways. No one else would be there, not even Linda or Yoko or Allen Klein. We’d just sign the paper and hand it to the business people and let them sort it out. That’s all I want now, but John won’t do it. Everybody thinks I am the aggressor but I’m not, you know. I just want out.

The Beatles never actually copped for all this money, everyone else did. I wouldn’t care but you think we could have a new deal now. You’d think they’d release us. They’ve made a lot of money and we could shake hands and part company but now we can’t. I’m being sued for a million pounds in New York by Northern Songs. It’s so complicated.

There was a bit of hype on the back of the [Let It Be ] sleeve for the first time ever on a Beatles album. At the time, the Beatles were very strained with each other and it wasn’t a happy time. It said it was a ‘new-phase Beatles album’ and there was nothing further from the truth. That was the last Beatles album and everybody knew it… (Allen) Klein had it re-produced because he said it didn’t sound commercial enough.

John’s whole image now is very honest and open. He’s alright, is John. I like his ‘Imagine ‘ album but I didn’t like the others. ‘Imagine ‘ is what John is really like but there was too much political stuff on the other albums. You know, I only really listen to them to see if there’s something I can pinch. (laughs)

‘How Do You Sleep’? I think it’s silly. So what if I live with straights? I like straights. I have straight babies. It doesn’t affect him. He says the only thing I did was ‘Yesterday .’ He knows that’s wrong. (Paul motions to the studio below) I used to sit down there and play, and John would watch me from up here, and he’d really dig some of the stuff I played to him. He can’t say all I did was ‘Yesterday ‘ because he knows and I know it’s not true.

You know I was asked to play George’s concert in New York for Bangla Desh and I didn’t. Well, listen. Klein called a press conference and told everyone I had refused to do it – it wasn’t so. I said to George the reason I couldn’t do it was because it would mean that all the world’s press would scream that the Beatles had got back together again and I know that would have made Klein very happy. It would have been a historical event and Klein would have taken the credit. I didn’t really fancy playing anyway. If it wasn’t for Klein I might have had second thoughts about it but I don’t know, really. Allen’s a good talker. The others really dig him, but I’ve made the mistake of trying to advise them against him and that pissed them off. I think they might secretly feel that I am right though.

John wanted to do a big thing in Toronto [13/09/69 concert, Toronto Rock and Roll Revival] but I didn’t dig that at all. I hear that before he went on stage he was sick, and that’s just what I didn’t want. Like anybody else I have been nervous because of the Beatles thing.

John and Yoko are not cool in what they are doing. I saw them on television the other night and thought that what they are saying about what they wanted to do together was basically the same as what Linda and I want to do.

Before John was leaving the Beatles, I was lying in bed at home one night and I thought we could get a band together, like his Plastic Ono Band. I felt the urge because we had never played live for four years. We all wanted to appear on a stage but not with the Beatles. We couldn’t do it as the Beatles because it would be so big. We’d have to find a million-seater hall or something.

I wanted to get in a van and do an unadvertised concert at a Saturday night hop at Slough Town Hall or somewhere like that. We’d call ourselves Rikki and the Red Streaks or something and just get up and play. There’d be no press and we’d tell nobody about it. John thought it was a daft idea.

My best playing days were at the Cavern lunchtime sessions. We’d go onstage with a cheese roll and a cigarette and we felt we had really something going on. The amps used to fuse and we’d stop and sing a Sunblest Bread commercial while they were repaired. I’d walk off down the street playing my guitar and annoying the neighbours. I couldn’t do that now, but it’s what I want to do with this new group.

We just don’t know how we are going to do. I don’t want to start with a Wings concert at the Albert Hall with the world watching and analysing. I just want to play a small dance, and rock a bit.

We will start just by turning up at a place we fancy visiting, and just play a straightforward gig. We might use another name to keep it quiet. We have rehearsed and we can play live together. In fact it sounds quite good. It doesn’t really matter that much.

I don’t want Wings to become a media group, with our signatures on knickers which are sold for promotion. I don’t like that now. I was happy with that situation in the Beatles, but it died in the end. We are starting off as a new band, but if we ever get to be huge like the Beatles it will be very different.

John and Paul’s relationship was at about its lowest ebb at the time, and John took exception to many of Paul’s statements, firing off his response in the form of an open letter that was published in the 4 December 1971 edition of Melody Maker, and in which he contested many of Paul’s claims…

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Dear Paul, Linda et al the wee McCartney’s,

Thanks for your letter.

1. We give YOU money for your bits of Apple.
2. We give you MORE money in the form of royalties which legally belong to Apple (I know we’re Apple, but on the other hand we’re not.).

Maybe there’s an answer there somewhere, but for the millionth time in these past few years I repeat, ‘What about the TAX?’ It’s all very well, playing ‘simple honest ole Paul’ in Melody Maker but you know damn well we can’t just sign a bit of paper.

You say, ‘John won’t do it.’ I will if you indemnify us against the tax man! Anyway, you know that after we have OUR meeting, the fucking lawyers will have to implement whatever we agree on, right?

If they have some form of agreement between THEM before WE meet, it might make it even easier. It’s up to you, as we’ve said many times, we’ll meet whenever you like. Just make up your mind! Eg. two weeks ago I asked you on the phone, ‘Please let’s meet without advisors, etc. and decide what we want,’ and I emphasised especially Maclen [Lennon and McCartney’s songwriting company] which is mainly our concern, but you refused, right?

You said under NO CONDITION would you sell to us if we didn’t do what you wanted, you’d sue us again and that Ringo and George are going to break you John, etc. etc.

Now I was quite straight with you that day, and you tried to shoot me down with your emotional ‘logic.’ If YOU’RE not the aggressor (as you claim) who the hell took us to court and shat all over us in public?

As I’ve said before, Have you ever thought that you might POSSIBLY be wrong about something? Your conceit about us and Klein is incredible. You say you ‘made the mistake of trying to advise them against Klein and that pissed them off’ and we secretly feel that you’re right! Good God ! You must know WE’RE right about Eastman.

One other little lie in your ‘It’s only Paulie’ MM bit: ‘Let It Be ‘ was not the first bit of hype on a Beatle album. Remember Tony Barrow? And his wonderful writing on ‘Please Please Me ‘ etc. etc. The early Beatle Xmas records!

And you gotta admit it was a ‘new-phase’ Beatle album, incidentally written in the style of the great Barrow himself! By the way, what happened to my idea of putting the parody of our first album cover on the Let It Be cover?

Also, we were intending to parody Barrow originally, so it was hype. But what is your LIFE article? Tony Barrow couldn’t have done it better. (And your writing inside of the Wings album [Wild Life ] isn’t exactly the realist is it?) Anyway, enough of this petty bourgeois fun.

You were right about New York! I do love it; it’s the ONLY PLACE TO BE. (Apart from anything else, they leave you alone too!) I see you prefer Scotland! (MM) – I’ll bet you your piece of Apple you’ll be living in New York by 1974 (two years is the usual time it takes you – right?)

Another thing, whadya mean BIG THING in Toronto? It was completely spontaneous. They rang on the Friday, we flew there, and we played on Saturday. I was sick because I was stone pissed. Listen to the album – with no rehearsal too. Come on Macka! Own up! We’d never played together before! Half a dozen live shows with no big fuss. In fact we’ve BEEN DOING what you’ve said the Beatles should do. Yoko and I have been doing it for three years! (I said it was daft for the Beatles to do it. I still think it’s daft.) So go on and do it! Do it! Do it! E.g. Cambridge 1969, completely unadvertised! A very small hall. Lyceum Ballroom, 1969, no fuss, great show – thirty piece rock band! ‘Live Jam’ out soon! Filmore East, 1971, unannounced. Another good time had by all – out soon!! We even played in the streets here in the Village (our spiritual home!?) with the great David Peel!! We were moved on by the cops even!! It’s best just to DO IT.

I know you’ll dig it, and they don’t even expect the Beatles now anyway!

So you think ‘Imagine ‘ ain’t political? It’s ‘Working Class Hero ‘ with sugar on it for conservatives like yourself!! You obviously didn’t dig the words. Imagine ! You took ‘How Do You Sleep’ so literally (read my own review of the album in Crawdaddy.) Your politics are very similar to Mary Whitehouse’s – ‘Saying nothing is as loud as saying something.’

Listen, my obsessive old pal, it was George’s press conference – not ‘dat ole debbil Klein’ – He said what you said: ‘I’d love to come but…’ Anyway, we basically did it for the same reasons — the Beatle bit – they still called it a Beatle show, with just two of them!

Join the Rock Liberation Front before it gets you.

Wanna put your photo on the label like uncool John and Yoko, do ya? (Ain’t ya got no shame!) If we’re not cool, WHAT DOES THAT MAKE YOU?

No hard feelings to you either. I know basically we want the same, and as I said on the phone and in this letter, whenever you want to meet, all you have to do is call.

All You Need Is Love
Power To The People
Free all prisoners
Jail the judges
Love and peace
Get it on and rip ’em off

John Lennon

P.S. The bit that really puzzled us was asking to meet WITHOUT LINDA AND YOKO. I thought you’d have understood BY NOW that I’m JOHNANDYOKO.

P.P.S. Even your own lawyers know you can’t ‘just sign a bit of paper.’ (or don’t they tell you?)

It was one of many examples of John and Paul taking their feud over the Beatles split out of the courts and into the music press in the early ’70s (one shudders to think how it would have played out if they’d had social media like Twitter!).

There would be little point in Paul buying the letter to destroy it as it was published at the time (and would probably see him criticised for destroying the original of a primary source that was made public at the time).

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This isn’t as bad as I remember it from the time. I guess the present day nasty discourse on the internet makes this seem kind of enduring and witty.

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The advantage of a moderated exchange sb, with both knowing every word would be pored over by Melody Maker‘s lawyers before publication so that MM were confident they couldn’t get caught up in a libel lawsuit.

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What is the “bit of hype” about?

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The “bit of hype” is this paragraph…

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…on the back cover of Let It Be . Paul says nothing like it had been done before on a Beatles album, John points out it had, citing Tony Barrow’s notes on the back cover of Please Please Me .

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What is the “bit of hype” about?

This bit of text (which did strike me as very bizarre when I first borrowed the vinyl from library in ’86):Screenshot_20220810-114713_Gallery.jpgImage Enlarger

EDIT: Haha never mind

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!"
-- Paul McCartney

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The letter sold for $70,000.

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Julia Lennon’s house on Blomfield Road is going up for auction. So sad she didn’t make it there on the night of 15 July 1958.

The three-bedroom semi-detached house on Blomfield Road in Liverpool, which was the home of Lennon’s mother Julia from 1950 until her death in 1958, is expected to sell for £250,000 at auction.

The home will be sold in an online-only auction which will finish at 7pm on September 26. 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne…..-sold.html <– pictures at the link

also – https://www.bloomberg.com/news…..the-hammer

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Hi,

I work for a television production company called Curve Media and we are making an exciting new documentary series following Hansons Auctioneers. I want to reach out on here to see if anyone might be interested in attending a music and film auction we are filming as part of the series.

The series is for Discovery (Quest) and follows life at Hansons, which is run and owned by one of the UK’s most popular auctioneers Charles Hanson. The bulk of each episode will focus on 3 or 4 unfolding stories of items with extra special interest as they pass through Hansons – from the moment a seller arrives for an initial valuation through to the item being sold.

We are currently looking to invite people to attend a Music and Film auction on Wednesday 21st September 2022 at Hansons Auctioneers & Valuers, Heage Lane, Etwall, Derbyshire DE65 6LS.

For this auction, we are specifically following some original James Bond posters and a first pressing of The Beatles’ iconic debut album ‘Please Please Me ’ from 1963. 

There is also a full auction taking place and the online catalogue will be released a week in advance of the auction: https://hansonsauctioneers.co……m-auction/

The auctions at Hansons are not currently open to the public so we’re inviting people to be a part of the audience to create a bit of energy and atmosphere in the bidding room! There is not a requirement to bid on any items and we can organise travel to the auction if required. 

If you or anyone you know might be interested in attending, please email on auctions@curvemedia.com to register your interest. 

It is also pertinent to mention that we are a production company with diversity at its core, so we welcome guests from diverse backgrounds.

If you would like any further details, please do not hesitate to ask. Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,

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