Extremely Rare Beatles record found

'Holy Grail' Beatles record

 A Beatles record was found in the home of Les Maguire where it had been hidden for fifty years. This was not just any Beatles record, in fact it has been listed as a "Holy Grail item" by Ian Shirley, editor of the Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide. The album contains songs such as "Til there was You" and "Hello Little Girl". The acetate contains the handwriting of the Beatle's manager, Brian Epstein, informing future generations that this item is a one off. The owner of the record, Maguire, the keyboardist for another Liverpool act, Gerry and the Pacemakers is putting the record up for auction. He received the record from Brian Epstein and describes it as "the record that sparked the Beatles success." He has "never been a fan of memorabilia, but also stated that " some people seem to like it." He hopes that the record goes for a good price at auction because he gave it to his granddaughter so she can buy a house using the profits.

Extremely Rare Beatles record found
 The record is a 78 RPM and was the first Beatles disc to be pressed before the band became extremely popular worldwide in 1962. The record was labeled as the work of "Paul McCartney and the Beatles." It was pressed at the HMV store in Oxford street London and presented to future Beatles producer George Martin at the EMI record label in a bid to secure the band a recording contract. Legend was born from then when the Beatles signed to EMI in 1962. This very rare and one of a kind record will be sold for the first time, causing speculation of how much it will actually go for in auction. Although it is difficult to predict, an estimate is upwards of £10,000. Beatles historian Mark Lewisohn stated in his book Tune In that this record is "one of the rarest and most collectable of all Beatles records." He believes that the disc is also "enhanced by Brian Epstein's handwriting on the labels, and the recognition of what it led to." The sale is to take place at Omega Auctions in Warrington on March 22nd and will be broadcast live online for worldwide bidding.
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