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Rare Beatles Recording Nets $110K At Auction

A rare Beatles recording has sold for nearly $110,000 at auction in the U.K.

The 10-inch 78 rpm acetate of "'Til There Was You"/"Hello Little Girl" was recorded during 1962 at the site of a former HMV store in Liverpool, England and features handwritten notes from Beatles manager Brian Epstein, who misspelled both titles and credits the A-side to Paul McCartney & the Beatles and the B-side to John Lennon & the Beatles.

The recording was sent to future Beatles producer George Martin as part of the audition process for EMI Records. The recording has been owned for more than 50 years by Gerry and the Pacemakers keyboardist Less Maguire, who kept it wrapped in paper.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.