Tuesday, January 21, 2020

"First-played" copy of The Beatles' "Love Me Do" single up for auction

Here's the premiere item from Omega Auctions' Jan. 28 sale of the "Tony Prince Collection."

Details:
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".
"First-played" copy of The Beatles "Love Me Do" single up for auction

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