Very rare Parlophone red label copy of the Beatles’ first single release of ‘Love Me Do/P.S. I Love You,’ signed on the ‘B’ side in black ballpoint, “John Lennon xxx,” “Paul McCartney xxx,” “Ringo Starr xxx,” and “George Harrison xxx.” The disc is housed in its original sleeve. In fine condition, with some light contrast to small portions of three of the signatures against printing on the label. Record rates very good minus condition.
Originally released in the UK on October 5th, 1962, the Beatles’ first single, ‘Love Me Do,’ peaked at number seventeen on the British charts (it was a number one hit in the United States two years later). Just beginning their rise to stardom, the band promoted the record with local signings, as well as their television debut on the regional news program People and Places later that month. These autographs, on the incredibly rare initial Parlophone pressing of the single, were obtained at Dawson’s Music Shop in Widnes, England on October 6, 1962, one day after the record’s release. A spectacular piece of Beatles history, marking the beginning of their incredible journey with the hit that found its place on the charts fifty years ago this month. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.