Beatles First Pressing of the Beatles Please Please Me Album Signed

25 Apr

A mono black/gold first pressing of the Beatles’ Please Please Me album signed on the back cover in blue ballpoint, “Paul McCartney,” “John Lennon,” “George Harrison,” and “Ringo Starr.” General wear to corners, creases to edges and front cover, and a bit of light soiling to back cover, otherwise fine condition. All of the signatures are large and quite bold, and the record is included. Accompanied by a letter of authenticity from noted Beatles expert Frank Caiazzo, in part, “These signatures were obtained at the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool on April 12, 1963, when The Beatles headlined an 8 hour Rhythm and Blues Marathon…the signatures were obtained by a helper working that day at the club, roughly 3 weeks after the album’s March 22nd release date, and these are large, excellent representative examples of each from this period.” The employee who obtained the signatures had given Neil Aspinall a hand in moving equipment into the club for their show; after bringing the band refreshments at Aspinall’s request—making tea for Ringo and bringing Coca-Colas for McCartney, Lennon, and Harrison—the young man was too shy to ask the musicians for their autographs, so Aspinall asked them to sign the album for him. Each signed, with McCartney signing last before handing it back. This show marked the Beatles’ second-to-last performance at the Cavern Club—four months later, on August 3rd, the band would play their 292nd and final show there, saying farewell to the venue that had given them their start. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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Posted by on April 25, 2014 in Beatles


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