One of our star lots in our forthcoming Back To The Future Auction in July was a Fully signed Beatles copy of Please, Please me.
Lot 35 - The Beatles - An original fully signed LP, 1963 Please, Please Me, PMC 1202, signed in blue ink John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney.
was estimated at £5,000 - 8,000 and sold to an American buyer for £8,100.
Provenance - Obtained by the current vendor by descent. Originally owned by Pete Brownett. In July 1963 before they went global, The Beatles started their British tour by spending six consecutive nights at the Odeon in the seaside town of Weston-Super-Mare. During this time, the town became the fab four's home and many famous photographs of the band were taken on the beach and various locations.
All four signatures were obtained on the Thursday of that week by Pete Brownett. Pete had just got his first job as a photographer, and one of his first assignments was to photograph the Beatles.
Please see the film in the link, and interview with Pete explaining that momentous occasion and how he acquired the signed record.
Posted on 13 July 2022