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Early live recording of The Beatles to be auctioned after being found in TV producer's drawer

Johnnie Hamp found 1962 recording of band playing 'Some Other Guy' at his home

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A recording of The Beatles playing at The Cavern Club has been found in a desk drawer and will be sold at auction next month.

The tape features audio of the band playing 'Some Other Guy' at The Cavern Club in September 1962. Granada chose to record the band playing live after footage they filmed for TV show Know The North was affected by technical issues.

Beatles manager Brian Epstein ordered five copies of the tape to be produced. TV producer Johnnie Hamp will auction one of the tapes at The Cavern on November 4 as part of Adam Partridge Liverpool's memorabilia auction, BBC News reports.

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Just one of the five tapes has been sold in the past, with Apple Records buying a copy in 1993 for £16,000.

The appetite for Beatles memorabilia shows no signs of slowing down. Earlier this week the band's first ever management contract, signed with long-term manager Brian Epstein, was sold at auction.

The item was up for sale on September 29 at Sotherby's Rock and Pop auction in London for £365,000.

The contract was famously signed in 1962 despite Paul McCartney annoying Epstein by attending a meeting late as he was taking a bath, and agreed by some of The Beatles' parents because they were too young to sign legally themselves.
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