A rare The Beatles record that sat dormant in a loft for 50 years is set to go on sale, it has been revealed today (26 February).
The 10-inch vinyl recording – which is dated from 1962 – contains ‘Till There Was You’ and ‘Hello Little Girl’, belonging to Les Maguire, former keyboardist for beat group Gerry and the Pacemakers, a fellow band from Liverpool.
According to Mashable,The disc, which has been described as a “Holy Grail item” by Ian Shirley, editor of Record Collector Rare Record Price Guide, is up for auction in March for an as yet undisclosed starting bid, presented by Omega Auctions in Warrington.
Listen to the vinyl’s two tracks included in the players below:
The 78 RPM record also bears the handwriting of the band’s former manager Brian Epstein, It’s thought to fetch at least £10,000 plus. It was made at the HMV shop in London’s Oxford Street
Recently, it was also announced that The Beatles’ annual contribution to Liverpool economy is valued at £82 million
On February 10, Netflix announced a new Kids’ Original series, inspired by the music of The Beatles
James Corden also swaps his usual stint on The Late Late Show by being a part of the musical cast.
Featuring over 50 songs made famous by The Beatles, Sia takes on ‘Blackbird’ for the animated series, while Pink performs ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’.
In a press release, the ‘Beat Bugs’ are described as “charming, funny and adventurous”, while they also “have a knack for getting themselves into mischief and mayhem”.
“Each of the five friends (Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz, and Walter) has a distinctive personality, and they display the charm and energy of five knockabout, loveable kids.
“They are best friends who band together to explore and learn in an overgrown suburban backyard, which to them is their entire universe.”
Beat Bugs is set to hit Netflix in August 2016.
Watch the trailer below: