Rare Beatles record that sat in attic for 50 years is up for sale

10" recording of "Till There Was You" and "Hello Little Girl" available at auction

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


Created by Josh Wakely, Beat Bugs sees a number of international artists taking on some of the Fab Four’s biggest hits, with the likes of Sia, Pink and James Bay all stepping up to the challenge.

The likes of Of Monsters And Men, The Shins, Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor and Birdy also feature.

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:


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