Demonstration record 1962 lain more than half a century in a dusty attic.
The other day in the English town of Warrington, the auction, the main lot of which was a demo recording of The Beatles. Acetate record with two songs (“Till There Was You” and “Hello Little Girl”) went under the hammer for unthinkable 77.5 thousand pounds (111 thousand dollars, in roubles at all afraid to translate). Who was the lucky winner of the “Holy Grail” as dubbed by music critics write, unknown. However, it is quite remarkable the history of the plate.
It in 1962 produced the company HMV. The entry at that time little-known fab four gave George Martin, who later became the producer of The Beatles. Then by a strange coincidence, the album was the other keyboard player of the popular group – Gerry and the Pacemakers – Forest Maguire. And the musician safely removed this treasure wrapped in paper in the attic, where it had lain for more than 50 years.
In recent years, the artifacts associated with the legendary group, increasingly appear at auction. So, 10-inch lock of hair of John Lennon, cut in 1967 hairdresser Klaus Baruk in Hamburg, was sold for 35 thousand dollars. Initially, the auction house Heritage Auctions were intended to bail out of the hair of the founder of the legendary band no more than $10 thousand But collectors have inflated this figure to three times.